Join DGT™ in our celebration of kindness and generosity!
Our Festival of Giving is a one-of-a-kind event that promotes kindness, service, mindfulness, and community collaboration
DGT's unique community festival will bring together a wide range of Twin Cities families to celebrate kindness and generosity!
For the second year, we are collaborating with a variety of local organizations to offer fun activities focused on “giving back .”
Rain or shine, join us at Nicollet Island Pavilion (an indoor venue) anytime from noon to 4pm.
What a wonderful opportunity to put kindness into action!
Mark yourself “interested” or “going” on our Twin Cities Facebook event page and share with friends. You’ll also be among the first to hear updates! Follow these hashtags on social media: #FestivalOfGiving #DGTfestival #ShareKindness
Festival activities will include:
Hands-on service projects, similar to those offered in our DGT Family Service Fairs. including
Assembling hygiene kits for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities to help those experiencing homelessness
Decorating pillowcases for My Very Own Bed to help children and families transitioning into stable housing
Braiding dog toys for ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation
Packing newborn baby necessities with Second Stork to support newborns and families in need, throughout Minnesota.
Downsizing rice and lentils for individuals visiting the Neighborhood House food markets.
Mindfulness crafts and yoga sessions from Learning Tree Yoga
Giant cooperative kindness-themed art installation
Fun kid-friendly activities like T-shirt printing, music- and art-making, kindness crafts, and a service dog meet & greet
Festival food and drink (e.g. corn dogs, mini donuts, lemonade) available for purchase
Cost: $5/person or $20/family online. (Eventbrite service fees apply. ) No charge for 2 & under.
$8/person at the door ($1 and $2 food tickets sold separately at the event)
What to bring? (Besides excitement to help others)
Bring Socks! Add to our Clothesline of Donated socks: If you can, please bring a pair of new socks (any size) to hang on our community Sock Line. All socks will be donated to Simpson Housing Service.
Bring School Supplies! Help welcome new refugee families from the southern border: If you can, please bring new school supplies (such as reusable water bottles, notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, or backpacks). Donations will be distributed by International Institute of Minnesota.
Bring cash or credit cards for fundraising games, including a Silent Auction of Family Experience Gifts, a Mystery Gift Box game, and more.
Questions? Contact us by email.