Collecting Instruments

Do you have a band or orchestra instrument gathering dust in your basement? If so, there may well be an Edina 5th grader who could use it! Through a partnership with Edina band directors, we can take your old instrument and put in in the hands of an aspiring musician. We’ll be collecting the instruments from April through June. Please

Driver’s Ed Classes

Driver’s Ed Driver’s Ed classes through Edina Community Education offer students so much more than the opportunity to learn how to drive. Getting a driver’s license removes a transportation barrier that allows students to access great life and learning opportunities. Edina Give and Go partners with Edina Community Education to provide up to $362.50 towards the tuition for driving instruction for

Basketball Club

One of the many after school clubs at both Edina middle schools is the basketball club, and we are thrilled to have unlocked an opportunity for a middle school student to participate. This winter, this student will be learning valuable athletic and team building skills as well as enjoying a safe and well supervised after school activity. Please GIVE so other

Acting Academy

Because of your generous support, Edina Give and Go has unlocked an opportunity for an Edina elementary student to participate in a Community Education acting class. This student is making friends, becoming more confident, and learning the valuable skill of public speaking all while having fun in a safe after school environment. Break a leg!

Chess Club

Recently, we’ve had 5 elementary students request funds to help them sign up for chess club after school. As Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1786 in The Morals of Chess: “The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so

Piano Lessons

Playing the piano has been shown to improve math skills, emotional health, and coordination in students who take lessons. However, lessons can be cost-prohibitive for some Edina families. Edina Give and Go was thrilled to grant an Edina elementary student funds to take lessons after school. This child is so excited about playing the piano! Won’t you give so that other

Instruments for All

The band and orchestra programs at Edina Public Schools have long had a program where students who experience financial need could rent an instrument for a fee ranging from $50 to $100 per year. This fee was traditionally waived for students who receive free and reduced price lunch. However, over the years, the fund that was used to cover the fees began to run

Orchestra Instruments

Playing in the orchestra has many benefits for the mind, body, and soul, but instruments are expensive! Often, students in need are able to rent an instrument from the schools. However, sometimes, the needed instrument is not available. Edina Give and Go was proud to be asked to help with payments on an orchestra instrument recently. We hope that the

Cheerleading

Go Hornets! Several girls are participating in cheerleading this fall with the help of Edina Give and Go. Not only does cheerleading promote school spirit, it also provides exercise, camaraderie, and a sense of pride in their school. However, uniforms and team fees are expensive! Right here in Edina, some students need a little help in order to participate. Please GIVE so

Edina Yearbooks

Are you able to help a student purchase a yearbook? Do you remember the joy of getting your yearbook signed at the end of the school year? Imagine how it might feel to be one of the only students who doesn’t have one. Yearbooks are an expensive “extra” and as such, are something that several Edina students would not be

Robotics Olympics

This fall, Edina Give and Go helped an Edina elementary student sign up for Robotics Olympics after school. This student will get to design and program robots to compete in simulated Olympic events such as a sprinting in a race, throwing a basketball, and shooting a puck into a hockey goal. This student and others will use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles