Welcome!

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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.

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!

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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!!!
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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

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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.

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Meet Cathleen!

This sweet ten-year-old girl is outgoing and playful. Cathleen is an only child who enjoys spending time outdoors with her Mom and Dad. She also loves music, movies, crafts and especially, her dog, Checkers!

Unfortunately, Cathleen has a complex condition (focal epilepsy as well as another serious condition without a diagnosis) that confines her to a wheelchair. Like many ten-year-olds, Cathleen’s dream is to visit Disney World and it’s cast of characters.

Our goal is to fund Cathleen’s dream and ensure her experience is as fun and magical as she and her family imagined it would be.  With your help, Wishes & More will take on the daunting challenge of managing all the details of Cathleen’s trip- from transportation and accommodations for her and her family to tickets to Disney Theme Parks and personal visits with Disney Characters! We can’t wait to help make Cathleen’s amazing wish come true!

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. Keep watching our site for information about another special 10 year old, AJ!

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