Fundraisers Posts

Selective Focus: The Big Coloring Book of First Avenue

You or your kids who are stuck at home can color your own versions of Minnesota musicians including Lizzo, Babes in Toyland, the Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Har Mar Superstar, Trampled by Turtles, and of course, Prince.

The Dexter Project

Dexter Ojeda is a 10-year-old Duluth boy who has a rare form of cancer that has no cure. One of the last items on Dexter’s bucket list is to star in a horror movie. Duluth’s Death Calm Studios and Dexter Ojeda’s family are determined to make Dexter’s wish come true, but they need help make it happen.

The Dexter Project – Indiegogo Campaign for Movie

The Event of the Century: Standing Strong for Our Precious Water


The Standing Strong for Our Precious Water Art Exhibit and Concert Benefit for Standing Rock took place this past Friday at AICHO Galleries and was an amazing success.  400+ people showed up, raising a preliminary estimate of above $7,000 for Standing Rock water protectors and Honor the Earth (and that number continues to rise as more artwork is purchased over the course of the next month). The evening featured artwork by roughly 100 different visual artists, with musical performances by Annie Humphrey, Keith Secola, Jamie Labrador, #theindianheadband, Oshkii Giizhik Singers, Jake Vainio, and Richie Townsend.

Tim Kaiser Inferior Planets Double 7″ EP Crowdfunding

Tim Kaiser is releasing a Double seven-inch EP on vinyl this Spring and is doing an Indiegogo fundraiser. Why a double seven-inch and not a full-length LP? Because the music is done in such a way that you can play more than one of the four sides at the same time! Crazy! Big thank you to Lakefront Films for shooting the video.

Instead of work holiday party, seeking volunteering ideas

That awkward holiday work party — where no one really wants to go, but feels obligated. Well, we want to do something different this year and need ideas! Last year, instead of apps and drinks while milling about awkwardly, we got to do a blitz build with Habitat for Humanity. It was a blast, and it really brought us together, while helping a family in need. Do you have any ideas for this year? There would be roughly 16 of us, and we would want to be able to work together for the most part. We could take a half day to work, or even a couple hours. The tough thing would be to try to schedule this activity on a Monday-Friday, sometime around the holiday season. Any suggestions welcome!

PAVSA launches 856 campaign

Hello PDD Community!  PAVSA would like to announce the start of its month long fund-raising drive, the 856 Campaign.

Bring Lucy Home Benefit

Lucille June Moe-Brummer was born Dec. 13 in Scottsdale, Ariz., to Sandra Moe and Charlie Brummer. Unfortunately, life for Lucy was an uphill battle from day one. Lucy had a degenerative genetic disorder that caused her to have significant brain atrophy within the first two months of her life. This is an extremely devastating and rare condition which is not treatable. We were hoping to get Lucy back to Minnesota, hence why the benefit is called “Bring Lucy Home,” but unfortunately time was not on our side.

There are still many medical costs to take care so the benefit is still on! Come join us this Saturday, March 31, from 1-5 p.m. at Mr. D’s in West Duluth. There will be a silent auction, raffles, spaghetti feed, and an acoustic performance by Lake Avenue. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door the day of the event.

To learn more about Lucy’s story go to or

Life House and New Scenic Café partner to help homeless kids

Life House will hold its second annual Hors D’Oeuvres that Open Doors event at the New Scenic Café on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m.

Hors D’Oeuvres that Open Doors is a special event that raises awareness and funds for the vital services Life House provides for homeless and at-risk youth in the Duluth community.

Duluth Edison School Fundraiser

WHAT: Fundraiser to support the Raleigh Academy Expansion Project
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Raleigh Academy (Downstairs)
5905 Raleigh St., Duluth

Bring your friends and family. Check out local vendors. Enjoy food; enter raffle to win great prizes.

Breaking Bike Swap news!

The United Way Bike Swap team has recently secured extra storage space for donated bikes before the sale.  If you have bicycles in reasonable condition that you would like to donate to the United Way, you can bring them to Continental Ski & Bike (1305 E. First St. in Duluth) any weekday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. or weekends until 5 p.m.  100% of the profits from the sale of donated bikes goes to United Way of Greater Duluth, and when you donate you will get a form for tax purposes, a coupon from Continental, a warm thank you from United Way, and the satisfaction from having done a good deed.

(If  you want to sell a bike, check-in is at Continental on Friday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m and Saturday April 16 from 8 to 9:45 a.m.  If your bike sells you get 75% of the selling price and the remaining 25%  goes to United Way.)

Join the Bike Swap Facebook page if you want more news and updates.  Thanks!

UMD Outdoor Gear Swap on Saturday

Join the UMD Outdoor Educators Club at this annual fundraiser, which is a fun rummage sale of outdoor gear! Bring your outdoor gear to sell during the drop off times, and/or come to the sale and take advantage of some great deals! Gear to help people enjoy the outdoors will be sold by students, community members, and local businesses. 15 percent of the sale price is taken to promote outdoor education.

Gear drop-off times:
Friday, March 4, 3-7pm
Saturday, March 5 8-9am

Sale (Open to everyone):
Saturday, March 5, 9:30am-Noon
Meet: Sports & Health Center Room 135

East Hillside Patch seeking director

East Hillside Patch Program Duluth

East Hillside Patch, a nonprofit organization, is seeking a program director.

3rd Annual Chester Bowl Wine/Beer/Pizza Tasting & Silent Auction

The 3rd Annual Chester Bowl Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 from 6pm to 9pm at the Midi Restaurant in Fitger’s Brewery Complex.

Looking for a headliner for the PeaceLoveHaiti benefit!!!

On Friday, Oct. 22, Friday, there will be a benefit for PeaceLoveHaiti at R.T. Quinlan’s starting around 9 with all $5 of the cover going to the charity.

Little Black Books will be playing, as well as Tony Bennett as the lone acoustic guy, but we need a headliner!!! Are you in a band that will donate one night of rock (hip hop, reggae, funk, folk, socca, whatev) to help us help Haiti?

PeaceLoveHaiti is a nonprofit group made up of 2 RNs. We go to Port au Prince and try to help as many people as possible by running mobile clinics in the tent cities there. We have a blog —

We need to make some drug money so we can bring plenty of vitamins, antibiotics, etc. with us. If you are seriously interested please email us at peacelovehaiti @

Sept. 25 – Come walk for the library – Laps Around the Library fundraiser

Laps Around the Library – a fundraiser walk to support the library, Sept 25, 2010.

Organized by the Friends of the Duluth Public Library
Exercise * Community * Support the Library

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