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 2019

Regarding Donations

Due to the unexpected circumstances of COVID-19 and how it has affected our business, we are pausing our SGAD donation programing for now. With a skeleton crew and adapting our business to constant change, we are unable to process the donation you requested at this time. Once we are back up and on our feet, we will start fulfilling donation requests. Hopefully we’ll be able to help you with your fundraising needs in the future.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for understanding.



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August 21, 2020 - 12:30 pm-3:30 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn by lending a hand at the Bridging warehouse. We are looking for six folks to help with sorting, stocking shelves, moving and organizing donations of housewares and furniture.

Bridging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization primarily serving the Twin Cities, provides donated furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

If you are healthy, come join us!

Bridging MN, Terrace Drive, Roseville, MN, USA

Metro Blooms

August 24, 2020 - 4:00 pm-8:00 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn and lend a hand to Metro Blooms! We are looking for 6 folks to help with a demolition project at their new facility.

Metro Blooms partners with communities to create resilient landscapes and foster clean watersheds, embracing the values of equity and inclusion to solve environmental challenges.

Like wrecking things? Join the fun. And, you betcha we will drink a beer (on us) when we are done.

3747 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The Food Group

August 25, 2020 - 1:00 pm-3:00 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn to lend a hand packing and sorting at The Food Group. We will be assisting with projects such as bulk repack of staples for food shelves and pack boxes for Twin Cities Mobile Market which has free distributions at The Food Group’s warehouse in New Hope.

The Food Group is a local nonprofit focused on using nutritious food to strengthen community. They work at the intersection of food access, equity, and nutrition issues related to food and hunger in 32 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

If you are feeling healthy, come on out. Join us and do some good!

The Food Group, 54th Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Open Arms Kitchen

August 31, 2020 - 1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Join SGAD in the kitchen at Open Arms of MN.

Who: Open Arms of MN builds a joyful and nourishing community that provides medically tailored meals and hope for people experiencing a significant health crisis or living with a life-threatening illness.

What: We will be working in the Open Arms kitchen helping get meals prepped for all their clients.

When: Monday, August 31 from 1:30-4:00pm, with a free Surly beer given to you to take home and enjoy at your leisure.

IF you are healthy, we want you! The group is only made up of 10 folks and we will be practicing social distancing. You will be making food for clients living with serious illnesses. Join us if you can.

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 with Surly Gives a Damn and you get the following: a free Surly, a bunch of community, all the good feels and a free t-shirt. Wear the shirt each time you volunteer with us and feel prouder each time, guaranteed.

Fine Print: If there are opportunities to volunteer at special events, you need to first put in some time. (Simply sign up and complete an SGAD event first and that will get you on the “inside scoop list”.)