Love Your Community

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A little help goes a long way. Join the City of Chanhassen as we offer ongoing support to our community partners and residents.

For more information on the Love Your Community initiative, to suggest other outreach ideas or learn more about opportunities to serve, contact Jodi Sarles at 952-227-1401 (email: jsarles@ci.chanhassen.mn.us)  or Mary Blazanin at 952-227-1124 (email: Mary Blazanin).

Share the Love

Great Start Donation Drive

Help those in need in our community start their days in a positive way by participating in this drive-through, pack-the-truck event! We will be collecting and delivering much-needed personal care and breakfast-food items to our local food shelf PROP (People Reaching Out to People) for distribution to needy families.

Great Start Donation Drive

Wednesday, February 24

3-6pm

East end of Chanhassen Lunds & Byerlys parking lot 

      OR

Front entrance of Cub Foods



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Items Needed to Donate:

  • Breakfast items including cereal, breakfast bars, pancake mix, syrup, canned or individual-portion fruit, etc.
  • Personal care items such as bar and liquid soap, body wash, full-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and feminine hygiene supplies

Sponsored by: the City of Chanhassen, AZ Rental, Boy Scout Troop 330, Chanhassen High School National Honor Society, Chanhassen High School Key Club, Eastern Carver County Schools and Carver County Resilience Team.

Personal Care Items

Love Those in Need

Virtual gift card drive

This ongoing gas and grocery gift card drive coordinated and supported by Eastern Carver County Schools, Carver County Resilience Team and the City of Chanhassen makes it possible to help serve the immediate needs of local families. All donated cards will provide immediate assistance to our local families and children in need.

  • Donate gas and grocery gift cards through Eastern Carver County Schools to our local community outreach team, Carver County Resilience Team
  • Purchase a $25 gift card at any of these places online:

Cub Foods

Lunds & Byerlys

Kwik Trip

Speedway

Target

  • Purchase a $25 gift card in-store at these locations:

Aldi

Holiday Gas Station

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**Please have gift cards purchased either online or in store delivered/sent to:

Lesley Wyman

Community Specialist, ECCS 112

11 Peavey Road, Chaska, MN 55318


Love Our Seniors

Card drive for local seniors

  1. Create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece or pick up a ready-made card
  2. Write your message, sign it and drop it off in the boxes at the entries to the Chan Rec Center or Senior Center. Return address is optional
  3. Cards will be delivered to senior housing communities and homebound seniors in our community
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Share Your Time

Volunteer

Volunteer for one of our local care partners and community outreach organizations:

  1. Assist the Humanity Alliance at Camp Tanadoona. Volunteers needed Monday-Friday to assemble, pack and deliver free meals to struggling neighbors. Camp Tanadoona, 3300 Tanadoona Drive, Excelsior, MN 
  2. Pack meals for Feed My Starving Children
  3. Drive for WeCAB, a service that provides transportation for handicapped and isolated seniors to health care appointments and more. Visit https://wecab.org/ or call 884-743-3932
  4. Help with animal care and support at Carver Scott Humane Society
  5. Sort and more at PROP food shelf and thrift store. Visit https://propfood.org/ or call 952-937-9120
  6. Join Bountiful Harvest volunteer teams. Food shelf and food distribution events
  7. Attend Carver County Resilience Team meetings to support local charities and find new ways to volunteer your time. Email Lesley Wyman for more information
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