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

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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Free Bikes 4 Kids

June 22, 2021 - 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Brooklyn Center

Join Surly Gives A Damn in helping out our friends at Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) by cleaning and fixing donated bikes.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a nonprofit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need.

6100 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN, USA

Living Well Yard Beautification

June 24, 2021 - 6:00 pm-8:30 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn to help our friends at Living Well! We will be helping beautify one of their residential homes. Our projects will include: planting bushes, weeding and laying mulch. If you love working outside, we got your gig.

Living Well Disability Services delivers exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.

3020 Poppler Lane, Eagan, MN, USA

Bridging - Emergency Dresser Build

June 29, 2021 - 6:00 pm-8:30 pm


Our friends at Bridging are in dire need of dressers for their clients. Come on out and lend a hand building dressers so we can get a good supply for their clients to choose from.

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.

You do not need to have building experience!

Bridging MN, Terrace Drive, Roseville, MN, USA

Summer Holiday Blood Drive

July 1, 2021 - 11:00 am-6:00 pm


Blood is still needed now more than ever! Come on out to the SGAD – Memorial Blood Center Summer Holiday Blood Drive. Our goal is to get 110 life saving units. Help us get there.

Every donor will receive a Surly pint glass, a free beer coupon to use at the Surly Beer Hall (best used at a later date when not giving blood) and a MBC t-shirt. If you are in town for the 4th of July, come out and save a life.

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”.)