Giving Back

Whether you’re interested in stepping into the world of volunteering, or you’ve volunteered for over half your life, there are always new opportunities to help others.

Thirty years ago, Marine on St. Croix resident Tom Warth traveled to a library in Uganda and found it lacked something important: books.

Community Homestead is an Osceola, Wis.-based living and working community for people with disabilities that’s centered on an organic and sustainable farm. “They live in different houses on the farm, and they just work on the farm.

Stillwater-based Healing Haiti has been helping the 80 percent of Haitians who find themselves living below the poverty level for the better part of a decade.

Stillwater-based Valley Outreach is a nonprofit emergency program for people in financial crisis, and it serves one of the wealthiest counties in the country.

Founded in 1981, then re-envisioned in 2008, Youth Action Hudson (YAH) is a nonprofit organization that believes the young people of the Hudson community are one of the biggest assets when it comes to serving others and shaping future generations.

The Best Burger in the Valley fundraiser has enlisted 10 area restaurants to put up their most memorable burgers for a discount and the democratic process.

With the large population of Swedish immigrants who settled in Minnesota, many customs have been preserved through time. One such tradition is the feast day of St. Lucia, a third-century Christian living in Sicily who practiced her faith in secret.  

Ten years ago, Stillwater pediatrician Dr. Brian Cress began searching for a medical mission trip to push himself professionally and get him out of his comfort zone.

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