Giving Back to the Community
Tonka Bottle Shop has been a long time member in the community for over 45 years. Regardless of what experts say, a small family owned business' success relies on the support of a wonderful community and all those people that reside within. We have watched several generations of families grow and come through our doors, and are proud to have such wonderful, loyal, and amazing people in our lives. To show how much we care, we HAVE, ARE, and WILL continue to partner with non-profit organizations in our community to give back to those in need.
Below is a list of some of the organizations we have donated to and how they impact our community
Helping Paws is a Hopkins, Minnesota non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with 34 years of experience training and placing service dogs with individuals with physical disabilities or veterans/first responders with PTSD.
Helping Paws has matched over 250 people with a service dog, giving individuals the gifts of independence and companionship. Helping Paws is one of two organizations located in Minnesota that are fully accredited by Assistance Dogs International.
The Twin Cities Chapter of Foundation Fighting Blindness provides opportunities for our constituents to develop relationships with others who are affected through events and chapter meetings. The goal of these events is also to increase awareness about blinding retinal diseases in the Twin Cities community while raising funds for research. We have 5,080 constituents in the Twin Cities.
Pinky Swear Foundation's mission is helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support. Founded in 2003, Pinky Swear Foundation has raised more than $20 million to-date for children needing support. To learn more, visit pinkyswear.org.
The mission of the Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation is to ensure ALL Minnetonka students envision and pursue their highest aspirations while serving the greater good. We are dedicated to securing community resources to support and fund educational programs that create broad and sustainable change for our students. Through annual fundraising campaigns and special events, MPSF builds relationships in our community; and generates dollars to advance and implement innovative opportunities for our school district.
AngelHair, Inc. is a nonprofit with a mission to provide 100% no cost wigs to women suffering hair loss due to cancer and/or treatments.
Deephaven Elementary school's goal is to ensure that we are meeting the academic and social needs of our students through instruction and community inclusion. Providing differentiating instruction, supporting relationships through C.A.R.E.S., and improving information literacy and technology proficiencies, we help educate the youth of tomorrow.
Rotary is composed of people across the country and globe that use their wide knowledge base of local issues to identify areas of need, then apply their expertise and diverse perspectives to find a solution. They offer services in the community, such as feeding the hungry, tutoring disadvantaged children, maintaining parks and playgrounds, and so much more.
Wayzata Sailing is a community sailing center, dedicated to providing access and lifelong learning on Lake Minnetonka through the sport of sailing. Each year over 1,200 children, teens and adults receive skills training through clinics, camps, STEM curriculum, varsity racing, and adaptive sailing programs for sailors with disabilities. Our adaptive, outreach and community partnerships and scholarships ensure access for everyone to enjoy sailing as a life sport.
Lake Minnetonka Sailing School (LMSS) started in the 1920s when MYC members were interested in organized sailing education for their children. The informal sailing school operated with a policy of BYOB- Bring Your Own Boat. Don Zinn, Brad Van Ness and Brad Robinson officiated LMSS from a function of the MYC Board of Directors into a separate non-profit organization in 1972. Today, Lake Minnetonka Sailing School is one of the largest sailing schools in the nation with over 800 students enrolling each summer.