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Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (PBYR) is a network of community volunteers who stand ready to help military service members and their families on an as-needed basis.  As a PBYR volunteer, you will share your time, talent and expertise to meet requests for service — and ease the burden of military families, many of whom are stretched thin and stressed before, during and after deployment. PBYR maintains a database that helps match service requests with suitable volunteers.

Idea:  Letters to Soldiers
Let soldiers know how much you appreciate their service to protect us. Letters and drawings from children will be shared with deployed soldiers from MN, along with some food treats. A great way to make a soldier’s day.
Send letters and drawings to:  The Heinzen Ditter VFW, 19020 Hamel Rd., Plymouth  55446, C/O Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Ages:  Adults (will need to permit criminal background checks prior to some volunteer assignments)

Time Commitment:  Irregular & variable.  The volunteer may attend monthly PBYR meetings and/or be available to go on assignment.  The time commitment will be negotiated depending on the circumstances and volunteer’s availability.  The range of help needed by the families served may be technical, trades or simply helping with household chores.

Contact: Gary Goldetsky, PBYR 763 450-0699 or Gary.Goldetsky@OnCallStaffing.com

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NEWS TO USE

August 20, 2012

FAMILY SERVICE NIGHTS IMPACT TO THE COMMUNITY
These are examples of what an Elementary School community can accomplish in one night/day! Thanks to our volunteers, generous donations, and local School Districts families for making it happen.

2009 RESULTS
2010 RESULTS
2011 RESULTS
2012 RESULTS
2013 RESULTS
2014 RESULTS
2015 RESULTS
2016 RESULTS
2017 RESULTS
2018 RESULTS:

215 pounds of non-perishable food donated to IOCP
110 dog toys + 6 blankets made for rescue animals through Pets for Vets
89 emergency quick-release paracord bracelets sent to U.S. troops through Operation Gratitude
221 care kits assembled for kids undergoing chemo at Children’s Hospital 
247 meal kit items created for Wayzata-Plymouth Meals on Wheels program
75 key chains created to welcome families to Home Free Women’s Shelter 
30 reusable shopping bags created from old t-shirts to reduce plastic bag consumption by our community

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WAYZATA STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Two Wayzata boys have spent their summers organizing a charity junior golf tournament that help raise money for local non-profit organizations that help youth in need right here in the western suburbs. Over 60 golfers participate annually in this golf tournament held at Pioneer Creek Golf Club. With the help of sponsors and donations of prizes and money, the boys are able to give non-profit organizations both money and non-perishable food items.
2015: 106 lbs of food and $400 for 3 different organizations
2016: 338 lbs of food & $2,179 for Second Harvest Heartland
2017: 147 lbs of food & $2,363 for The Food Group
2018: $2,205 for Open Arms

This has been a great learning experience for these Wayzata students.  They couldn’t have done it without all theses junior golfers, it more than exceeded their expectations. It’s a great story of middle and high school students doing some good during their summer vacation.

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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES:

TESTIMONIALS & THANK YOUs:
“I am beyond grateful for the amazing opportunity I had this summer to work with the Hope Center and the kids of Maple Hill through Westside Communities in Action. I truly enjoyed showing up every single day and building relationships with the kids and staff. It made me realize my passion for working with kids and how blessed I am to have been a part of this program. Thank you! I hope to come back during the school year to help my new friends with their homework.”

“We contacted Senior Community Services to see what service projects our hockey team could do this Fall.  They connected us with a senior who just recently came home from the hospital and was in need of raking her entire yard…80 garbage bags later and her yard was leaf free.  She was grateful for the boys help!” -Marcy

The Prism Birthday Party was really fun because it was something different to do with my friends.” – Chloe

“The Hope for the City/Matter exhibit was great for the kds to see how they can impact poverty through volunteer work” -Mary

I really enjoyed FB4K!!  I plan on volunteering again, and doing repair tune stuff to the bikes in the next few weeks.  I think John was pretty amazed at it as well.” -Dave

“Our hockey team volunteered at Free Bikes For Kids warehouse in Hopkins.  They were busy moving bikes to the cleaning station, then they cleaned over 50 bikes to get ready for the tune up station.  The boys had a blast!” -Lynn

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