CHMG “In The News”

I want to say a HUGE thank you to Cathy Marxen for this wonderfully written article! This was such a nice, unexpected surprise!! Reading this article makes me so proud of CHMG!!!! Let me be clear… CHMG continues to be successful because of all the wonderful people who make it a priority to help others & do good!!! I want to take a moment to acknowledge the great people that make CHMG Shine!!!! Thank you to my VP Mary Thayer… you truly are the 💜of CHMG! Thank you for ALL that you do to make us run smoothly. I feel blessed by your dedication & strong desire to make us better everyday!! Thank you to our CHMG Board-Jenna Murphy, Lori Benson, Maren Geyen, Mara Milne, & MichelleGoetz. I’m grateful for your continued passion & hard work! To our Party With a Purpose committee-Katie Bowman, Mara Milne, Jenna Murphy, Mary Thayer, Michelle Goetz, & Nancy Johnson, there is great Joy & a lot of hard work that goes into this event, thank you for always pushing through & making the time to create something really special!!! To our Members…. you are the “why” we do it!!!! Thank you for believing in our mission and doing good with us!!!! Lastly, to our community who continue to support us and lift us up… we feel honored to live in MG where people believe in the power of giving back!…….Tina


Children’s Grief Connection

Thank you to all of you who made a tie blanket for our September blanket challenge! CHMG donated all of these beautiful hand made blankets to help a great organization called The Children’s Grief Connection that offers services to families when a loved one has died. They hold {free!} weekend camps where the whole family can participate in activities that will help them heal and connect along their grief journey after the death of a loved


Houston Hurricane

CHMG answers the call to help Houston! Our hearts have been heavy as we are sure many of yours have been. Thinking, how can we help? Than we came across a video from Brene Brown. Today CHMG donated $300 to help the people of Houston that are managing a desperate situation. CHMG’s mission is always to do a little bit of good with the hopes of making a big impact in someone’s life! We are grateful for the continued support of family, friends, & community that allows us the opportunity to do this!

Open Arms & CHMG

Today CHMG went to Open Arms, a non profit that makes and delivers fresh meals to people living with life threatening illnesses in the twin cities area for FREE. What an amazing organization and great opportunity! A few fun stats about our CHMG efforts today!
* we drove 5 routes * 24 individuals +families impacted * delivered 288 meals
Thank you to all the CHMG members, kiddos, family & friends who drove, navigated,& delivered! We appreciate you taking your time to serve those who are truly suffering! It’s not just food, it’s love.

Fundraiser at MGMS BB Concessions

Thank you to all the CHMG Families that came out to cover a full day of concessions at the MG Community Gyms! The funds we raised from working will go towards or Teen Committee! A special thank you to Roxanne Robinson for bringing this opportunity to us & to Julie Ruprecht for organizing and making it happen!!! We are so lucky to have such awesome members who step up when needed!

CHMG Teens at Silver Creek on Main MG

Once again our CHMG Teens have inspired us! Yesterday they went to Silver Creek on Main and spent the afternoon with the residents in memory care. Most of us know someone who has spent time in memory care and know how important it is for them to get visitors! The teens spent the afternoon playing games w/ the residents. Thank you to all of the CHMG teens, friends, & members who came to help! A very Special thank you to Kylie Ruprecht for being the Teen Lead on this event! We appreciate your organization, commitment, and kind heart! You always show up to help and we are grateful for you!

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Party with a Purpose Update

As you know, with the support of our sponsors, members and Party with a Purpose attendees, CHMG raised enough money to grant TWO WISHES. We are very excited to give you an update on our recipients and the wishes we’ve granted!

Abbey – One of our own CHMG Kiddos was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in February. She is a Freshman at MGSH and a swimmer on the HS swim team. We granted Abbey’s WISH! She and her family will be going to the U.S. Olympic Swim Training camp in Colorado!

Now we’d like you to meet Treynor….
Treynor is 6 years old and lives in Hanover. Treynor, who suffers from a heart condition, wished for a trip to Disney World with his family and we have granted his wish!

We will send you all an update once Abbey and Treynor’s wish trips are complete!

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CHMG and Wishes & More

Last night CHMG had the great honor of attending a Wishes & More event. Due to the outpouring success of Party with a Purpose we are able to grant 2 wishes this year!!! Last night Mary Thayer(CHMG VP) & myself were able to present a $5,000 check to The founder of W & M! This will pay for Abbey Cornelius’ wish!!! She is going to the Olympic Swim Training Camp in Colorado! Thank you all for helping us fulfill Abbey’s Dream!!! Stay tuned as we are waiting to receive our second wish child!!!! We will keep you posted on what his/her wish is that we will joyfully grant, again because of the support of our wonderful MG community!!!!❤️#CHMGfamily #dogoodfeelgood #onelapatatime

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Party with a Purpose – Gracias!

Today is a great day!!! Thank you to each and every one of you who came out last night to our Party with a Purpose and for believing in our mission!!!
We are so pleased to announce that due to the outpouring support of our MG community not only did we grant Abbey Cornelius’s wish to go to the Olympic training camp in Colorado with her family.
We were also able to grant another local child because of your amazing generosity. We will be sure to keep you informed on our second wish child and share his/her wish story so stay tuned!!! Our CHMG hearts are full today! We aim to create a community of love and support and we felt that in the room last night!

Thank you to everyone who made last night possible!!!!

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