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This year our Fall Festival will be a Wine, Brew, & BBQ. Come enjoy wine & craft beer tasting, a pig roast, dessert provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes, cash bar, and live music by SisterTree. The event will be held on Sept. 11 from 5 to 8 pm at The Courtyards of Andover, 13545 Martin […]

Pizza Ranch Success

Community Impact Fundraising Event Thank you to everyone for a wonderful event! Aug 11: Pizza Ranch Community Impact located at 13797 Jay St NW, Andover. Thank you for joining us at Pizza Ranch in Andover…as community members bus your table dressed as their favorite Super Hero!! Proceeds of the evening benefited Free To Be, Inc.  A percentage […]

TPT MN Re-Broadcasts Car Donation Documentary

TPT MN Re-airs Car Donation Documentary “Restoring Hope One Car at a Time”, a documentary produced in 2009 collaboratively by Twin Cities Public Television and Free to Be, Inc with funding from the McKnight Foundation and the following sponsors: Gold Sponsor, John’s Auto Parts; Silver Sponsors, Building Sites Inc, Cotten’s Napa, and Sannerud, Savarese & […]

North Country Ford Gives Car Away at Free To Be Event

Thank you to everyone for making this a fantastic event!       ———————————————————————————————————————– Please click on this link to see the 2014 “Taste” supporters. ———————————————————————————————————————————- Below is the list of the restaurants that participated. Thank you again!        

Free To Be Receives Generous Gift!

TPC Rose, a nonprofit group of women affiliated with TPC Twin Cities,Blaine, presented a check Tuesday, December 17, 2013 for $87,000 to their 2013 beneficiary, Free To Be, Inc. The money was raised primarily through a summer golf tournament and a fall gala. This was the largest check TPC ROSE has presented to a local […]

Free To Be Benefits from Sold-Out TPC ROSE Gala

TPC ROSE, a nonprofit group of women affiliated with TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, hosted a sold-out Moonlight Gala Saturday, November 23, at the golf course clubhouse. Proceeds from the event, along with other fundraising efforts during the year, will be given December 17 to Free To Be, the 2013 beneficiary selected by TPC ROSE. Fine […]

Free To Be Hires New Executive Director

Free To Be, Inc. is pleased to announce Jim Huff as Executive Director. Jim joined the Free To Be team on June 17, 2013, with a strong nonprofit background and desire to help others. Educated at Clinton College in upstate New York, Jim brings more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience to our organization, […]

Partner & Volunteer of the Year Named

Cummins Power Generation was awarded 2012 Partner of the Year and Paul Havel, aka Dr. Bones, was named 2012 Volunteer of the Year at the Free To Be, Inc. annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park. Niki Yuds, Cummins employee and liaison for all Cummins volunteers, […]

Sam’s Club Donates to Free2B

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Free To Be, Inc. was honored to receive a $5,000 check from Sam’s Club on November 30 through the Walmart Foundation Event Volunteerism Always Pays (Event VAP). The Event VAP program awards grants when a group of at least five associates volunteers 25 hours collectively with an eligible organization. Team leader Benjamin Wolff’s team, consisting […]

UltraTech Automotive Donates Labor for Free To Be

UltraTech Automotive on Crooked Lake Boulevard in Coon Rapids, donated nearly $675 to repair a 1997 Saturn SL1 to Free To Be client, Robert. Robert, who is a single father and needed a car to continue his job, was presented with the Saturn SL1 on July 23, 2012. UltraTech Automotive, as well as 24 other […]

Coon Rapids Auto Gives Free To Be A Helping Hand

Coon Rapids Auto, on Crooked Lake Boulevard in Coon Rapids, repaired a 2000 Dodge Caravan, which was in turn donated to Amber. She is a client of Free To Be and received the van on June 29, 2012, when Gary Levine, Executive Director Free To Be, Inc., presented her with the keys. Amber, who is […]

PJW Donates Their Time and Labor

Pat, owner of PJW Automotive in New Brighton, generously donated his time and labor to help Free To Be fulfill their mission of fostering independence to a family challenged with transportation needs. PJW repaired a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue, with over $1900 labor written off. We depend on repair shops, like PJW, to repair and donate […]

Summer Food Fest – A Successful Event

On behalf of Free To Be, Inc. and the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce, we want to thank the community for their support of our second annual Summer Food Fest on June 21 at Aquatore Park in Blaine. The event was a huge success. The weather was beautiful and there was a wonderful crowd of families, […]

Free2B! Named Nonprofit of the Year

Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce held their 2012 Roaring 20s Annual Gala on Friday, March 2, at Vadnais Heights Commons. In the running were five nonprofits from Minnesota who were judged by various chamber executives across the country. Each nominee was ranked one through five, and Free To Be, Inc. received the highest ranking […]

Free To Be Receives Grant From Sam’s Club

Free To Be started the new year with car repairs and a vehicle give away. Sam’s Club of Fridley was the sponsor of the Free To Be Car Care Saturday at Victory Auto Service and Glass in Fridley. Sam’s Club also supplied pizza for the people having their cars repaired and the volunteer mechanics repairing […]