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November 2019

Give to the Max Day!

November 14, 2019
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Give to the Max Day 2019 is scheduled for Thursday, November 14! Plan to join GiveMN and thousands of Minnesota nonprofits and schools as we raise millions of dollars together for the organizations which make our communities stronger.  

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The Blanket Brigade!

November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Southdale Library meeting room, 7001 York Avenue S
Edina, MN 55435
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Join us for all or part of this annual event! We will be making tie-blankets for People Serving People shelter in Downtown Minneapolis.  Each client will receive a blanket upon check-in to then take with them as they transition into permanent housing. **Fleece donations needed for this event. One adult-sized blanket uses 3 yards of fleece in two different patterns**

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100 Kind Deeds Days

November 29, 2019
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On November 29th, This Life Rocks and The Spread Sunshine Gang are going to try to do 100 kind deeds (or more) in one day! This is a virtual event, and you can participate on Facebook or Instagram! Do a kind deed and take a pic! Then tag us on social media (@thespreadsunshinegang or #thespreadsunshinegang) We will be keeping a tally throughout the day! It feels good to do good!

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December 2019

Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2019
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GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Please use the following link for your donation: https://www.thespreadsunshinegang.org/donation-form/

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MN/CAPS Adopt-A-Senior Party

December 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Charlie’s on Prior., 3950 Green Heights Trail SW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
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TSSG has collaborated with students in the MN/CAPS program at Prior Lake High School and Charlie's on Prior! This event was created with the purpose of giving back to the elderly in local senior living homes. We are working with the Grainwood Apartments in Prior Lake to make the holiday season brighter for everyone! For more information, please check out the website: https://tssgholiday.wixsite.com/sunshine

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Adopt-A-Senior Holiday Party!

December 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1015 4th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN MN United States + Google Map

Join us as we hand out gifts to our Adopt-A-Seniors! Stay for cookies, karaoke, and conversation as we celebrate the holiday season! Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center.  Please park on the street in front of the building.  We will meet in the lobby.

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January 2020

Bundle Up, MN DUE DATE

January 5

We are accepting new, used and homemade winter items for our fifth annual Bundle Up, MN event!  We are in need of hats, mittens, scarves, coats, and boots in both adult and children's sizes.  Please contact Nickie at thespreadsunshinegang@gmail.com for drop-off location address.  Pick-ups can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.

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Bundle Up, MN *Distribution*

January 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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We are so excited to collaborate with Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District on this event! Let's decorate the outside of the library with our winter gear donations! Timeline 9:00-gather near the ATM/Parking Garage elevator bank in the first-floor lobby 9:05-break into smaller groups for distribution 9:30-9:45-finish up! Everyone is welcome!

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Bundle Up, MN *Distribution*

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dunn Bros Coffee-Loring Park, 329 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Let's decorate Loring Park with our winter gear donations! Feel free to stay afterward for a coffee at Dunn Brothers, our treat! Timeline 9:00-gather in front of Dunn Brothers 9:05-break into smaller groups for distribution 9:30-9:45-finish up in the park and then have coffee together. Everyone is welcome! This event is in collaboration with Knitteapolis, This Life Rocks and The Drawer!

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Book Club!

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lunds & Byerlys France Ave Edina, 7171 France Av S
Edina, MN 55435
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Our first meeting! TSSG's Book Club will focus on books relating to gratitude, happiness, and kindness! We will meet on the second Monday of the month. Future locations and books TBD. January's book is "Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey" by A.J. Jacobs. Meet upstairs in the "Mezz." Wine and Beer are available for purchase. ALL ARE WELCOME! Feel free to come even if you didn't read the book!

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