Community Helping Hand

Everything will be half price storewide at the Community Helping Hand open house on Saturday, Aug. 9. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., shoppers can take home gently used clothing, furniture and household items for even less than the usual “garage sale prices” Community Helping Hand is known for. The thrift store is located at [...]

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The Edina Realty Foundation announced that the Forest Lake office recently awarded grants to Community Helping Hand, Family Pathways, and Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau Inc. “Our primary purpose is to help people buy and sell homes,” said Bob Fedderly, Foundation representative at Edina Realty in Forest Lake. “But adequate shelter and other basic needs [...]

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The fifth annual holiday silent auction goes until Dec. 21 at Community Helping Hand in Forest Lake. The auction is a major fund-raiser for the food shelf. Proceeds are used to pay for holiday meals the pantry provides at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The silent auctions raised $1,507 last year, up $465 from the year before. [...]

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The board of directors of Community Helping Hand has named Roger Carr as vice president. He will fill the seat left vacant after the unexpected passing of Tom Lynch this past May. Carr has been involved with Community Helping Hand for nine years, starting as food shelf coordinator. He joined the board as secretary in [...]

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Forest Lake Area Learning Center students Abigail Bergdahl, Margaux Reynolds, Samantha Friel and Kallie Keller serve soup during last Thursday’s Empty Bowls fundraiser at the school. The second-annual event features a community dinner and a sale of art created by students from the ALC, Central Montessori Elementary, S.T.E.P. program and STRIVE middle school program. Proceeds [...]

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Students at St. Peter’s Catholic School collected six boxes of personal care items, hats and mittens to donate to the Community Helping Hands thrift store as part of their annual Advent service project. The students were asked to perform individual acts of kindness and to pray for others. Shown here are third-grade students of Mrs. [...]

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