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

Ronald McDonald House

We had a great group of CHMG members & Kiddos at the Ronald McDonald house! What a great opportunity to serve others & share love & support to families dealing with the unimaginable. It’s hard to put into words, but you leave events like these with full hearts and a desire to do more!

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 one.

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!