SGAD Spotlight: The Loppet Foundation

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Surly Gives A Damn (SGAD) works with many charitable organizations across the Twin Cities to give back to the communities and neighborhoods that support us. Throughout 2021, we’re going to highlight some of the longest-running SGAD partners and what they do. Who:  The Loppet Foundation What: Founded in 2002, The Loppet Foundation changes lives. Underserved … Continued

Spotlight on Mississippi Park Connection

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Surly Gives A Damn works with many charitable organizations across the Twin Cities to give back to the communities and neighborhoods that support us. Throughout 2021, we’re going to highlight some of the longest-running SGAD partners and what they do. Who:  Mississippi Park Connection What: Mississippi Park Connection began as the local fund of the … Continued

SGAD Partner Spotlight: Memorial Blood Centers

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Surly Gives A Damn works with many charitable organizations across the Twin Cities to give back to the communities and neighborhoods that support us. Throughout 2021, we’re going to highlight some of the longest-running SGAD partners and what they do. Who:  Memorial Blood Centers What: Memorial Blood Centers have been saving and sustaining lives since … Continued

Spotlight On The Food Group

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Surly Gives A Damn works with many charitable organizations across the Twin Cities to give back to the communities and neighborhoods that support us. Throughout 2021, we’re going to highlight some of the longest-running SGAD partners and what they do. Who:  The Food Group What: The Food Group is a local nonprofit focused on using … Continued

Spotlight On Bridging

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Surly Gives A Damn works with many charitable organizations across the Twin Cities to give back to the communities and neighborhoods that support us. Throughout 2021, we’re going to highlight some of the longest-running SGAD partners and what they do. Who:  Bridging What: Bridging provides donated furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning … Continued

A Full Accounting of Damns Given in 2020

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2020 presented a unique challenge for Surly Gives A Damn. The needs in our community were never greater, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest following George Floyd’s murder. And working together to help in whatever way we could was made exponentially more difficult by the pandemic’s safety restrictions. Still, like so many … Continued

Emergency Food Drive with the Food Group

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The 2020 holiday season is going to be difficult on many fronts. In addition to the “usual” problems of hunger, housing insecurity, and a lack of toys under the tree, this year adds a surging pandemic and its attendant health and economic crises. Today, one in eight Minnesotans are hungry, compared to one in eleven … Continued

12 Days of Giving a Damn

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The 2020 holiday season is going to be difficult on many fronts. In addition to the “usual” problems of hunger, housing insecurity, and a lack of toys under the tree, this year adds a surging pandemic and its attendant health and economic crises. Today, one in eight Minnesotans are hungry, compared to one in eleven … Continued

Surly Gives A Damn Virtual Food Drive

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Good news: We’re extending our Virtual Food Drive through May 8th to provide continued support to The Food Group as they provide emergency meals for families affected by COVID-19. The Food Group is participating in the #GiveAtHomeMN campaign, taking place May 1-8th. This GiveMN.org online fundraiser supports nonprofits and schools all across Minnesota. #GiveAtHomeMN is about … Continued

Environmentally Conscious, Socially Distant

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Surly Gives A Damn’s annual Earth Day Clean Up is cancelled due to sheltering in place, as working side-by-side to save our planet needs to be metaphorical for a while. However, there are still ways to observe the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in a socially distant, environmentally positive way. We present… SGAD’s Six Tips … Continued

SGAD Emergency Food Drive for The Food Group

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Minnesotans pride themselves on where they’re from and supporting each other when the rubber meets the road. In this time of extreme challenges and uncertainty, we’ve witnessed this compassion firsthand. We also know we need to keep at it. The Food Group, Surly Gives a Damn (SGAD) and 10 local liquor stores are providing an … Continued

Get Surly at The Loppet

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Surly is a longtime supporter and sponsor of The Loppet Foundation. Surly Gives A Damn volunteers assist with everything from course construction to clean-up, and you can find us manning the taps in the Loppet Village at the Surly Beer Garden for attendees and competitors. Especially the competitors. This winter is no different, as Surly … Continued

Giving A Damn, By The Numbers

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If you’re familiar with our brewery, then you’re likely familiar with Surly Gives A Damn. Our charitable arm, SGAD focuses on giving back to the communities that built us, both in time and money. Stocking food shelves, planting trees, cleaning up parks, Toys for Tots drives, building an entire damn house–the list goes on and … Continued

Give A Damn Before 2020

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Surly Gives A Damn (SGAD) is looking to close 2019 out with a sustained barrage of damn-giving before and during the holidays, as we’ve lined up a series of events to flex our public service muscles. (If you’re new here, SGAD is the public-spirited side of Surly, dedicated to volunteer and charitable donation support in … Continued

Surly Days of Biking

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The arrival of April means spring thaws, baseball, and 30 Days of Biking. Surly is proud to once again sponsor The Joyful Riders in their campaign to get you, them, and everybody on a bike every day of the month. Take the pledge here. If you want to make Surly a part of your 30 … Continued

Surly Gives a Dam

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Ice dams suck. You don’t need us to tell you this. As your roof sags beneath the weight of more snow and ice than should be legal, and with the forecast looking dire, Surly wants to make the best of your bad situation. Take a photo of your ice dam. Post it on Twitter, tag … Continued

A Damn Fine Accounting

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We tracked how many damns Surly gave in 2018. (Not included are the Surly beers we bought for our volunteers at the end of the day, but rest assured that every one of them was well-earned.) We share them with you now.   If you’d like to make a difference in your community (and get … Continued