It’s almost time for 13 Days of Giving!
What is 13 Days of Giving?
For the 13 days leading up to Valentine’s Day, we like to show our love for different non-profits by featuring a different organization every day. On the organization’s specific day, Izzy’s donates $2 from every single or double cone or cup that is sold that day. You are invited to come and show your support to any organization you choose!
This year’s partners in giving are:
Friday, February 1st
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Shops: Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue
Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue serves the animal community by providing foster homes, medical treatment, and behavioral assessments to Great Danes in need of forever homes.
Saturday, February 2nd
Saint Paul Shop: MN Adopt
Minneapolis Shop: American Brain Foundation
About MN Adopt:
MN ADOPT promotes and supports successful adoptions for Minnesota children and families. MN ADOPT is dedicated to supporting and sustaining families who adopt Minnesota Waiting Children by providing online resources and referrals to therapeutic and crisis services, support groups, adoption information, and comprehensive training opportunities.
About American Brain Foundation:
The American Brain Foundations mission to bring researchers and donors together to defeat brain disease. They are the central driving force behind bringing all neurologists, researchers, patients, and caregivers together to help generate funding for and awareness of brain disease.
Sunday, February 3rd
Saint Paul Shop: Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Collective
Minneapolis Shop: Minneapolis Highrise Council
Ramsey County Children’s Mental Health Collective is a diverse community partnership between families and child-serving agencies. Together, we are building an integrated system of care for youth with mental health disorders and their families that support: resilience, recovery, and wellbeing.
About Minneapolis Highrise Council:
The Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council (MHRC) advocates on behalf of city-wide highrise resident issues and concerns, sponsors Project Lookout, the highrise resident security program operating in 29 highrises, supported by over 200 resident volunteers, and oversees resident management of highrise laundry room facilities.
Monday, February 4th
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Shops: Penumbra Theater Company
About Penumbra Theater Company:
Penumbra Theatre creates professional productions that are artistically excellent, thought-provoking, relevant, and illuminate the human condition through the prism of the African American experience.
Tuesday, February 5th
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Shops: Minnesota Speech Language Hearing Foundation
About the Minnesota Speech Language Hearing Foundation:
The Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (MSHF) is celebrating 30 years of raising funds to provide scholarships for outstanding students from Minnesota graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology and provide information for the public about communication disorders and the importance of speech, language and hearing.
Wednesday, February 6th
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Shops: Tree Trust
About Tree Trust:
Tree Trust was created in 1976 to address two problems in our communities: the devastation of the urban tree canopy due to Dutch elm disease and the high unemployment and poverty rates for youth and adults at the time. We began combating these issues by hiring unemployed individuals and training them to plant trees and reforest the Twin Cities. Since then, we have expanded to offer integrated JobPrep programs, community forestry, and environmental education programs. Today, their mission is to improve the community environment by investing in people.
Thursday, February 7th
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Shops: Transforming Families
About Transforming Families:
Transforming Families is a community where transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth and their families come together to support each other in a safe, welcoming space. At our monthly gatherings, separate breakout groups for parents, kids, siblings, and teens provide the opportunity to meet and learn from other people traveling the same path.
Friday, February 8th
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Shops: Can Do Canines
About Can Do Canines:
Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. They envision a future in which every person who needs and wants an assistance dog can have one.
Saturday, February 9th
Saint Paul Shop: Second Harvest
Minneapolis Shop: Bobby & Steves Auto World Youth Foundation
About Second Harvest:
Second Harvest Heartland believes no one should ever go hungry, as our region produces more than enough food for everyone. Helping hungry neighbors find their next meal—so they can thrive at work, in the classroom, and in their communities—is what drives Second Harvest Heartland, its partners, and supporters. Beyond feeding hungry neighbors, Second Harvest Heartland believes in the importance of our work to help sustain our environment.
Bobby & Steve’s Auto World Youth Foundation was established February 2nd, 2007 by the owners of Bobby & Steve’s Auto World. The specific purpose of the Foundation is to guide local youth into actions and activities that will provide positive outcomes in their lives. In addition to partnering with communities, Bobby & Steve’s Auto World awards grants to other youth-focused organizations and individual youth to encourage perseverance and success in achieving their personal goals. As the foundation moves forward, the focus is on becoming more impactful in our communities by expanding on reading programs, encouraging healthy lifestyles, and supporting spiritual endeavors.
Sunday, February 10th
Saint Paul Shop: Autism Society of Minnesota
Minneapolis Shop: Carlson for Community collaborating with Women’s Advocates
About Autism Society of Minnesota:
Established in 1971, the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) is a non-profit organization committed to education, advocacy, and support designed to enhance the lives of those affected by autism from birth through retirement. AuSM is a place where everyone can learn, access services, and develop skills for navigating what can be challenging emotions and complex information. Services include membership, workshops, the Minnesota autism conference, AuSM Skillshops, the Life with Autism Series for newly diagnosed and specific life stages, specially tailored summer camps for youth and adults with autism, interest-based social skills classes with community partners, Counseling and Consulting Services, support groups, Autism Direct Support Certification training, sensory-friendly events, advocacy, Information and Resources, and customized autism training.
Carlson 4 Community was created in 2005 by full-time MBA students at the Carlson School of Management to bring together full-time, part-time and executive MBA students with the school’s alumni and faculty to support local causes. The school’s leading student organization promoting volunteerism and community involvement within the Twin Cities, C4C has created various opportunities for Carlson students to give back. The biggest event is the annual Carlson MBA Charity Auction, which benefits a different local charity each year as selected by the student body.
C4C is partnering with Women’s Advocates this year, Women’s Advocates. Women’s Advocates’ mission is to eliminate violence in the lives of women, children, and families. They envision a society free from violence where all individuals and families are safe and can live productive and healthy lives.
Monday, February 11th
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Shops: Team Rubicon
About Team Rubicon:
Team Rubicon is an International non-government organization founded by U.S. Marines William McNulty and Jacob “Jake” Wood. Team Rubicon identifies itself as a veteran service organization that uses disaster response to help reintegrate veterans back into civilian life.
Tuesday, February 12th
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Shops: Women Venture
About Women Venture:
Women Venture is a Women’s Business Center that helps women start and grow profitable and sustainable businesses. They train entrepreneurs, advise businesses, provide loans, and create jobs.
Wednesday, February 13th
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Shops: Great River Greening
About Great River Greening:
Great River Greening is an environmental conservation nonprofit working throughout Minnesota with a mission to inspire and lead local communities in restoring and conserving the land and water that enrich our lives. As Minnesota’s leader in community-based restoration, devoted solely to stewardship, we engage volunteers on a scale no other environmental organization can match. Nearly 40,000 volunteers have worked with us, side-by-side, to improve, restore and care for Minnesota’s natural heritage—17,500 acres and counting.