Community News

Community Engagement Welcomes All To Be Involved

Read about SPAAR members, the good work done in the communities where you live and work, and the many community partnerships in which you are involved.

Find out how you can be involved by contacting Joe McKinley, Vice President of Advocacy and Community Engagement, at

We’re going “old school”! Bridging needs your help today!

Year round, Bridging, a Minnesota 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides furniture and household goods to 100 households a week, empowering people as they transition from unique paths to housing stability.
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Why Martin Luther King Jr. Day Is Important To Our SPAAR DEI Committee?

Each year, SPAAR's DEI Chair is invited to share their thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. This year, Committee Chair Adriana Martinez shared MLK's importance to SPAAR's DEI Committee. Adriana is also the current president of NAHREP-TC.
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Toys for Joy resulted in great success for Anoka County

Toys for Joy held its annual community event in December with great success.
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Lunch&Learn: Ramsey Co FirstHome DPA up to $93,150 for 1st Gen buyers!

SPAAR’s Committee for DEI has partnered with MAR’s Diversity Committee to sponsor a Lunch & Learn on December 13.
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SPAAR Hero Karen Stang believes volunteerism is key to community success

Congratulations, Karen, on being named a SPAAR Hero and for your involvement and contributions to your community.
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Tom Bullington named SPAAR Hero for community involvement

Congratulations, Tom, on being named a SPAAR Hero and for your involvement and contributions to your community.
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TP Drive Drop-off Locations – ThanksGivingBack

Find a drop-off location to donate toilet paper to SPAAR's #ThanksGivingBack TP Drive.
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Cardinal Realty hosts ODSO on October 11

Cardinal Realtors® assembled 175 snackpacks that were donated to nonprofit Open Door Pantry.  The food shelf will distribute the snackpacks at its location in Eagan.  Each snack pack includes mac ‘n cheese, fruit cup, beef sticks and more.
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Community Engagement: Nonprofit Partner Emma Norton Services

SPAAR’s Community Engagement Committee wrapped up its October meeting with a service project.
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