Good Neighbors published Sept. 22, 2021

Submissions about charities, benefits and nonprofit fundraisers for the weekly Good Neighbors calendar published Wednesdays should be emailed to by noon Friday.

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Habitat for Humanity

WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore accepts 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 for $50 per person. Register online or by phone.

Free paper shredding

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

Charity walk/ride/bike

Charity events such as walkathons, runs, 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.

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. Register in advance at . For more information, contact Ray Stenglein at 320-295-6000 or email .


Special Olympics

WILLMAR — A Special Olympics burger basket fundraiser will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Willmar Eagles Club. Choice of gourmet burger and fries for $7.50. All proceeds will benefit the Kandiyohi County independent Special Olympics team.

Willmar Senior Club

WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Senior Club will have its bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Willmar Community Center. Silent auction items, bake sale, craft tables, grannie’s attic and lunch will be served.

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 its 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 nonprofit organization, school or government entity which 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 .

Minnesota Soybeans

The county-level soybean checkoff programs in Kandiyohi, Chippewa, Renville, Swift, Yellow Medicine, Lac qui Parle and Pope counties each donated a full set of Goodyear soy-based Eagle Enforcer all-weather tires — designed specifically for first responder vehicles traversing rugged climates like Minnesota’s — to their county sheriff’s offices. It was part of a “Driving Soy” campaign by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and its 44 organized counties.

Related Topics: EVENTSFAMILY
Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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