Giving back in November

11/1/2016

It's November--a month of harvest, preparation, and sharing. We all enjoy the bounty of our land. Truly, it is a special time to celebrate with family and friends. Open Arms of Minnesota (www.openarmsmn.org) invites you to help them do just that--work in their garden, prepare meals in the kitchen, work in their office, or deliver the meals yourself to those in the Twin Cities with life-threatening illnesses. Come alone or bring your friends. See their website for the various volunteer opportunities available.

Another way to give back is to fight hunger by joining the Salvation Army's 2016 Walk to End Hunger. This family friendly 5K walk is a fundraiser that will take place from 7:00 am-10:00 am Thanksgiving morning, November 24, inside the Mall of America. Registration begins at 7:00 am with the formal program and countdown at 7:30 am. Raise money and receive incentive prizes. All proceeds go toward fighting hunger in the Twin Cities. For more information go to www.walktoendhunger.org.

For volunteering opportunities at community locations outside the Twin Cities go to www.salvationarmynorth.org/regions/greater-minnesota/