Community Support Connections

Community Support Connections for January 2019

Need something to replace the election sign in your yard? Share some love with a Kingfield Neighborhood Association EQUITY lawn sign Pick up one of the last remaining ones with a suggested donation of $10 but we accept any amount (including free).

you also find a bit of BUTTER at...

Jungle Theater jumps right into The Children - starting January 12 - with Butter treats available for intermissions.

We're providing support, contributions and donations to:

after lots of contributions to events over the past two months - it’s a quiet month for us as we start the new year — but We’re in the process of setting up a fundraising night for the 10U Girls team with Minneapolis Storm Hockey - to support one of my Butter babies (all grown up to 10 now) who who likes to share sports stories with me! Watch for a date!

And we’re putting energy into our own Butter Fundraiser - January 26 — see our event page for more details.

and continuing efforts for:

Green Central School’s Pastries with the Principal - every first Wednesday of the month (Jan 9 / Feb 6)

Join Kristen Froebel for her Monday "office hours" for discussion of her film-in-the-works - "Where Moving Things Rest." Kristen is dedicated to bringing stories of homeless youth to the screen.

Save the Boundary Waters Coalition - supporting efforts against pipeline construction and copper mining in northern Minnesota

And supporting the efforts of Hennepin County to increase organics recycling composting for both residents and businesses  Join KFNA's efforts to build ROT (Rocking Organics Team)

Our friends at ALL SQUARE  are open and if you haven’t made it to FUNKY GRITS - put them on your Butter friend list too and make your dining out choices ones that continue to Shop your Values! Our latest partnership efforts include connecting with Gutterpunk Coffee - providing work and mentorship for homeless youth - we hope to have beans available for purchase at Butter soon.

Our loyal Saturday evening performer Kamp Welch is taking a break as he prepares for a move to the east coast.  You can still show your support for his music and ministry by supporting his Go-Fund-Me page - and he also wants to encourage you to check out the page for Tawn Mastrey also.

Send love to Melissa developing Uptown Doggie Day Care. Cheers to our mentees at CAFE MEOW  and for the baker/gardeners at GREEN GARDEN BAKERY who have launched a campaign for a permanent shop on the northside!  And more connections forming for our partnership with the crew at SPARK-Y to help support sustainable food systems by educating high school students.

*City Advocacy work – continues as our city and St. Paul also work to lift wages.  We are living it out here at Butter through a model that doesn't use tip compensation to provide fair, living wages for our staff.  Dan is a part of a group of businesses working with the city on their support for One Fair Wage and small business support.  Dan is lending his support to One Fair Wage campaigns in other parts of the country and aims to testify in Congress in February.  A Restaurant Owners Discussion Group has formed as well to provide support and resources to owners seeking to make all of this work for the bottom line as well. Dan is also a member of the Work Advisory Committee for the City of Minneapolis.

*State advocacy efforts– Dan and the Butter crew will be finding ways to address the state legislators to call for adequate, affordable housing, transit, health care as well as access to capital, so that small neighborhood businesses can’t thrive.

Need a way to get connected?  TakeActionMN!  Shop your values through Main Street Alliance!

*National advocacy efforts – we’ve joined a national movement of restaurants to offer a refuge from hate – “Sanctuary Restaurant – A Place at the Table for Everyone” 

we're expecting the following groups at butter during January to use our Community Table

4th– Our Saviour’s Men’s early breakfast group (7 am)

14th – Wilderness Canoe Base women’s group (9 am)

our usual YMCA after-groups Tues/Thurs @9 /Weds @7

And join up with other neighborhood writers - third Wednesday evenings at 6:30 (Jan 24 this month) - led by Katy Carlson

the neighborhood knitters (Hats for the Homeless) - third Saturdays at 11 am (Jan 20th)

and it’s Solo-Preneurs meeting with us fourth Fridays at 9:30 am (Jan 25)