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!


CHMG Concessions Fundraiser

CHMG Teens and Families rocked the concession stands at our Maple Grove Community Gyms during the MYAS Grade State Basketball Tournament this past weekend! Here are some fun highlights from our weekend!

  • 22 hours worked
  • 12 CHMG adult volunteers
  • 13 CHMG kiddo volunteers
  • 20+ basketball games
  • 100s of hot dogs sold
  • $1500 dollars made for CHMG that will be put towards helping others!!



Our hearts are so full!

Good morning our darling housewives!

Our hearts are still soaring after all the beauty of last night! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to make that evening a priority. For all that were unable to attend, we missed you!!


Party with a Purpose Volunteers Needed:

Party with a Purpose Tickets are on sale NOW:


Still need to pay membership dues? All 2018 dues ($50) are due March 31st. To make payment, mail a check to Nancy Johnson, our boss of all things membership, at 9159 Merrimac Lane N. Maple Grove MN 55311 or to use a credit card, call/text her at 612-741-1524.

If you wish to order any of our newly unveiled Charitable Housewives gear please contact Michelle Goetz at

A HUGE thank you to all the members who brought wine and gift cards last night! If you have wine / liquor / gift card or auction item donations for Party with a Purpose, please connect with Jenna Murphy at

If you are interested in SPONSORING our Party with a Purpose in May: connect with our head honcho, Tina Wherry at

We love you all more than an icy Corona on a Mexican beach!

Tina & Mary




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.

Party with a Purpose – Wish Recipient Update!


Hello Party with a Purpose Fans! We have some amazing updates to share with you! First… it’s time to mark your calendars for our 2nd Annual Party with a Purpose! SAVE THE DATE Friday, May 4th at Rush Creek Golf Course.

We also are very excited to share an update for you from Abbey’s Wish Trip. YOU sent Abby to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado. Abbey’s favorite parts of this amazing trip – in her own words:

  • Meeting and swimming with Katie Ledecky – she was so nice and down to earth. She made me feel right at home!
  • Meeting Simone Manuel – she was also super nice and very relatable.
  • Talking to the coaches – they gave me a lot of good advice and invited me out to their swim camp this summer and also told me if I ever need any help with getting in contact with colleges that they would be happy to help.
  • The Stanford Swim Team – they were all extremely kind and we got to sit in the hot tub together and just talk. It felt like I was talking with my friends after practice!
  • Touring the whole facility – it was so amazing to see where the best athletes in the world come to train and all the amenities that the OTC has to offer!

To all of you who have supported Charitable Housewives, Party with a Purpose and Abbey, we THANK YOU and we can’t wait to do this again on May 4th! Watch this space for ticket info and more details soon!

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