This Year’s Upcoming Events
Salvation Army Bell Ringing – 12/14/18
One of our favorite team events is the annual Salvation Army bell ringing. On December 14th, Give Back Crew members will again ring the bell for the Salvation Army’s annual red kettle fundraiser that runs from November through Christmas Eve. The GBC shift will last from 2 to 6 PM, so be sure to stop by and say hi!
Walk to End Alzheimer’s (PA) – 9/29/18
Shortly after the Minnesota crew walks in the Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Pennsylvania team will walk in the Monroe County Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Monroe County Walk to End Alzheimer’s is located at East Stroudsburg University, not far from WPRP’s East Stroudsburg warehouse. The fundraising goal for the Monroe County Walk to End Alzheimer’s is $41,070. You can see the WPRP Rockstars’ team page here.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Twin Cities – 9/15/18
Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects nearly every single one of us, either directly or indirectly. On Saturday, September 15th, member of the Minnesota GBC team will walk in the 2018 Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field. This year’s walk will aim to raise $1.6MM in the fight against Alzheimer’s. To learn more about the event, head to the event page or check out the Minnesota GBC team page here.
Second Harvest Heartland Pack Event – 5/17/18
May 17th marks the day when the Minnesota GBC will return to Second Harvest Heartland to pack meals for neighbors in need. Second Harvest is among the nation’s largest network of food banks, working to store and distribute food to food insecure community members right in our own neighborhoods. In August, the team packed 1,390 pounds of food. This May, they’ll look to break their own record in an effort to help hungry Minnesotans.
March for Babies (PA) – 5/5/18
On May 5th, the Pennsylvania Give Back Crew team will walk in the Northeast Pennsylvania March for Babies. The goal of the March for Babies is to help more babies be born healthy by providing resources to mothers from preconception to post-delivery. If you’re in the area, we encourage you to stop by, say hi, and learn more!
Relay for Life (PA)
On April 6th, members from the Pennsylvania division of the Give Back Crew linked up at East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, and this year’s East Stroudsburg relay raised over $25,000.
Last March, eight team members from the Minnesota wing of the Give Back Crew gathered at Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minnesota for the 20th annual Bedrace for Bridging. Bridging is a Twin Cities-based charity that furnishes homes for those in need. Bridging’s annual Bedrace fundraiser pits teams of four against one another as they race mattresses — real mattresses — down Buck Hill. This year, the fundraiser brought in over $113,000!