Capsule 15: Non-profits + Service
We have had the opportunity to work with and interact with some extraordinary organizations inside (and outside) our immediate Minneapolis community. Though approaches vary for these organizations, the purpose is always inspiring -- to offer assistance and help others. We are featuring 15 non-profits we've worked with, interacted with or find inspiring for February's #Capsule15 blog series.
We've considered their missions, who they help and how they make an impact. This was no easy task for our team and our list was quite extensive when we began thinking of organizations we are inspired by on a daily basis. Though our admiration of only 15 non-profit organizations is expressed here in this series, there's a multitude of organizations doing good every day. We only wish we had the ability to feature them all.
Day Fifteen: Finnegans
Finnegans turns beer into food -- really. Every penny of the profits made from Finnegan's beer goes to the Finnegans community fund to buy fresh produce from local farms to then be distributed to local food shelves. Jacquie Berglund, founder and visionary of Finnegans, visited Capsule in late 2013 to share her story. We captured the event on video; watch and you'll understand why we are truly inspired by Jacquie and the Finnegans story.
Day Fourteen: The Salvation Army
Nearly 30 million people a year are aided in some form by services provided by The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and their outreach extends at an international level. Every day their goal is to serve others and benefit "society or the community of mankind as a whole.*"
*Salvation Army Act 1980
Day Thirteen: Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states. Following the 2009 merger between Sanford and MeriitCare, Sanford entrusted Capsule with retaining brand equity in the two original brands and to convey the harmonious merging of two brands with an outstanding legacy.
Day Twelve: Pinky Swear Foundation
Previously known as the Miracles of Mitch Foundation, this organization helps children with cancer and their families by providing basic needs support and unique family programs. The Pinky Swear Foundation was established by Steve and Becky Chepokas in memory of their son, Mitch. Since his death in 2003, Pinky Swear Foundation has provided more than $4.5 million in financial assistance and quality of life support.The pinky swear story (told below) is the inspiration for the entire organization. Aaron Keller currently serves on the Board of Directors.