Events

This Year’s Upcoming Events

Polar Plunge – Date TBD

In February, the Give Back Crew team members will take the Polar Plunge to help raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. To learn more about the Polar Plunge or to donate, head to the official website here >>

 

AK Furniture Drive – Date TBD

Bridging is a Twin Cities-based nonprofit that helps furnish homes for families transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. The GBC has supported Bridging in the past by way of participating in their annual Bedrace for Bridging event. This year, the GBC will kick it up a notch by organizing a company furniture drive and delivering the donated items to Bridging. For more information about Bridging and what kinds of items they accept, head to their website here >>

 

Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s represents a special cause for the Give Back Crew and has become a perennial favorite event for our team. On September 5th, 2019, the GBC team will once again walk in the Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field in Minneapolis. Last year, the Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s was one of the nation’s largest Walk to End Alzheimer’s events, raising more than $1 million for the Alzheimer’s Association. We’re looking forward to once again raising money and awareness to help stop this disease that affects so many of us and our loved ones. To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association, you can visit their website here. To learn more about the Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s, you can see the event page here >>

 

Monroe County Walk to End Alzheimer’s (PA) – 10/5/19

A week after the Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Pennsylvania GBC team will participate in the Monroe County Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The PA Give Back Crew team always has a good turnout for the Monroe County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and this year will be no exception. You can learn more about the Monroe County Walk to End Alzheimer’s by heading to the event web page here >>

 

Salvation Army Bell Ringing – 12/13/19 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

This December, the Give Back Crew will be back again to ring bells for the Salvation Army. The holiday season is a wonderful time to give back to the community, and The Salvation Army does a tremendous job in caring for our neighbors in need. We can’t wait to get back out there and ring the signature bells to help raise money for the Salvation Army and its services. To learn more about the Salvation Army, visit their website here >>

 

Previous 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!

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

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

Second Harvest Heartland

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.

Relay for life

Jackie and Rich attending the Relay for Life hosted by East Stroudsburg University

Bridging Bedrace

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!

bedrace for bridging

142 teams registered for this year’s Bedrace for Bridging