Giving Back

In February, the Rotary Club of Woodbury hosted its annual gala to raise funds for various community initiatives. The evening at Royal Golf Club included food, drinks, music from the Lake String Quartet and comedy from John DeBoer.

A volunteer with Woodbury nonprofit Milk and Honey Missions pushes children from the Honduran village of Villa San Antonio on a swing.

Milk & Honey Missions, a Woodbury-based nonprofit organization, began with one church trip to an orphanage in Villa San Antonio, Honduras in the 1990s.

Food shelf volunteers chat with families about healthy fruit and veggies at a local gathering.

Learn how you can help ensure all students have access to food year round.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Bash for Brains

Bash for Brains returned to Woodbury last fall for its sixth year, drawing over 300 guests and $57,000 between donations, entry and raffle tickets, and a silent auction.

Woodbury shop Pet Evolution holds an annual fundraiser for the Woodbury Police K9 Fund.  This year’s event raised $3,700 for the non-profit organization. Hundreds of people came to the event with their pets including dogs, cats and even geese—and got to take photos with the big guy in red.

The Woodbury Rotary Club cleans up garbage.

When the Woodbury Rotary Club says it’s “an inclusive community for all,” its members prove they aren’t joking around.

Woodbury residents raise puppies for Canine Companions for Independence

After losing their basset hound of 14 years, Woodbury residents John and Jeanne Segar knew they didn’t want another long, full-time commitment to a dog as they neared retirement with travel plans.

Lynn Thoele, owner of local business Sparkle Plenty Cleaners, works with a nonprofit, Cleaning For A Reason, to offer free house cleaning for women undergoing cancer treatment in Woodbury, St.

The tie between local and global is a concept talked about widely these days—as the world becomes more connected, the opportunity to have impact from halfway across the world has become even greater.

Sara Lein never dreamed of riding on the back of a motorcycle on a Caribbean island, running a school in a foreign country, or helping find homes for three special kids—but she feels honored to say this is all now part of her journey.

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