Looking for bikes!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, In service of A Better Society, we are organizing a Bike Collection and need your help! We accept donated gently used bikes, helmets, and other accessories all year. Donated bikes that need minimal maintenance (tires pumped up, gears adjusted, and chain greased) can be more quickly redistributed to families in need. Bikes and accessories may be dropped off at A Better Society’s facility (1453 Park Road, Chanhassen) any Tuesday between 6-9pm or Saturday morning between 9:30-noon. If this date/time does not work, please contact us to set up a pick up or an...

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Bike Distribution – Plenty of smiles in the rain

Mother Nature didn’t cooperate. But that didn’t matter to over 60 kids and adults who stopped by to pick out their “new” bike. In fact, not only did they brave the cold and rainy weather, but they smiled so big it provided the volunteers the warmth and sunshine where it really mattered. Big thanks to our growing volunteer base – these bike give-aways could never happen without so many involved in the bike repair, kids activities, and logistics. New this year was a professional video crew who was on-site to get footage for our upcoming video series (stay tuned!)....

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3rd Annual Love INC Bike Give-away scheduled for 4/21/12

On Saturday, April 21st, we will be giving away over 90 bikes to Love INC’s kids and adults. This will be our 3rd annual event with Love INC and look forward to the many smiles as everyone joins in on the fun!

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Finding a New Family

Many times, inspiration comes from a place of heartache and pain. It takes going through a difficult situation or surviving the unthinkable to realize what is truly important in life. This week’s inspiring story was submitted by Lena Otolski, one of our board members. It is the story of Susanne Janson, a Swedish woman, who lost her children to the tsunami in Thailand and ended up moving there to help run a home for children and families in need. This story contains two links; the first is her story and the second is a link to the home. Be Inspiring! Heather Read the article: Grief-stricken...

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it started with an idea…

The idea for this blog started with a weekly assignment given to our 7th grade daughter. You see, she needed to bring in a current news article every week, and one week, she asked me to be on the look out for an interesting world news article. To me, the news was very depressing and scary for a 12 year old. I realized that this assignment had my innocent daughter seeing the bad of the world, and I had to work hard that week to find her the good in the world. Could we create a place to collect the “good news” in the world? The first article of this blog is not the article I found that week,...

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Boy Scouts Troop 337 bike drive deliver 150 bikes!

When Kyle Simon came to us in August to see if we’d sponsor and help him coordinate his Eagle Scout project, we were more than happy to assist. Any opportunity to get connected to the youth in our community is a good interaction. We started with defining goals and process – which at the time we thought was a fairly aggressive number at 50. But with the dedication and commitment of a single high school teenager, the support of his parents, and the hands of his Boys Scout Troop 337, they canvassed 7 neighborhoods in mid-October, delivering over 1,100 flyers to homes to promote the...

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