Giving Back

The name of Woodbury resident Dave Merten’s 8-year-old salsa company, SnappyDog Salsa, started as a family joke. While snorkeling on vacation, Dave’s son saw a dog snapper fish and was so excited he flubbed the fish’s name.

It’s easy, living amid the affluence of Woodbury, to forget that there are many people in our community who lack access to basic needs including food and clothing. Members of Woodbury Lutheran Church, home to the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf, recognized this firsthand.

The Double Dog Dare Challenge is a fundraiser benefitting the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America, where participants raise $1,000 for the opportunity to rappel down the 23-story U.S. Bank Plaza in downtown Minneapolis.

When Donna Smith-Stafford lost her husband to a sudden heart attack, Woodbury lost a beloved and dedicated community leader.

There’s nothing like waking up to the warmth of a cozy quilt, especially when it was handmade with love. Even more so when it covers the bed of a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Six months ago, nearly 15,000 volunteers walked into Woodbury’s Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC) to assemble and pack meals for the hungry at the largest-ever Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) mobile pack event under one roof in the United States.

During the summer, the land of 10,000 lakes offers an oasis of sandy beaches and perfect swimming water. During the winter, it offers an opportunity to jump into a hole in the ice and raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.

December is a wonderful time to consider making a gift to a local nonprofit. Here are five local 501(c)(3) organizations that are doing great things in Woodbury.

The Gift of Play

Next month, Bielenberg Sports Center will be transformed into a massive assembly station for 4 million meals for the hungry.

Pages