Charity walk/ride/bike

Charity events such as walkathons, funs, motorcycle rides and bicycle rides in the area are listed here, including event details, where it will be held, how to register and fundraising events associated with it.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Sept. 18, 9 a.m., Robbins Island, Willmar. Check-in and registration 9 a.m., opening ceremony at 10 a.m. with the walk to follow. Participants can walk in their neighborhood or via the official mobile app or in-person following provided COVID safety protocols. Register online at

Out of the Darkness: Sept. 25, 11 a.m., Robbins Island, Willmar. Check-in and registration 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Pre-register at For more information contact Ray Stenglein at 320-295-6000 or email

Paper shredding

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WILLMAR — The annual paper shredding event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 25, at Kensington Bank, 2800 First St. South in Willmar. The cost to have documents shredded is a donation to the Willmar Area Food Shelf.

Habitat for Humanity

WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore is accepting donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to 2424 First Street South in Willmar between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information contact 320-235-9000 or

Raise the Roof Gala: Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m., Little Crow Golf Resort, Spicer; Dinner, stories, live and silent auctions; $50 per person, register online or by phone.

Wild Spirit Sanctuary

RAYMOND — Wild Spirit Sanctuary is conducting a shoe drive through Oct. 22 to raise funds to build enclosures for wildlife rehabilitation and non releasable captive wildlife in Granite Falls. The shoes will be sold to Funds2Orgs based on the total weight of the shoes collected. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at 101 Babcock Ave in Raymond.

New London-Spicer Area Fund

NEW LONDON – The New London-Spicer Area Fund has opened their grant round to fund programs for projects that fit within the categories of arts, healthy communities and lifestyles, environment and large-scale and sustainable initiatives. Eligible organizations must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, school or government entity who serves the 12 northern townships of Kandiyohi County: Arctander, Burbank, Colfax, Dovre, Green Lake, Harrison, Irving, Lake Andrew, Mamre, New London, Norway Lake and Roseville. The deadline is Oct. 31. More information is available at