Mille Lacs Band Donates $67K in April

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 6:30 am

ONAMIA, Minn. – In April, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe donated $67,972 in monetary and in-kind contributions to a variety of nonprofit organizations and other charitable causes.  Every month, the Band contributes to community programs in Minnesota and nationwide.  So far in 2010, the Band has donated a total of $237,784.

In April, the Mille Lacs Band donated $1,000 to Opportunity Neighborhood, a nonprofit organization that provides on-site support services at affordable housing complexes throughout the Twin Cities metro area.  The money will support the Live Together, Grow Together early education program at Polynesian Village in New Brighton.

Other notable contributions included those to the Kinship Youth Mentoring program in Princeton, the Pearl Crisis Center in Milaca, Camp Knutson and Knutson Point Retreat centers in Crosslake, and Northside Elementary School in Benson.

“The Mille Lacs Band and its businesses strive to build strong communities.  We are fortunate to have the capacity to contribute to such a wide variety of organizations and causes that make our communities stronger,” said Michael Garrow, Commissioner of Corporate Affairs for the Mille Lacs Band.

The Band donated to organizations and causes in the Minnesota counties of Aitkin, Anoka, Barron, Benton, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Dakota, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kanabec, Koochiching, Mahnomen, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pine, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Saint Louis, Stearns, Steele, Swift, Todd, Washburn, Washington, Winona, and Wright counties.

The Band also donated in the Wisconsin counties of Ashland, Burnett, Douglas, Eau Claire, Rusk, Saint Croix, and Vernon.

(From Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe)

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