Community Support Connections

Community Support Connections for January

Do you have your Kingfield Neighborhood Association EQUITY lawn sign? – Pick one of the last remaining ones up at Butter! they have a suggested donation of $10 but we’ll accept any amount!

you also find a bit of BUTTER at...

Jungle Theater with intermission treats for "Ishmael" running through February 4.

We're providing support, contributions and donations to:

Green Central School - Pastries with the Principal, each first Wednesday of the month.  (January 10)

Centro Tyrone Guzman (Centro) - and their new high school youth entrepreneurship program (January 23)

Kingfield Empty Bowls - planning committee meets January 31 with the big event coming Thursday February 8 from 4 to 8 pm at MLK park!

FullCycle the team from FullCycle hosts a pop-up dinner with the residents of Nicollet Square - then it's down for dessert at butter!

Inclusivi-tees -- This quarter the crew at Inclusivi-tees is raising awareness with its Kindness Bowl - and we're helping make that a tasty event!

Lake Country School's annual January production - this year, the lovely Much Ado About Nothing (Jan 31- Feb 2).

and continuing efforts for:

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)

Send some love to our pals at ALL SQUARE and CAFE MEOW as they begin construction efforts!  and to Melissa at Uptown Doggie Day Care!  They're all aiming to be great neighbors in Southwest!

*City Advocacy work – continues as our city imagines lifting 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 also lending his support to One Fair Wage campaigns in other parts of the country this year.  A new 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.

*State advocacy efforts– You'll find me working to remove the health care administrative burden from businesses and creating a universal/single payer system.  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”  Check out the NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION - January 20!  Our part will connect with "Feed the Resistance: Sanctuary Restaurants in Support and Solidarity with the Women’s March”  We're aiming to help caffeinate the crowd at the MNxMN 2018: Beyond Resistance Event in St. Paul.

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

5th– Our Saviour’s Men’s early breakfast group (7 am)

8th – 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 -  Wednesday evenings at 6:30

and it seems that Erin Murphy's run for Governor is sort of based around our Community table too! find her team there often!