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Our newest project!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Announcements, Blog, Impact | Comments Off on Our newest project!

Our newest project!

A Better Society is excited to announce our newest project! Click here to learn...

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Give to the Max Day 2016

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Announcements | Comments Off on Give to the Max Day 2016

Give to the Max Day 2016

Thursday, November 17 is Give to the Max Day!! The day when Minnesotans band together to give monetary support to nonprofits and schools throughout the state. It is a great day to be a Minnesotan because it is a day when our philanthropic spirit shines through! Khai is the one who usually creates our Give to the Max campaigns and provides lots of stats and graphs, tangible outcomes and accomplishments to illustrate what A Better Society does. We decided to change it up a bit this year – I get to tug at your heartstrings and place myself...

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Heather Tran speaks to the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Announcements, Inspire, KiDS | Comments Off on Heather Tran speaks to the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners

Heather Tran speaks to the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners

Heather Tran, our Executive Director, was invited to be the keynote speaker at Minnetonka School District’s annual TonkaServes Celebration of Service on November 7, 2016.  She describes how A Better Society started and what inspired her to devote such a big part of her life to service.  She issues challenges to all the award winners to live a life that is other-centered.       Click here to watch the entire celebration....

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Kids Caring for Kids–Here, Near, and Far

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Announcements, KiDS | Comments Off on Kids Caring for Kids–Here, Near, and Far

Kids Caring for Kids–Here, Near, and Far

Excelsior Elementary 5th Grade Girl Scout Troop #17126 has created a Bronze Award Project entitled Kids Caring for Kids–Here, Near and Far! It is a weeklong poverty awareness campaign being held at Excelsior Elementary from April 11 – April 15, 2016. Our campaign ends with a “Mock Sleepout” at Gary’s First Class Car Care in downtown Excelsior on Saturday, April 16 from 11am – 7pm. Please visit us during our “sleepout” to learn more about the issue of poverty in Minnetonka, Minneapolis, and Haiti...

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Project Life-Cycle Gets a New Logo!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Announcements, Life-Cycle | Comments Off on Project Life-Cycle Gets a New Logo!

Project Life-Cycle Gets a New Logo!

After many years of using a self-designed logo for our biking project, we decided it was time to upgrade.  We were fortunate enough to have a great network of graphic designers and want to give special thanks to Greg Maki for designing our really cool logo for Project Life-Cycle! Come join us every Tuesday evening from 6-9 PM to help repair bikes – no experience needed (don’t worry, we provide training)! 1453 Park Rd, Chanhassen, MN 55317...

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Minnetonka Celebration of Service

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Announcements, KiDS, Life-Cycle, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Minnetonka Celebration of Service

Minnetonka Celebration of Service

Volunteers serving through A Better Society’s Project KiDS and Project Life-Cycle programs were honored with a Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award. Project KiDS served 643 hours this year; Project Life-Cycle served 838 hours. The Celebration of Service included anouncement of the 2015 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners and Varsity Letters for Community Service. This year 239 award recipents logged in about 46,500 hours of...

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Joe flies again!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Announcements | Comments Off on Joe flies again!

Joe flies again!

  The story of a young man who Just. Won’t. Let. Life. Get. Him. Down.   Click the image to start the video.   – – – – – Learn more about what Joe’s doing with his...

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Minnesota’s Day of Giving

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Announcements | Comments Off on Minnesota’s Day of Giving

Minnesota’s Day of Giving

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 is the 6th annual Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. It is a day when Minnesotans show their incredible generosity by giving financial support to their favorite local charities. It is an opportunity for everyone to make the world a better place. On November 13th, please consider making a donation to A Better Society. Your support will help Project Life-Cycle to provide free refurbished bicycles to hundreds of people throughout the Twin Cities and in countries like Jamaica and Kenya. Many of these bikes help...

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Project KiDS goes to WeDay 2014

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Announcements, KiDS | Comments Off on Project KiDS goes to WeDay 2014

Project KiDS goes to WeDay 2014

We were honored to be recognized again this year on the big stage at WeDay. Our partnership in the community is continuing to make a difference and we are always looking for new ways to help!            ...

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Project KiDS at Chanhassen Artisan Fair

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Announcements, KiDS | Comments Off on Project KiDS at Chanhassen Artisan Fair

Project KiDS at Chanhassen Artisan Fair

Project KiDS will be participating in the upcoming Chanhassen Rec. Center Artisan Fair on November 1st, 2014 from 10am – 2pm. They will be selling handmade items. 100% of the proceeds from the sale will go towards supporting their Pen Pal project and providing resources to Auro Mira Vidya Mandir, our partner school in India....

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