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 2017

And Manitoba


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: Food Sort!

January 21, 2019 - 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

We are heading out to Second Harvest Heartland on MLK Day from 6:30-8:30pm to participate in their annual Bring Your Child to Serve Day!

SGAD is looking for 50 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.


7101 Winnetka Avenue N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Loppet Extreme

January 26, 2019 - 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Golden Valley

We are helping the Loppet Foundation get ready for their City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival Weekend which takes place February 1-3, 2019. We will be building and filling snow sculpture forms (for the SW Journal Snow Sculpture Contest), helping set up the Finish Line area and shoveling lots and lots of snow. They make it, so if Mother Nature doesn’t give it to us, don’t worry.


1301 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Golden Valley, MN, USA

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.)