Minnesota’s Special Day of Giving 2017

Hi family and friends! Minnesota’s special day of charitable giving (Nov 16, 2017) is upon us and this year we’ve decided to take a different approach to our annual fund raiser.  Due to the high GiveMN administration fees (increased from 2.9% in 2012 to currently 6.9%), we are requesting donations be made directly to A Better Society.  While we still have a project page on GiveMN, please consider sending donations via check or credit card (via PayPal only 2.2% fees) so that more of your money goes directly to support our community projects.   A Better Society started as a grassroots...

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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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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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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

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 provide financial security to our neighbors in need....

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