Giving Back

Summer is just around the corner, and it can be a hard time for kids who depend on getting their lunch from school.

In January 2017, Chris Harms founded Giving Gardens, a nonprofit organization helping White Bear Lake-area residents grow produce for donation to local food shelves.

Sharing Smiles—Team Meagan was born three years ago when Cari Rickman wanted to give back after losing her daughter who was awaiting a third heart transplant.

The year is 1946, the place, France. World War II has only recently ended, and the people of Europe struggle. Poverty runs high, and many in the community lost loved ones in the war.

Ray Strobel’s interest in cooking began when he started helping his mom, Angie, in the kitchen of their White Bear Lake home.

A cozy blanket is something people crave during the winter months as they stare out their frosty windows, sipping hot cocoa.

Since 1988, audiences of all ages have attended a local concert in support of the community’s educational leaders.

A quilt or blanket, created and given selflessly, is more than a gift of warmth; it’s a gift of love.

A birthday is an important time in a child’s life, and Cheerful Givers’ creator Robin Zelaya believes every child deserves a gift to celebrate his or her special day.

We all look forward to Thanksgiving dinner, from the delicious turkey to the pumpkin pie. And the White Bear Lake Area Emergency Food Shelf (WBLAEFS), along with Kowalski’s Market in White Bear Lake, wants to make sure everyone has a dinner on the holiday table.

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