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2014 Annual Community Update

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Announcements | Comments Off on 2014 Annual Community Update

2014 Annual Community Update

Join us and other community and business leaders to… Hear Chanhassen Mayor Tom Furlong talk about the importance of community service. Learn what other key organizations are doing to help the homeless in our community. Aeon Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative Carver County Sheriff’s Department Eastern Carver County Schools Launch Ministry Open Hands Foundation YouthLink Learn about new projects and how to get involved. Come. Be inspired by people who want to make a difference. See what real grassroots community projects look like....

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Project KiDS Participating in Excelsior Winter Farmers’ Market on Dec. 12

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Announcements | Comments Off on Project KiDS Participating in Excelsior Winter Farmers’ Market on Dec. 12

Project KiDS Participating in Excelsior Winter Farmers’ Market on Dec. 12

Project KiDS is participating at the Excelsior Winter Farmers’ Market on Thursday, December 12th from 2-6pm at Trinity Episcopal Church (322 2nd Street, Excelsior). They will be selling handmade crayons, dog toys, ornaments, and bookmarks. All proceeds from the sale will go to support Auro Mira Vidya Mandir, a remote tribal school in the state of Odisha, India. Please come by and help support our cause! The market has a number of other vendors participating as well and is a great way to pick up some last minute holiday...

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We have your money. We want your mindshare.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Announcements | Comments Off on We have your money. We want your mindshare.

We have your money.  We want your mindshare.

[An email sent to donors of A Better Society during GiveMN’s Give to the Max Day 2013]   Dear friends, This won’t be your typical “Thank you for your donation” email. And while do thank you for your support, we are even more grateful for your mindshare. Capturing someone’s mindshare in this day and age can be difficult. Out of the thousands of nonprofits in MN, you chose to spend a few moments with us. Ask yourself why. Better yet, reach out to the person who introduced you to us and ask them why four more times, you will...

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Give to the Max Day – November 14, 2013

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Announcements | Comments Off on Give to the Max Day – November 14, 2013

Give to the Max Day – November 14, 2013

A Better Society’s mission is to help people with a passion for helping others by providing them with guidance and resources to help their ideas become reality. To this effect, 2013 was a key year for A Better Society. Join us on Thursday, November 14th, for Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day! By making your donation on this special day, your gift could help us win an extra $1,000 from GiveMN.org. Whether it’s $10, $25, $50, $100 or more, 100% of your donation goes towards building a better society…...

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SecondLife School Supplies to India

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Announcements, SecondLife | Comments Off on SecondLife School Supplies to India

SecondLife School Supplies to India from A Better Society. Parthiv and Arjav’s project to collect school supplies and take them to Auro Mira Vidya Mandir, a remote tribal school in the state of Odisha, India. Click here if the video doesn’t...

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WeDay Minnesota

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Announcements | Comments Off on WeDay Minnesota

WeDay Minnesota

What a day! A day filled with excitement and emotion… an incredible and inspiring experience!! We were surprised to see our name and Project Life-Cycle highlighted on the big screens (a little hard to see in this photo, but will post a better one soon). More to come from the 16 kids of Project KiDS who...

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Helping Hands – Jamaica Project

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Announcements, Life-Cycle | Comments Off on Helping Hands – Jamaica Project

Helping Hands – Jamaica Project

We were blessed to be able to send 26 kids bikes to Jamaica – part of the Helping Hands project. As Tom and Pat Roovers planned their next trip to south-central Jamaica, they reached out to us to provide bikes to kids as an incentive to do well in school or do work in their community. We wish Tom and Pat and all the Helping Hands volunteers a safe journey! ————- For the past 15 years, Helping Hands has had a tremendous impact in the Jamaican and Kenya communities: Sending over 1,504 ton of materials and supplies...

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Project SecondLife Website Launched!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in Announcements, SecondLife | Comments Off on Project SecondLife Website Launched!

Project SecondLife Website Launched!

We’ve officially launched Project SecondLife’s website! After a year of working with community leaders in the environmental industry, kids and youth from surrounding areas, teachers in the multiple school districts, and parents of all walks of life… we’ve gathered the processes, tools, checklists, and network connections to enable the youth of all communities to run any reuse drive they want. Project SecondLife – A Better Society from A Better Society As our grant cycle for Rethink Recycling comes to an end, our...

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Check out our Project Life-Cycle video!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in Announcements, Life-Cycle | Comments Off on Check out our Project Life-Cycle video!

Check out our Project Life-Cycle video!

Project Life-Cycle from A Better Society. Hear real stories of our volunteers, partner organizations, and bike recipients… Click here if the video doesn’t load.

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Project Humility2

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Announcements | Comments Off on Project Humility2

MATERIALS 1 skein of Loops & Thread Charisma yarn—any color–check Michael’s for it to be on sale, if you want to do more 1 pair of size 11 (US) knitting needles–available at any craft store DIRECTIONS 1) Leaving an 18-24” tail, cast on 20 stitches 2) Knit 40 rows (verify by counting 20 bumps on your square—ends up being 8”x8”—the size of this sheet) 3) Cast off, leaving an 18-24” tail 4) Repeat until you have completed (3) 8”x8” squares 5) Return the three squares and the remaining yarn to A Better Society for...

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