Because living in Minnesota rules, we give back to our community with Surly Gives A Damn (SGAD). We contribute to the fine organizations that are making the North a better place to live through charitable donations, partnerships, and volunteer events. Our volunteers are a really active, passionate bunch and man do they give a damn. 

Volunteer Hours In 2018


Well we’d be happy to. We make donations for charitable events to like-minded people and organizations all across the North. 



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Second Harvest Heartland, Bring Your Kid to Serve Day

January 20, 2020 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Brooklyn Park

Join us on MLK Day to participate in Second Harvest Heartland‘s annual Bring Your Kid to Serve Day!

We are looking for 60 folks to gather up and give back. Yes, bring your kids (they do need to be 6 years of age) if you have them. If you don’t…HELL YEAH, we still want you. We will be sorting and packing food for the more than 500,000 individuals in need of hunger relief in our community. Afterwards you’ll be rewarded with a celebratory Surly beer!


7101 Winnetka Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428, USA


January 25, 2020 - 10:00 am-1:00 pm


Come be part of one of the most bad-ass events we have, Loppet EXTREME!

We gather up to help the Loppet Foundation get ready for the City of Lakes Winter Loppet Festival. Our posse will be working outside building and filling snow sculpture forms (for the Snow Sculpture Contest), helping set up the Finish Line area and shoveling lots and lots of snow!

And we certainly will be raising a toast to our hard work afterward with a celebratory Surly!


1301 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55422, USA

Surly Gives A Damn Polar Plunge Team

February 28, 2020 - 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thomas Beach on Bde Maka Ska West Calhoun Blvd

Come be part of our 2020 Polar Plunge Team and help raise money for Special Olympics!

If you know you want in, sign up NOW! If you need some time to ponder jumping in a frozen lake for a good cause…you have some time to think about it.

Our team will be jumping during the Corporate Happy Hour on Friday, join us!

Thomas Beach on Bde Maka Ska West Calhoun Blvd, Minneapolis, MN

Non-Profit Mondays

Hey local 501c3…get in here and make great things happen in our community. Please take full advantage of the Surly Event Center (no required food or drink minimum, waived room rental fee) in order to advance your mission. Cheers do gooders!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 763-999-4040


Sign up to volunteer at a Surly Gives a Damn event, get a t-shirt. Easy peasy. Wear it each time you volunteer with us and feel prouder each time, guaranteed.

Fine Print: If there are opportunities to volunteer at special events or bottle wax dippings, you need to first put in some time. (Sign up for one other SGAD event first, ya dummy.)