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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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

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 outside of my comfort zone. First of all, we are...

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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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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 and find out ways that you can help bring hope to...

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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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