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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October 29, 2020 - 3:00 pm-6:00 pm


Join Surly Gives A Damn at Bridging in Bloomington. We are looking for 8 folks to help with sorting, stocking shelves, moving and organizing donations of housewares and furniture.

Bridging is a Twin Cities non-profit that provides donated furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

201 W 87th St, Bloomington, MN 55420, USA

Open Arms of MN - Blizzard Box Packing

November 4, 2020 - 12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Join SGAD in helping Open Arms MN pack Blizzard Boxes. Blizzard Boxes contain shelf stable meal ingredients for their clients to have on hand in case of a delayed meal delivery.

Open Arms of MN provides medically tailored meals and gives hope for people experiencing a significant health crisis or living with a life-threatening illness.

IF you are healthy, we want you! You will be making food for clients living with serious illnesses. Join us if you can.


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”.)