Our Story

The Charitable Housewives of Maple Grove started for a very simple reason…I knew a lot of great women and wanted to spend more time with them, but I didn’t want to take additional time away from my family for another happy hour or dinner.  So, in the spring of 2011, I took a deep breath and started typing an invitation for some ladies to join me for what would be our first official charity event…and they came! Wow! Everyone was excited and eager to help in any way possible and so began CHMG.  This venture very quickly turned from “mine” to “ours”. In March 2012, we became an official 501(c)(3) non-profit and what started as a small gathering of friends, quickly grew into a community of more than 50 members! I feel so blessed to have such an amazing support system…my husband, kids & all of our housewives and their families.

The Charitable Housewives of Maple Grove continues to be successful because of our members who make it a priority to help others and do good. I want to take a moment to acknowledge the great people who make CHMG shine:

Thank you to our Vice President, Mary Thayer. You truly are the heart of CHMG! Thank you for all you do to make the Charitable Housewives of Maple Grove run smoothly. I feel blessed by your dedication and strong desire to make us better each and every day.

Thank you to our CHMG board of directors: Lori Benson, Maren Geyen, Michelle Goetz, Mara Milne, Jenna Murphy & Mary Thayer. I am grateful for your continued passion and hard work.

To our Party with a Purpose Committee: Katie Bowman, Michelle Goetz, Nancy Johnson, Mara Milne, Jenna Murphy & Mary Thayer. There are many hours and a lot of hard work that go into planning this event. Thank you for always pushing through and making the time to help create something special for these deserving children and their families.

To our members: You are the backbone of all we do. Thank you for believing in our mission and giving so generously of your time and heart. Without you amazing women, we would not be where we are today!

Lastly, to our community who continue to support us and lift us up. We feel honored to live in Maple Grove where people believe in the power of giving back.

Tina Wherry

President & Founder, Charitable Housewives of Maple Grove