Thursday, February 7, 2013
The pottery is for a March 12 fundraiser that helps ResourceWest and ICA Foodshelf.
City council members, city attorneys and school administrators are all experts at building better communities. That doesn’t make them expert potters, though. Local leaders sat down at pottery wheels Wednesday to make bowls for the 15th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event raises money for ResourceWest and ICA Foodshelf. People from all over the community first get together for bowl-making events. On Wednesday, Hopkins High School art instructor Terry Chamberlain’s pottery students guided the novices through the process. Empty Bowls then takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 12 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Attendees make a free will donation; choose their favorite bowl from among 1,000s created by local artists, students and …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
AccountAbility Minnesota is offering assistance at 13 sites across the metro starting Jan. 27.
Could you use some help filing your taxes? Do you want to learn more about what public benefits you might qualify for? AccountAbility Minnesota is offering assistance at 13 locations throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul and the suburbs—including ResourceWest in Hopkins. The St. Paul organization is offering free tax preparation and e-file, free savings accounts, low-cost prepaid debit cards, credit reports, financial planning and benefits screening. AccountAbility Minnesota will be offering tax help and screening for public benefits at ResourceWest (915 Mainstreet, Hopkins) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays from Jan. 27 to April 16. The services are available to those who fit the following income guidelines: People …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Patch has given the nonprofit a month of free advertising. We’ll add another month if 350 more people sign up for our free e-mail newsletter.
We’re big fans of ResourceWest. It does great work in the community amid increasing demands for services. That’s why Hopkins Patch is giving ResourceWest a free advertising spot for one month, starting today. As you read articles on the site, you’ll see the organization’s ad rotate in among our other advertisers. But the well-deserved attention for ResourceWest doesn’t have to end after a month. Patch will give the organization another month of free advertising if 350 more people sign up for Hopkins Patch’s e-mail newsletter by July 13. The daily Hopkins Patch newsletter brings you all the latest happenings in your community. You’ll find news articles, announcements, events and posts from our Local Voices columnists. Best of all, it’s free…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The store will be donating 5 percent of all sales to the Hopkins nonprofit Friday.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Minnetonka Great Harvest Bread Co. is offering residents a chance to help a good cause while picking up some tasty baked goods. On Friday, the store will be donating 5 percent of all sales to the Hopkins nonprofit ResourceWest. In addition to Great Harvest’s regular products, the following Friday specials will be available: The store is located at 17416 Minnetonka Blvd. So stop on in and shop for a cause.
Volunteers dished out 1,350 servings of soup and bread.
Empty Bowls organizers surpassed their goals for this year’s event, raising $75,214 for ResourceWest and ICA Food Shelf on Tuesday. The total includes $62,000 Challenge to the Community Fund sponsored by Supervalu, Choices for Children/ACCRA Care and 138 business, congregation, school and community leaders. The 14th-annual event also chalked up the following totals: Empty Bowls is an event where attendees make a free-will donation; choose their favorite bowl from among 1,000s created by local artists, students and volunteers; enjoy a simple bowl of soup and bread and return home with the bowl. There was also musical entertainment, and professional artists donated bowls and related art for the silent auction.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
It's not too late to give back this holiday season– here are a few great options for gifts that can help make a difference in the lives of others.
Christmas is quickly approaching, but there is still a little time for last-minute shoppers to wrap up their spending. There are many ways to give generously over the holidays, but some of the most rewarding presents you can offer won’t be found in a mall or under the tree. It’s not too late to give back to those in need– here are a few great ways to spread the love this holiday season. Contribute to a Local Charity There are hundreds of local non-profits that go above and beyond to assist families, children, veterans and others in need over the holidays and throughout the year. Making a donation to a local charity in the name of a friend or family member is a meaningful alternative to purchasing a present. Or donate your time as a …
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Toy Chest Drive provides presents to families in need with help from community volunteers and donations. With more than 25 drop sites in more than seven cities across the Hopkins and Minnetonka area, ResourceWest makes it easy to give back this holida
A local family resource center is making it possible for more than 1,000 kids in the area to have a Merry Christmas this season. ResourceWest, the Hopkins Minnetonka Family Resource Center, hosts the Toy Chest Drive, a seasonal program that has provided presents for families in need for 18 years. “I want my kids to have something to unwrap under the tree,” said Amanda, a mother of three elementary-age children from Hopkins. Amanda is one of the many parents who signed up for the program this year due to financial difficulty. While in the process of moving, Amanda said her storage unit flooded and all of their belongings were ruined. “We have to start over completely,” she said. “Everything we accumulated for years on end is just destroyed…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
This seasonal program provides new toys and gifts to children and teens through senior high.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Registration opened Tuesday for ResourceWest’s annual Toy Chest Drive. This seasonal program provides new toys and gifts to children and teens through senior high living in Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Shorewood and Woodland. Families receive one large item, two smaller items, and stocking stuffers for each child. The program provided gifts to more than 1,350 children in 2010—a sharp increase compared to the 1,020 children who received gifts in 2009. Families that qualify for free or reduced lunch can call 952-988-5350 to sign up for the program. ResourceWest will be collecting new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 19. Drop-off locations are listed below. Cash donations are also welcome and can be made on the …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A group of local faith communities are hosting a two-day volunteer event this weekend.
Area faith communities are looking for 700 volunteers to join-in this year's Community Days of Service event, scheduled to take place tomorrow and Sunday. Community Days of Service is an annual event, organized and led by local faith communities, to help area schools, city parks and charitable community organizations in Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park. Minnetonka’s Marie Levitus is one of the volunteers who will represent Bet Shalom Congregation. Since losing her job in December, she’s thrown herself into volunteer work, and she said she’s very excited about the opportunity for Synagogue and Church members to live out their faith through their service at this event. "We want to develop relationships with our neighborhood and …