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Givers Step Up for Kids

Once again our community of Givers have stepped up and donated gift cards to Famous Footwear. With help from a Maple Grove Giving Connection school liaison we were able to use the gift cards to purchase winter boots for students at Park Brook Elementary school. Famous Footwear was kind enough to provide a discount, which helped make the gift cards …

Christmas Giving Tree from MGLC

It is a holiday tradition at the Maple Grove Lutheran Church to host a Christmas Giving Tree. This is not your ordinary Christmas tree. The ornaments on this tree are gift tags that identify a variety of specific, individual, gift ideas for those who are less fortunate. Givers remove a tag, acquire the gift, and return it to the church …

A Warm Welcome to MN

What would you do if you were a single mom, raising two daughters, and found yourself having to relocate from the blistering heat of the Southwest to the more chilling climate of Minnesota? What would you do if this was during the month of November AFTER snow flakes had begun to fall, and the cold winds had started to blow?…Well, …

Brake for Human without House

Recently, we became aware of a local man who was in need of some basic car repairs. He is a human without a house. He has a job but depends upon his car to get to/from his place of employment. Without a functional car, his job would have been in jeopardy. A notice was broadcast to our Community of Givers, …

Our Mantra

Find a Need, Fill a Need! Our mantra So, How does this work? Our mission is to create the connections between Humans, who have a need, and Givers, with the capacity to fulfill that need. This can be accomplished in the Human Needs forum on this web site. Anyone can identify something a member of our community may need and …

Meet the Board Members

Meet the Board The concept for the Maple Grove Giving Connection was first created in 2020, and then formalized in 2021 when the group was officially recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable entity. We are simple neighbors trying to rally our fellow neighbors around a cause to make our community the best it can be for everyone. President Taya Brodin tayab@mggivingconnection.org …

Providing Gas Cards in Winter

During winter, when the Minnesota cold winds blow, our community members who do not have immediate access to a warm, safe, abode are forced to use their automobiles for warmth and shelter. This means they are entirely dependent upon keeping the vehicle running. It quickly became apparent that a primary need for these humans is ability to pay for gasoline. Thus, one of our initial missions was to solicit all fo the generous Givers in our Maple Grove community for a supply of gas cards so a basic human need of a warm shelter could be fulfilled.