News & Fundraisers
Eva Cahill, one of our long time volunteers, nominated Bundles of Love Charity to be the Finance Department’s “Pizza for Charity” fundraiser charity of the month at her company, Woodbury Financial Services. They partner with Rocco’s Pizza, who provide the pizza at cost. The hosting department then sells the pizza to employees by the slice at lunch and supplement it with side salads and desserts which the department hosting the event contributes. On Feb. 13th, Woodbury Financial Services employees raised about $350 for Bundles of Love. We can’t thank you enough!
Our thanks to Target!
On January 14th, 2013, Target delivered a truck load of donations to the North Metro warehouse: 36,200 diapers, 18,100 packages of wipes and 1200 nursing pads!
This donation is enough diapers and wipes to get us through the rest of the year!
This is where you'll find information on the current and past fundraisers. As I hear about private fundraisers that have been held, I'll try to put those up here too. With a little bit of luck, I'm hoping you'll inspire some people at your office or neighborhood.
Linder's Annual Fundraiser - May 6 to May 9, 2011 Linder's Greenhouses, Garden Center, and Flower Marts are once again helping Bundles Of Love. Sign this invitation, bring it to any of the 50+ Flower Mart locations or the main store May 6 to May 9. Bundles Of Love will receive 15% of your pre-tax purchase total that the cashier will record above. The many flower mart locations are located throughout the Twin Cities area.
Linder's Gift Cards support Bundles of Love in 2011 Order Gift Cards to Linder’s Markets and raise money for Bundles of Love at the same time. We get 15% of each card purchased!!!! Cards are available in $10, $25 or $50 increments and can be used at any Linder’s location. Orders taken now through the end of March, will be delivered during the April monthly meetings. Perfect to use for your spring planting, Mother’s day gifts or teacher Thank Yous! Please download an order form in MS Word or PDF, fill it out, and return to Becky by the end of March.
Recent donations - February, 2011 New York National Life Foundation - We received a donation last month of $4,000. They have a group of volunteers that get together over their lunch hour to crochet and knit. New York provides the yarn and they donate the finish items several times a year. When we received the donation we also received 20 afghans. Jawoski & law firm - We received a donation of $250 plus 3 hat and mitten sets from them. Volunteer Amanda Fuchs works there. United Stationers - We received a $500 donation from their foundation. An employee had a daughter that delivered at Fairview Ridges last May. Both mom and baby are doing well. Mom made a point of passing along things once her son outgrew them. It also helped her out tremendously as she has had a rough couple of years.
Applebee's Fundraiser - March 15 & 22, 2011 Join Bundles of Love at the Northtown Applebee’s, 199 Northtown Drive, Blaine, MN 55434 Includes Dine in or curbside, March 15, 2011 and March 22, 2011 11am to close and help us raise some money. Present this invitation to your server before ordering and Applebee's will donate 10% of your food and beverage purchases on either day to Bundles of Love!
January 2011 ESA volunteer event and collection: Thank you to the women of ESA who held a volunteer event during their monthly meeting in January and cut and assembled kits for tam hats. They also donated the following clothing, bedding and baby care items: 3 afghans, 1 tub of baby wipes, 10 bibs, 1 pair booties, 1 brush and comb set, a big bag of polar fleece, 337 diapers, 1 preemie hospital gown, 35 knitted hats, 19 sleepers, 1 baby powder, 9 wash, 9 baby oil gels, 2 pair socks, 2 toys, 2 t-shirts and 6 onesies
December 2010 People’s Congregational Church Baby Shower Collection Thank you to our friends at People’s Congregational Church in Bayport who hosted a baby shower for Bundles of Love and donated the following clothing, bedding and baby care items: 19 packages of baby wipes, 3 bibs, 3 pair of booties, 3 snowsuits and 2 car seat covers, 184 diapers, 17 hats, 1 jacket and pants outfit, 14 pacifiers, 2 pants, 16 receiving blankets, 27 sleepers, 20 bottles or soap/shampoo/lotion, 18 pairs of socks, 1 toy, 19 long sleeve onesies, 11 short sleeve onesies, 10 afghans or warm blankets, 8 wash cloths and 2 hooded towels
Doolittles Restaurants - 2011 - January, February, March Bundles Of Love is pleased to announce that Doolittles Restaurants has once again made us their beneficiary in their quarterly Citizen for Life campaign beginning January 1 and running through the end of March. This is being advertised on all tables in all of their locations. To quote their web site:
Tell all of your friends and enjoy some great meals while helping Doolittles help a good cause. There are multiple locations around the Twin Cities as well as in Alexandria and Fargo. With their last 2 campaigns, Doolittles has raised over $3,400 for Bundles Of Love. Now THAT's supporting your local community!
First celebrity to volunteer at the New Brighton warehouse Gianna Capuzzi, Miss Teen Washington County 2010, volunteered at the New Brighton warehouse on Tuesday, Jan. 11th for the “Cute As A Button” volunteer event. This event is an ongoing event on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Volunteers sign up at http://www.handsontwincities.org and then come and help us attach snaps, cut fabric, sew and serge, etc. You never know who might turn up. For more information on Gianna’s platform and her other community activities, please see her website at www.giannacapuzzi.com.
Culver's of Blaine - 2nd Monday of every month Culver's of Blaine is holding an ongoing fundraiser by donating a portion of all food sold during the dinner hour to customers with a Bundles Of Love discount card. Download your card (PDF) here and bring it with you. The event goes from 5:00-8:00pm but the regulars usually show up at about 6:00pm - if you can make it then, make yourself comfortable at the group table! If you forget to bring your fundraising ticket, please find us at a table and ask for an extra copy. This fundraiser started several years ago and is still going strong in 2011! Detailed directions are on the Culver's web site.
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