Who are the Charitable Housewives of Maple Grove?

We are a diverse group of women, friends, and families who come from a variety of backgrounds that share in the common goal of putting energy to good use by helping others!  We love to volunteer/fund raise for organizations or people in need. We believe the power of a few can make a HUGE impact overall.  We are motivated by the joy we receive from doing good together and helping others a “little bit” at a time!

How do the Charitable Housewives of Maple Grove choose who to help?

The Charitable Housewives research local organizations and/or persons in need. No organization is too small or out of reach – we welcome them all! Our CHMG housewives volunteer their time or give by monetary donation. We truly love to help in anyway we can!  All volunteering opportunities are valued and considered, so if you know of an organization that could benefit from the helping hands and hearts of the CHMG, please contact us.

Meet Miss Madelyn – Our 3rd Party with a Purpose Wish Kid!

We have a very fun update to share with our members and followers! We were so excited to be able to choose a THIRD wish recipient this year – due to the success and support of Party with a Purpose: Talk Derby to Me. Introducing… Madelyn (Maddie)!!

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Maddie and her family’s wish was to makeover her bedroom. Who among us doesn’t love a little home makeover!?!?!

Maddie’s wish was just granted and you’ve got to check out the darling pictures of her and her new room! Thank you to everyone who helped make her wish come true! You can also follow Maddie’s progress Mighty Madelyn’s Facebook Page

Maddie’s been sleeping in mom & dad’s room since birth so they could keep a close eye on her at all times.  Mom picked out a bed, fan & lights, curtains, décor, dresser, closet organizer/shelves and she got a fresh coat of paint, too!

Stay tuned to hear updates on our other two 2018 Wish Kids, Cathleen and AJ!

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She’s so excited!

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A room of her own!

See more amazing photos (and video) on Maddie’s page!

Here’s Madelyn’s story (in her mom’s words)
Madelyn was born on October 28, 2016. She was closely monitored while inside the womb. She was not growing at the same rate as her Twin Brother, Dylan.  They were concerned she would be delivered very early so I (mom) was given a steroid shot to improve her lungs in the case she would have to be delivered early. Maddie and Dylan did come early at 37 weeks with a planned C-Section for 38 weeks. She was 4 lbs 5 ounces at birth. We were able to hold her for some time and then she was taken to the special care nursery for low birth weight, low blood sugar, and feeding issues. She had a feeding tube and once she was able to eat successfully on her own, she was able to go home and join her brothers, Dylan and Trevor, Mom , Dad, and puppy Lucy. We were so glad she was home and growing. When Maddie and Dylan were around 6 weeks, I took a picture of them (I take A LOT!) and of course posted it on Facebook. Kind people reached out and called my mom and mother-in-law with concerns of Miss Maddie’s (that is her nickname given by her big brother Trevor) coloring in the picture and asked if she had been tested for Jaundice. They then called me and we decided to call the Doctors office and chatted with a nurse. She suggested bringing Maddie to the ER. We then headed to the ER on December 16. There they ran a bunch of tests and her bilirubin was very high. They did an ultrasound of her liver in the ER and took more blood to run more tests. The Doctor then came in and told us that we were being admitted to the hospital for further testing. Once we got to the room the admitting Doctor went over everything with us. Maddie would need a biopsy of her liver that next morning. She had her biopsy and was doing well after. They rushed the results and we found out hours later that Maddie has Biliary Atresia.

Since then, Maddie has endured a liver transplant and has been diagnosed with Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) – a form of cancer.  

Kids in Need Event

This past Saturday, CHMG families gave their time to the Kids In Need Foundation in Roseville. This is an AMAZING organization that packs backpacks full of supplies for children in need. They also have a store teachers can come to twice a year, fill their carts with $100 worth of items! They can hand these items out, as needed, to their kids and/or use the items for their classroom. This gives students and teachers the opportunity to work on projects they may never be able to do, otherwise. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with them and help make back to school a little less stressful for families in need!


Hope Lodge Book Drive

Our June “event” was a big success!
Thank you to CHMG Board Member, Susie Anundson, for organizing a book drive to benefit the Richard M. Schulze Family American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Minneapolis. Hope Lodge offers private rooms for the comfort of it’s guests who are undergoing cancer treatments (and their caregivers). The facility is equipped with many features, including a library. All of you donated over 300 books of all kinds that are geared for adults. Thank you, members and thank you, Susie!!!

Amazon Smile!

Do you love shopping on Amazon.com? Do you know that if you simply go to smile.amazon.com that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice?? HINT HINT CHMG of course!!
We have everything set up for us so all you have to do is shop!  The key is remembering to always start by putting smile.amazon.com in your browser.  We suggest saving this on in FAVORITES or on your TOOLBAR as a reminder. Unfortunately, this does not work in the amazon app or even if you have chosen CHMG and you’re logged into your regular account under amazon.com. However, you can shop on the app and whatever is in your cart can be checked out via smile.amazon.com on your computer or the web browser version of the site!
AmazonSmile is the same products, same prices and same services as amazon.com but with the added benefit of supporting charitable organizations like us.  Please share this information with family and friends or anyone you know who shops with Amazon. Every little bit counts!
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2. Login using your normal amazon email/password
3. Select Charitable Housewives of Maple Grove as the organization of your choice! That’s it – you only need to choose this one time.
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4. Shop til you drop!
5. Bookmark smile.amazon.com so you always remember to shop this way!
Thank you for supporting CHMG!

Three Wishes!

We are still flying high from our 🏇2nd Annual Party with a Purpose: Talk Derby to Me🏇. If we could tag every single person who attended, supported and sponsored this event, we would! We are so pleased to announce to all of our followers that this amazing community raised enough money to not only fulfill AJ and Cathleen’s wishes…but to grant a THIRD wish, as well. Please watch this space for updates on AJ and Cathleen’s wishes and to learn about the 3rd family we will be sponsoring as a result of the party. ❤️1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣


Meet AJ!

Today we’d like to introduce AJ – one of our 2018 Wish Kids! AJ has Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis, a genetic condition that causes widespread blistering. AJ’s condition causes him to have issues with heat and require a wheelchair. Despite this, AJ loves being outside.  AJ has an amazing wish! This smiling 9-year old would love an army-themed clubhouse in his backyard; a place to play and build legos in a space of his own.

AJ is busy working with a project manager from Wishes & More to make sure all of his wish list items are included!  He’ll have a ramp entrance and plenty of space for AJ and his sister’s power wheelchairs to get around. The clubhouse will also have air conditioning, so that he can spend every day in his new play area, even with his severe medical condition.  We can’t wait to see more from AJ and his construction team once the wish comes together this summer!

This is what our 2nd Annual Party with a Purpose: Talk Derby to Me! is all about. We are looking forward to an amazing night of fundraising to make these wishes come true.