GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE

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. 

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Volunteer Hours In 2021

SO YOU'D LIKE A DONATION?

We'd be happy to help! We make donations for charitable causes and events to organizations across Minnesota (and beyond).

DONATIONS MADE TO:

   Education

   Arts & Culture

   Environment

   Human Services

People Incorporated Garden Revamp

August 23, 2022 - 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Saint Paul

Come help us revamp the garden at Diane Ahrens Crisis Residency! We are lending a hand to People Incorporated. Their mission is to support mental health and wellness in our community through collaboration and integration of care.

We will be weeding, pulling out plants, laying mulch and adding in new plants to make it beautiful for the residence who live there.

If you like being outside and getting your hands in the dirt, we got you.

People Incorporated Diane Ahrens Crisis Residence, Lacrosse Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Keystone Backpack Packing

August 30, 2022 - 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Saint Paul

Come on out and help Keystone Community Services by getting backpacks packed with school supplies. We are hoping to pack 500-700 backpacks in just two hours. The backpacks will be distributed to youth in the community the following two days (August 31st and September 1st). We are looking for 20 volunteers and would love your help.

The mission of Keystone Community Services is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and families to improve their quality of life. They do this by providing vital, community-based services aimed at strengthening our community, with a commitment to serving people with the greatest needs.

Sign up and be part of the getting ready for school fun.

Merriam Park Recreation Center, Saint Anthony Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, USA

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, Minneapolis Meal Packaging Event – SET UP!

September 11, 2022 - 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Minneapolis

This important event is one of many signature 9/11 Day-supported projects being held in observance of the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Other event locations include New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Francisco and others.

9/11 Day is now the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement, officially recognized under federal law. Each 9/11, nearly 30 million Americans volunteer, donate to charities, and perform other good deeds to promote national unity and empathy, in honor of the victims of 9/11 and those who rose in service in response to the attacks.

SGAD will be part of this event by making sure everything is set up and ready for the 1,000 MN volunteers who are coming into pack 185,000 meals on 9/12 for hungry families living locally!

We are looking for 15 folks to help set up: the packaging lines, equipment, signage, staging ingredients, and all that is needed to prepare the space for the next day’s activity. Some heavy lifting required.

911day.org will be donating all meals to Second Harvest Heartlandand for distribution locally.

Come be part of it!

Minneapolis Convention Center, 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The House that Beer Built 9.26

September 26, 2022 - 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Minneapolis

Come be part of The House that Beer Built! A handful of local breweries are gathering together with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for someone in need.

Surly Gives A Damn is going back again for the fifth year in a row!  We are looking for 12-15 folks to help each day.

Please note, you must volunteer for the entire day, 8:30am-3:30pm. Habitat does not allow half day volunteering.

This is such a great event, you won’t want to miss it!

3326 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The House that Beer Built 9.27

September 27, 2022 - 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Minneapolis

Come be part of The House that Beer Built! A handful of local breweries are gathering together with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for someone in need.

Surly Gives A Damn is going back again for the fifth year in a row!  We are looking for 12-15 folks to help each day.

Please note, you must volunteer for the entire day, 8:30am-3:30pm. Habitat does not allow half day volunteering.

This is such a great event, you won’t want to miss it!

3326 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The House that Beer Built 9.28

September 28, 2022 - 8:30 am-2:30 pm

Minneapolis

Come be part of The House that Beer Built! A handful of local breweries are gathering together with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for someone in need.

Surly Gives A Damn is going back again for the fifth year in a row!  We are looking for 12-15 folks to help each day.

Please note, you must volunteer for the entire day, 8:30am-2:30pm. Habitat does not allow half day volunteering.

This is such a great event, you won’t want to miss it!

 

3326 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The House that Beer Built 9.29

September 29, 2022 - 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Minneapolis

Come be part of The House that Beer Built! A handful of local breweries are gathering together with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for someone in need.

Surly Gives A Damn is going back again for the fifth year in a row!  We are looking for 12-15 folks to help each day.

Please note, you must volunteer for the entire day, 8:30am-3:30pm. Habitat does not allow half day volunteering.

This is such a great event, you won’t want to miss it!

3326 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The House that Beer Built 9.30

September 30, 2022 - 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Minneapolis

Come be part of The House that Beer Built! A handful of local breweries are gathering together with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for someone in need.

Surly Gives A Damn is going back again for the fifth year in a row!  We are looking for 12-15 folks to help each day.

Please note, you must volunteer for the entire day, 8:30am-3:30pm. Habitat does not allow half day volunteering.

This is such a great event, you won’t want to miss it!

3326 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, MN, USA

FREE WORK SHIRTS+

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”.)