Giving Back

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.

In October 2015, nearly 15,000 volunteers from the Woodbury community and beyond assembled and packed meals for the hungry at the largest-ever Feed My Starving Children event under one roof at the HealthEast S

After looking for alternative ways to raise funds, Jacki Frazer and others created the Math and Science Academy’s first Dragon Dinner in 2017. They’re now gearing up for this year’s event on April 14.

You may have seen photos of these adorable pups on your Facebook feed that just melt your heart. Social media is one of the ways Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue helps rescue thousands of dogs through its volunteer foster program, saving animals and giving local families an opportunity to serve.

The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (CCEFS) has faithfully served the local community for nearly as long as Woodbury has been around.

When Donna Smith-Stafford started Koins for K9s three years ago, her mission was to add to the legacy her late husband, Bruce Stafford, had created for himself in his dedication to protecting others.

While most marathoners worry about staying hydrated, a group of Woodbury runners prays their 26.2-mile effort will help fund clean water for people in Africa.

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