December 2010 Charitable Registry



BENEFITTING: The Salvation Army, 102.9LITE FM
DESCRIPTION: Dec 1 and 2, 102.9 LITE FM will host a 2-day radio-a-thon. Help make a family’s Christmas a little brighter by purchasing gifts and a food certificate for a family in need. More details available closer to the event.


Jingle Bell Run/Walk- Duluth

WHERE: College of St Scholastica-Duluth
BENEFITTING: Arthritis Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Participants bundle up in holiday cheer and run or walk to raise funds for arthritis programs, sevices, and research.
CONTACT: Liz Truax at 651-229-5371 or


Jungle Bell Run/Walk

WHERE: Courts Plus Fitness Center
BENEFITTING: Arthritis Foundation
DESCRIPTION: Participants bundle up in holiday cheer and run or walk to raise funds for arthritis programs, services, and research.
CONTACT: Liz Truax at 651-229-5371 or


An Evening in Technicolor

WHERE: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
BENEFITTING: Ordway Circle of Stars
DESCRIPTION: Join us for an evening of amazing food and an exclusive first look at the final dress rehearsal of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; a gala to benefit the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and its educational programs.
CONTACT: Kate Youngdahl at 651-282-3006 or


SUBWAY: Bring A Blanket for Bridging

WHERE: Subway Restaurants
DESCRIPTION: Individuals are asked to bring new or gently used, clean blankets to any participating SUBWAY restaurant. In return for their donation, contributors will receive a free regular six-inch SUBWAY sandwich (one free sub per person regardless of the number of donations)
CONTACT: Erin Peterson at 952-278-3114 or


Victorian Holidays Dinners

WHERE: LeDuc Historic Estate
BENEFITTING: Dakota County Historical Society
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a four course, candle-lit holiday meal at a restored gothic revival estate decorated for the holidays. Live entertainment included.
CONTACT: Jessica Bierbrauer at 651-552-7548 or


Friends of Gillette 26th Annual Benefit

WHERE: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
BENEFITTING: Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
DESCRIPTION: Reception featuring a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres at the St. Paul RiverCentre, followed by a presentation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” This benefit supports the services Gillette provides to children who have disabilities.
CONTACT: Judy Johnson at 651-229-1740 or


30th Anniversary Winter Concert

WHERE: St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
BENEFITTING: Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
DESCRIPTION: The Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs are celebrating 30 Years of inspiring and teaching young people the rewarding and lifelong skill of choral singing. Join us as over 150 2nd – 12th grade singers celebrate the holiday season by joining voices in song.
CONTACT: Audrey Riddle at 952-563-8572 or


Celebrity Bell Ringer Day

WHERE: Southdale Shopping Center
BENEFITTING: The Salvation Army
DESCRIPTION: Local Twin Cities celebrities join together in support of The Salvation Army as they bell ring inside Southdale Mall. A schedule of ringers will be online closer to the date. Stop by to visit with your favorite local celebrity!
CONTACT: Julie Orlando at 651-746-3499 or


Animal Adoption Day

WHERE: Petco
BENEFITTING: Second Chance Animal Rescue
DESCRIPTION: A variety of lovable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. All animals are spayed or neutered, FeLV & FIV or heartworm negative and vaccinated. Please help give an animal a Second Chance at life.
CONTACT: Nancy Minion at 651-771-5662 •


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

WHERE: Ordway for the Performing Arts
BENEFITTING: Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
DESCRIPTION: Brunch and Matinee performance. Call the Ordway Box Office and mention code word Children’s” for this special package!”
CONTACT: Ordway Box Office at 651-224-4222 •


Holiday Concert and Bake Sale

BENEFITTING: Land of Lakes Choirboys
DESCRIPTION: The Land of Lakes Choirboys offers a high caliber musical arts experience to boys ages 5-12. The LOLCB firmly believes that all boys should be permitted to participate in the Choir regardless of his families ability to pay tuition
CONTACT: 763-213-8105 or


Holiday Gift Program

DESCRIPTION: For over a decade, thoughtful donors have brought joy to the lives of Tubman families during the holidays. This event is a cherished part of our tradition, brightening the lives of more than 1,000 women and children.


Poinsettia Sale

BENEFITTING: FamilyMeans Caregiver Support Program
DESCRIPTION: The annual Poinsettia Sale welcomes attendees to enjoy holiday treats and festive decor as they pick up their poinsettias. The event benefits FamilyMeans Caregiver Support program, which provides support and respite for families caring for adults or children.
CONTACT: Jennifer Kovacich at 651-789-4017 or