Community Support Connections

Community Support Connections for NOVEMBER 2018

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).

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Jungle Theater is preparing for the Wickhams to celebrate Christmas, we’ll be there with intermission treats (previews begin Nov. 29)

South High School holds its fall music concerts with fantastic choir, orchestra, band and jazz ensembles. Our concession treats help raise more funds for this great music program (Nov 7, 8, 9 and 11)

We're providing support, contributions and donations to:

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.

Among the neighborly donations to help make voting day extra special in Kingfield, yes, you’ll recognize some Butter bar favorites and Dan, playing his role as KFNA board member and voter greeter too (Nov 6)

Nov 13 is the Awards night for the Metro Independent Business Alliance - the Indie Awards are a great show of support for our local small business community - join us at Day Block Brewery for a great networking event!

We’re joining the give-to-the max efforts of Lyndale Elementary School who are serving our coffee as part of a fundraiser for the school (Nov. 15)

Dan will be sharing his story of efforts to create a low-energy-use / high efficiency cafe at an event held by Community Power MN. on Energy and Equity (Nov. 15)

And (Dan may be trying to be in two places at once) - since Nov 15 is also the kickoff of SHOP YOUR VALUES 2018! a fundraiser for the Main Street Alliance and a reminder to use your economic power for good.

And because we’re all about “connections” - we’ll be providing some treat support to the Humans of Minneapolis Launch Party (Nov 15)

Washburn High School’s Arts Council - Fall Arts Gala - Nov 16 - with your chance to win some pastries and coffee!

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 has shared my knack of getting sports injuries!

and continuing efforts for:

Green Central School’s Pastries with the Principal - every first Wednesday of the month (Nov 7)

Save the Boundary Waters Coalition - supporting efforts against pipeline construction and copper mining in northern Minnesota   NO MORE OIL. TRY BUTTER INSTEAD.

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!

Melissa developing Uptown Doggie Day Care 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 begins 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 lending his support to One Fair Wage campaigns in St. Paul (Hearing and Voting happens this month) and other parts of the country this year.  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– We’re encouraging efforts to VOTE this year in a way that supports candidates who support the needed infrastructure that allows a small business like mine to survive. Without adequate, affordable housing, transit, health care and access to capital, small neighborhood businesses can’t thrive. Ask your candidates what they’ll do to help keep vibrant neighborhood economies alive. VOTE YOUR VALUES

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 November to use our Community Table

2nd– Our Saviour’s Men’s early breakfast group (7 am)

12th – 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 - first and third Wednesday evenings at 6:30

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

and it’s Solo-Preneurs meeting with us fourth Fridays at 9:30 am (Nov 30 this month)