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Girls on the Run Limitless Potential Luncheon

Apple Autos was honored to sponsor and attend the Girls on the Run Limitless Potential Luncheon at Aria Event Center in the Twin Cities on May 2nd. The keynote speaker for the event was Olympic medalist and best-selling author, Bonnie St. John, who spoke to the audience about her passion for empowering girls and women, and about resiliency and perseverance thru adversity.

The event helped Girls on the Run surpass their fundraising goal, by raising close to $90,000 to help empower girls throughout the Twin Cities and Rochester.

 

 

 

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Apple Autos Jana’s Fund Supports Graze 4 Good

Apple Autos Jana’s Fund was proud to support the 6th Annual Graze 4 Good Event at Surly Brewing Company as the silent auction sponsor. This fundraiser is hosted by the Minneapolis Foundation’s Fourth Generation program. Graze 4 Good featured amazing chefs who shared delicious food paired with Surly beer. The event drew more than 200 community members and raised $22,500 to support 4th Generation’s focus on Criminal justice reform.

The winner of the Apple Autos silent auction item will enjoy a fun weekend in the Lincoln of their choice!

Tap to view photos of the event from the Minneapolis Foundation’s Facebook page.  View Photos

Thank you to all sponsors!

Featured Chefs:

Steven Brown, Chef/Owner, Tilia & St. Genevieve

Doug Flicker, Chef/Owner, Piccolo & Sandcastle

Katy Gerdes, Chef/Owner, Angel Food Bakery

Jorge Guzman, Executive Chef, Surly

Christina Nguyen, Chef/Owner, Hola Arepa

Landon Schoenefeld, Chef/Owner, Nighthawks & Haute Dish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When You Buy a Car a Kid Gets a Bike

Wheels for Wheels is an Apple Autos promotion that supports  Free Bikes for Kids (FB4K.org). For every new car Apple Autos sells in November we’ll donate the funds necessary to acquire and recondition a bike to be given away. We’re committed to providing $10,000 so that lots of kids can have a bike this holiday season.

In 2008 Free Bikes for Kids gave away 300 bikes, in 2015 – 5000 bikes, this year – who knows. In the last eight years over 30,000 bikes have rolled through and FB4K is not done yet—their sights are set on other locations throughout the US and the world.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. The public donates gently used bikes, FB4K organizes thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them, and then  give them away to kids in need.

 

Watch the videos below or click here to learn more about Free Bikes for Kids. 

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Apple Autos is a Sponsor of Fire and Ice 2016

Fire & Ice is the Premier South of the River Gala and benefits 360 Communities. Join us on November 18th for an evening of giving and making a difference. Listen to the stories of hope that this organization inspires.

Apple Autos is providing a luxury evening to help raise funds for 360 Communities’ mission. Some lucky couple will enjoy a luxurious experience that includes the use of a new Lincoln MKX, a suite at the W Hotel, a gourmet dinner and a $1000 holiday shopping spree. The entire package is valued at $2000.

The event will be emceed by Dave Oswald and entertainment will be by Sister.

360 Communities is one of the most important organizations with which Apple Autos partners. They are active primarily in Dakota and focus on violence prevention, school success and self-sufficiency . Learn more at 360 Communities.

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Apple Autos is a Sponsor of Girls on the Run 5K

Apple Autos is pleased to support the upcoming Girls on the Run 5K on November 12th, 2016. This is a non-competitive 5k celebration of our 10-week, 20-lesson Girls on the Run season at more than 70 schools across the Twin Cities!
Here is the schedule.
7:30 a.m.: Same day registration opens ($40), coaches arrive

7:45 a.m.: Girls, parents, running buddies and sparkle runners arrive and enjoy pre-race festivities like face-painting, music, “happy hair”, pictures our NEW! Dream Team hall of 10 inspirational leaders from the community who have unique careers for women and more!

8:45 a.m.: Group welcome and warm-up

9:00 a.m.: 5k begins! NEW! This year, to provide all participants a fun and safe run we will be starting the race in waves!

Click to register.

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October 8th-Donate a Kids Bike to Free Bikes for Kids

We are proud to be a sponsor again this year of FB4K.org. Free Bikes for Kids has supplied over 30,000 bikes to kids for free. You can help by donating a kids bike at Metro area Allina Health locations today between 9:00 AM  and 1:00 PM.

Here is a map to the drop-off locations. http://fb4k.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Allina-Collection-Sites-Map-REVISED.pdf

 

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Apple Autos Sponsors Lunafest and Girls on the Run

Celebrate female empowerment and help raise funds for Girls on the Run.

Please join Apple Autos in supporting Girls on the Run-Twin Cities and the Breast Cancer Fund at LUNAFEST, a national touring film festival coming to St. Paul. LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Girls on the Run Twin Cities at SteppingStone Theatre in St. Paul on October 13.

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Free Bikes for Kids-2016/17

We wanted to share the news that we are partnering with Free Bikes for Kids again this season. We are looking forward to working with Jeff, Terry and the whole FB4K team this year. Stay tuned for more news as we get closer to the holiday season. For more information go to: fb4k.org

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