Northfield GIVES on Give to the Max Day
Thank you Northfield!!!!!!!!!!!
The Northfield GIVES initiative is collaboration between 5th Bridge and area non-profits to raise awareness and increase local participation in GiveMN’s Give to the Max Day. The 2013 Northfield GIVES on Give to the Max Day was a great success in spite of some technical trouble. A GiveMN website crash, didn’t stop the giving in Northfield, people just brought their checkbooks to the event at the Grand Event Center and kept the giving going. Collectively area non-profits (not counting the colleges) raised more than $140,000 in one day, thanks to donors like you.
5th Bridge is Happy to announce the winners of the Northfield GIVES local “Golden Tickets” drawn at The Grand:
The $250 Golden Ticket, sponsored by Carleton College, will go to WINGS thanks to the donation by Mary Douglass of Northfield.
The $250 Golden Ticket, also sponsored by Carleton College, will go to the Northfield Depot thanks to the donation by Judy Sosted of Northfield.
A $500 Golden Ticket, sponsored by the Northfield Area Foundation, will go to the Northfield Arts Guild thanks to the donation by 12 year old Cal Irvine of Northfield.
A $500 Golden Ticket, also sponsored by the Northfield Area Foundation, will go to the Northfield Historical Society, thanks to a donation by Glee Stark of Northfield.
The Prairie’s Edge Humane Society also won a $1000 Bonus Golden Ticket through GiveMN.
Congratulations to the winners and a sincere thank you to the sponsors, volunteers and donors!!!!! Mark your 2014 calendars and plan to participate on Give to the Max Day Nov. 13th, 2014.
CRWP is a nonprofit, member based organization that helps people take action for clean water. Some of our activities include:
- Working with volunteers to pull trash from the rivers and lakes – 100,000 pounds in 5 years.
- Helping urban residents to learn about stormwater runoff and reduce pollution through by using rain barrels, rain gardens and keeping pollution our of the streets.
- Working with farmers to help them have productive farms and clean water.
- Assisting small communities upgrade their wastewater treatment to stop raw sewage from entering the rivers and lakes.
- Hosting paddles and educational events to connect people with our wonderful watershed!
More info: www.crwp.net
Gifts to The Cannon River Watershed Partnership will be matched up to total of $6400.
College City Sertoma supports Camp Sertoma (a camp for deaf and hard of hearing children), the Minnesota Academy for the Deaf, Hearing Dogs MN. In the Northfield community we support Operation Backpack, Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative, Northfield Senior Center, Christmas Sharing, Northfield Historical Society, Northfield Hospital – Lifeline, Ruth’s House in Faribault, Defeat of Jesse James Days, Thursday’s Table and the Vintage Band Festival.
Our club’s website is www.collegecitysertoma.org.
NEW Program: Northfield Works will help people of low income achieve economic independence through sustained employment…a community job partnership program that provides job skills and employment support in collaboration with area partners and core employers…ending poverty one job at a time
For more information visit www.communityactioncenter.org
Note: Anonymous donors will match gifts up to a total of $1500 for this exciting new program.
A lifeline for many: food, clothing, housing information and more. We are neighbors helping neighbors. Serving the Northfield area, CAC’s mission is to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources advocacy and volunteer effort.
More info: www.communityactioncenter.org
Founded in 1982, the Friends and Foundation of the Northfield Public Library brings financial and volunteer support to our public library and sponsors activities that enhance the Library and the entire Northfield community. Over the years, Friends contributions have supported early literacy programs for children, provided seed money for important library projects, and enabled the purchase of supplies, digital resources, technology, and educational materials for public use.
For more information visit our Foundation Website: sites.google.com/a/northfieldpubliclibraryfriends.org/ffnpl/home
Friends of Old Prairieville Cemetery was formed to restore a long abandoned pioneer cemetery in Rice County
For more information visit: oldprairievillecem.org
Friends of Way Park (FWP) is a group of neighbors in Northfield, Minnesota, working together on issues related to the restoration and care of this historic parkland. Your donations will help fund the implementation of park improvements to realize the Way Park master plan.
- Growing Up Healthy works to improve the social connectedness of marginalized families in Rice County. Growing Up Healthy grew out of a community dialog series that revealed that rather than a lack of services, there existed a disconnect between the people needing to access those services and the decision makers shaping the system. As a result of Growing Up Healthy, people who are providing services have begun to rethink how they need to listen to the people they are serving, and the people who are clients have gained a new understanding of resources available to them and of the ways that they can affect change in their own lives. Our collaboration is active on three interwoven levels: neighborhood organizing (we support five teams of neighborhood leaders), systems change (we have an active coalition of non-profit and government entities), and community education. All three of these levels interact to create our unique approach to improving the lives of marginalized families in Rice County by providing linkages and working on policy reform to improve service delivery.
- For more information visit growinguphealthy.org
HealthFinders Collaborative provides quality health care, advocacy and wellness education to people in our community who have limited healthcare alternatives.
For more information visit www.healthfindersmn.org
The mission of HOPE Center is to create zero tolerance for sexual and domestic violence through Healing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. Through innovative programming, we offer direct support to victims of violence in Rice County, collaborative support to other organizations that serve victims, and educational support to the entire community.
More info: hopecentermn.org
Gifts to Hope Center up to a total of $500 will be matched by an anonymous local donor.
For over 100 hundred years Laura Baker Services Association has provided seamless supports & services throughout a lifetime, regardless of the type or severity of the disability to the Developmentally Disabled. We are sought out for our reputation in working with people with dual diagnoses of DD and mental illness. We have a history of success working with people who have a history of abuse. We specialize in supporting people with Prader-Willi Syndrome.
For more information visit www.laurabaker.org
Gifts to Laura Baker Services Association will be matched up to a total of $1250 by an anonymous local donor.
“Main Street Project envisions communities where everyone has the opportunity to participate fully and equally–regardless of culture, place, economic or immigration status. In Northfield, our Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program works to develop systems for broader participation, beginning with support for emerging immigrant farmers through the Grow a Farmer Fund and a training program for free-range poultry producers.”
For more information visit: www.mainstreetproject.org
The Northfield Area Family YMCA builds strong kids, strong families, and a strong community. We aspire to be a premier gathering place for our community. We will work as a trusted partner and collaborator with the many other organizations in our community that provide programs and services to enrich Northfield, building a healthier, more active and more engaged community. Contributions to the Annual Campaign provide scholarships and make programs and services accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
More info northfieldymca.org/about
Help the Northfield Area Family YMCA, Raise the Roof and build a Y in Northfield.
For more information visit: northfieldymca.org/about
An anonymous local donor will match contributions up to a total of $1000.
Northfield Area United Way raises money for local non-profits. We fund a range of programs that keep Northfield strong. We bring community together. 100% Local: Donations stay in the Northfield area to fund non-profit programs that help people in our community. 100% to Work: Every dollar of your donation goes directly to programming. Because corporate donations cover all administrative costs plus programming, we can put 100% of individual gifts directly to work. In the past year, Northfield Area United Way gave over $300,000 in grants to 28 local programs. This year, we want to do more.
For more information and to see a list of Partner Agencies, visit www.northfieldunitedway.org
Our story like many great feasts for the senses, began around a kitchen table. In 1959 a small group of friends and neighbors gathered to share their dreams of having a place for the arts to flourish. Some folks were actors, others were visual artists, all wanted a place where students and professionals could explore and produce various art forms. By 1961 the group incorporated as Northfield Arts Guild, a non-profit organization. The Arts Guild then purchased an old church, converting it into a center for the arts.
Today, it is hard to imagine downtown Northfield without the Arts Guild. The Arts Guild produces over 130 annual events and 40 weekly art classes. In 2011 over 1,200 local artists’ work was exhibited, more than 400 students took classes and 28,000 people passed through our doors. The Arts Guild is also very active in developing Northfield as an arts tourism destination, acting as fiscal agent and business consultant for several projects including the Riverwalk Market Fair.
For more information visit www.northfieldartsguild.org
Northfield Daycare Center has been in existence since 1969. It was started by Claire Erickson and some others, as a Head Start Center and became a daycare center as more women went back to work and full day childcare became needed. Then as now NDC has had the philosophy that children learn best from play. We know, and it has been proven that PLAY is children’s work and a very important part of life.
For more information visit: www.northfielddaycarecenter.org
The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation works tirelessly to grow, maintain and support the vitality of Downtown Northfield MN building owners and businesses. It does that through collaborative economic development, frequent and substantive stakeholder communication, advocacy in the public sector, and strong marketing to both residents and visitors. Great downtowns don’t just happen. They require public and private investment and collaboration between many organizations and individuals. Please help the NDDC continue to strengthen the legacy of Downtown Northfield MN.
For more information visit www.nddc.org
The Northfield Enterprise Center is a private nonprofit organization that assists businesses of all sizes with business planning, financial modeling, and sustained growth support. We also work with existing companies that are looking for a more attractive place to relocate. Northfield is a stimulating destination for businesses looking to integrate into an energetic and commerce-friendly city. Whether you are already in business, or looking for a place to start, the NEC’s resources are available for you. Contact us!
For More information Visit : www.northfieldenterprisecenter.com
Supporting Fine Arts education and production at Northfield High School. A board challenge.
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Northfield Fine Arts Boosters Board of Directors will match donations up to a total of $1000.
The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) has been making a difference in the lives of youth and families in our community for more than 20 years, working behind the scenes in support of successful programs like TORCH, Take It to The Box, Accelerate Northfield, the Mayor’s Youth Council and many, many more. HCI’s work has been funded in part by a generous federal grant, which has now expired. We ask your support with a tax-deductible donation to close our funding gap and ensure that our work can continue.
For more information visit: www.northfieldhci.org
Note: Anonymous donors will match donations to HCI up to a total of $4000.
Our Mission is to serve as the primary stewards of the unique history of the Northfield area, fostering an awareness of its meaning and relevance through the discovery, documentation, preservation and interpretation of our collective stories.
For more information www.northfieldhistory.org
Note: Gifts to the Northfield Historical Society up to a total of $500 will be matched by a local donor.
Northfield Montessori is a non-profit childcare and preschool serving children 6 weeks – Kindergarten in the greater Northfield area. We have been a proud member of the Northfield community since 1997 and currently serve over 100 families with childcare and preschool education using the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori.
For more information, our website is www.northfieldmontessori.org and our school’s contact phone is 507-663-1279
Note: Telamco will match gifts up to a total of $500 and Professional Pride Realty will match gifts up to a total of $200.
Northfield Nursery School is a non-profit, family-involved preschool that offers part-day classes for children. We help children develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively for future educational endeavors. We believe that a child’s family is their first teacher and we strive to involve them in their child’s preschool experience.
Northfield Nursery School is the only preschool in Northfield to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has been providing Northfield’s preschoolers with quality education since 1942.
For more information visit our website at www.northfieldnurseryschool.com/
The Northfield Senior Center, designed and funded by Northfield Senior Citizens, is a prototype for the future. Fitness, continued learning, and connections to others are built into the facility’s warm water pool and exercise room, its spacious and welcoming lounge and activity spaces, and in its ample parking and lovely landscaping. By relying on seniors to design for seniors, the center has turned the stereotype of old age upside down. The most poignant testimony to the vitality and opportunities that are available are the words of one new member, “At last, I’ve turned 50 so I can join the Senior Center!”
For More information visit : www.northfieldseniorcenter.org
We are a team who welcomes all swimmers in Northfield and surrounding areas. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced swimmer, you have a place on our team.
For More information visit: www.northfieldswimclub.org
The mission of the Northfield Union of Youth(NUY) is to provide POWER and VOICE to area youth and create a caring community. The NUY is a youth-run youth center – for youth and by youth. The NUY provides a substance-free, adult supervised drop-in youth center, The Key, which is open 7 days a week from 3-10pm. The Key offers daily programs, free of charge, such as Art Night, Book Club, and Writer’s Workshop, as well as provides service-learning, leadership, and mentoring opportunities.
For more information, visit www.unionofyouth.org
Prairie’s Edge Humane Society is an open door animal shelter, meaning we take them all, including the sick, injured and the old. We do not pick and choose who is the most adoptable, who is the healthiest, who is the least costly to help; many end up spending several months with us while they rehabilitate from various ailments or simply wait for that perfect forever home. We will help over 1000 animals from our community during the year 2012.
For more information visit www.prairiesedgehs.org
Gifts to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society will be matched by anonymous donors up to a total $4500.
Rice County Habitat for Humanity partners with families who otherwise may be unable to achieve the dream of home ownership by establishing partnerships among God’s people to build simple, decent, affordable homes.
More info: habitatricecounty.org
The Dream: A restored 1888 Northfield Depot building with space for a business! A covered portico from the 1917 railroad plans for a gathering place. An additional building for use by the community or a business. A transportation center for buses, taxis, bicycles and, who knows? – maybe small electric cars to rent.
For more information visit www.northfielddepot.org
Save the Depot has secured $7000 in matching grant commitments.
St. Dominic School is a Catholic preschool through Middle School program offering a long, rich history of quality education. Open to anyone wanting a Christian faith-based education, the school provides a rigorous academic curriculum, a strong sense of community, and a dedication to spiritual development. St. Dominic School encourages students to use their talents to serve the school, church, community, and the world, respecting the dignity and differences of each person.
At St. Dominic School our goal is to educate the whole child in mind, body and spirit.
Vintage Band Festival is a 4-day extravaganza featuring wind bands from all over the country and the globe: town bands, civil war bands, brass bands, bands from different ethnic traditions, jazz bands, and bands playing historic instruments. The bands play in city parks, pubs, churches, concert halls, museums, and along the banks of the wild and scenic Cannon River. 4 days, 30 bands, 100 concerts. Vintage Band Festival is a free event for everyone and is organized and run by an all-volunteer staff. Help us sustain a wonderful new tradition in Northfield! Vintage Band Festival 2013 will be held August 1-4 in Northfield, MN.
For additional information visit www.vintagebandfestival.org
Whispers of Hope is a Christ-centered residential and non-residential counseling ministry for young women in need of healing. Staffed by volunteers, and funded entirely by donations, we provide services to girls/women in need free of charge.
For more information visit: www.whispersofhopemn.org
Donations to Whispers of Hope will be matched by Community Resource Bank up to a total of $500.