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November 2018

The Blanket Brigade

November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55431 United States
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We will be making tie-blankets for people experiencing homelessness.

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100 Kind Deeds

November 23, 2018
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Our friends at This Life Rocks have once again invited us to participate in 100 Kind Deeds! Here's the plan, Gang: on Black Friday, commit to doing a kind deed (or ten!). We will keep track and get to 100 (or how about WAY more than that??) We will "meet" on This Life Rocks' Facebook page!

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December 2018

Adopt-A-Senior

December 5, 2018

*THIS IS AN ONGOING VIRTUAL "EVENT", GIFTS ARE DUE ON 12/5* We have "adopted" five seniors that live at Thomas T. Feeney Manor in Minneapolis.   We've acquired their Holiday Wishlists and intend on giving them a wonderful Christmas! Can you help? Please click on our Amazon Wish List here.  Items needed for Adopt-A-Senior are indicated with "For December's Adopt-A-Senior Event" We can also accept financial donations here on our website and at GiveMN. **Gifts and financial donations needed by December 5th.**

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Adopt-A-Senior Drop-Off!

December 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thomas T. Feeney Manor, 901 N 4th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405 United States
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The Spread Sunshine Gang will be dropping off the gifts for the 5 seniors we've "adopted" for the holidays! Additionally, we will be socializing with other seniors during their holiday party, sharing store-bought treats and spreading sunshine and holiday cheer! We need 8 confirmed adult YESes only for this event. (you can bring your children). A response of "going" is a confirmation of your attendance. *Feel free to wear festive gear! Not required! *Feel free to bring store-bought treats! Not…

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January 2019

Bundle Up, MN DUE DATE

January 11

ACCEPTING DONATIONS NOW!! The fourth annual Bundle Up, MN is here! This year we are collaborating with Knitteapolis Yarnbomber and This Life Rocks!!  To donate: we are accepting new, gently used and handmade scarves, hats and mittens to distribute around Loring Park in Minneapolis! Donations accepted through 1/11. Please send an email to thespreadsunshinegang@gmail.com for donation address or to arrange a pick-up in the Twin Cities area.

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Bundle Up, MN 2019! Distribution Date

January 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dunn Bros Coffee-Loring Park, 329 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Distribution will take place on Sunday, 1/13 at 9am at Loring Park in Minneapolis. Please meet at the Dunn Brothers at Loring Park: 329 W. 15th Street in Minneapolis. From there we will distribute as quickly as possible. Plan on one hour.

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DIY Snow Painting!

January 28 @ 8:00 am - February 2 @ 5:00 pm
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This is a DIY event! At some point during the week, do some snow painting in your neighborhood! Here's how to do it: Grab a few spray bottles or squeeze bottles.  Add approximately 8 drops of food coloring to the bottle and fill the rest with water. Voila! You're ready to paint the snow! Have fun! Post your pics and tag them with #thespreadsunshinegang so we can celebrate your masterpieces!    

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February 2019

You Are Loved!

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Penn Lake Library, 8800 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55431 United States
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We were inspired by this article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/student-spends-months-making-1300-valentines-for-high-school-classmates/ Join us as we create and decorate origami hearts! When you are done, feel free to take home to give and/or hide for others to find! Come for all or part of this event! We will have supplies ready for you! Feel free to bring a snack to share, if you'd like!

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