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 2020


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



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Bridging Dresser Build

December 8, 2021 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn at Bridging in Roseville. We are looking to build 45 dressers, come on out to help get these built during this critical time!

Bridging is a nonprofit organization primarily serving the Twin Cities. They provide donated furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

Come lend a hand. Yes, there will be a beer after we are done!

Bridging MN, 1730 Terrace Dr, Roseville, MN 55113, USA

Fare for All Holiday Sale

December 14, 2021 - 2:15 pm-5:00 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn on Tuesday, December 14 to help with The Food Group’s low-cost, pop-up grocery program called Fare for All. They are operating a limited number of Holiday sales throughout the metro to ensure folks are able to get affordable food.

Who: Fare for All. The Food Group’s low-cost, pop-up grocery program.

What: We will be helping with the following:

  • Greeting customers as they walk in
  • Assisting with loading orders directly into carts
  • Helping get food to their vehicles (must be able to lift 15-20 lbs repeatedly)

This event will be mostly inside.

Real Life Church, 2353 N Chatsworth St, Roseville, MN 55113, USA

Toys for Tots - Toy Sort

December 20, 2021 - 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Join Surly Gives A Damn to flex your inner bad-ass elf skills and help sort toys at the Toys for Tots warehouse. We’re looking for 30 people to join SGAD for the day.

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.

Come on out and lend a hand this Holiday Season.

The Surly Beer Hall is also a drop site for toys. So, if you are coming out for a beer, BRING YOUR TOY! The drive will run from Thursday, November 25 – Wednesday, December 15.

2633 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, MN 55406

Holiday Blood Drive

December 29, 2021 - 11:00 am-6:00 pm


Come on out and save a life this Holiday Season. Blood is ALWAYS in need so please do your part!

There will be a Surly pint glass, a coupon for a free pint at the Surly beer hall and a t-shirt from Memorial Blood Center for all donors.

Surly Brewing Co., Malcolm Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN, USA


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”.)