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Another pillow fight victory
 Wow…you did it! We beat our last year’s Pillow Fight total again – by 149 pillows for a grand total of 11,520 pillows. Your generosity is awesome!

Most pillows collected:
- Hudson office – 3,069 pillows

Most pillows collected per person
- Hudson office – 118 pillows per person

Most improved pillow count percentage
1. Stillwater
2. North Metro
3. Crocus Hill

Offices that collected 500 or more pillows!
- Hudson, 3069 pillows
- Woodbury, 1102 pillows
- Minneapolis Lakes, 1078 pillows
- Stillwater, 1061 pillows
- Edina Regional, 627 pillows
- Burnet Title, 560 pillows
- Wayzata, 514 pillows

Than you for donating pillows for Bridging, Inc. We couldn’t have done it without YOU! Since we’ve started this Pillow Fight seven years ago, we’ve donated 53,022 pillows to Bridging – that’s amazing!

St. Cloud Office donates to veterans' housing program
The St. Cloud office gave a $1,000 charitable contribution check to the Al Loehr Housing for Veterans and Community Studio Apartments, a Catholic Charities St. Cloud facility. Lana Faber, program coordinator at Catholic Charities St. Cloud, accepted the check along with 45 pillows from the office’s Pillow Fight drive. The pillows will be shared with the Al Loehr Housing for Veterans program, DOMUS House and Emily’s Place, all housing-related services associated with St. Cloud Catholic Charities. Click here to read the Lana Faber’s letter of thanks.

The office donated its remaining 71 pillows to the St. Cloud Salvation Army's 69-bed, emergency shelter. A big thank you to all the agents and employees for their generosity and giving spirit, which made these donations possible.

White Bear Lake Office Helps Seniors with Yard Cleanup
Fourteen agents from the White Bear Lake office partnered with Northeast Youth and Family Services to help in its Annual Senior Yard Clean-up for deserving seniors who have requested assistance with outside work. This year the office helped two homeowners rake, mow and blow leaves, put away patio furniture, etc. Office staff helped to organize the effort.

Says Chuck Stout, branch manager of the White Bear Lake office, “This is the fourth year we’ve participated, and it’s a very fun event for our office. We know how important it is to many older adults to remain living in their own homes, so we’re happy to be able to help them do that by handling some of the heavier outdoor chores.”

Hudson Office Serves Dinner at Grace Place
The Hudson office gathered at Grace Place to serve dinner to almost 40 people who need a place to sleep. Grace Place, offers shelter to families and single individuals in the St. Croix River Valley, including residents of St. Croix, Pierce and Polk Counties. Agents, friends and families helped to make a big batch of delicious chili and served it with garlic bread and bars for dessert. Grace Place is the Hudson office’s Foundation partner and the beneficiary of its yearly grant.

“This outreach effort is so worthwhile and took less than two hours, so it doesn’t take a lot of time to make a difference,” says Sara Nielsen. “Grace Place is so grateful for the contribution. I’m hoping we serve another dinner soon and get even more agents involved!”

Apple Valley Office Hosts Indoor Trick or Treating
October 28, 2017
The Apple Valley office hosted a trick or treating Event on Saturday, October 28, which was a wonderful success. Sales associates decorated the office with a Superhero theme and invited clients to bring their kids for indoor trick or treating. Guests were invited to contribute bedding and linens to support charitable partner Bridging and the many clients it serves.

Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation Check Presentation
January 5, 2016
Each year the Coldwell Banker Burnet gives $1,000 to our Foundation partners. Each office picks a partner. The office does volunteer work at their partner and supports them throughout the year. The photos are a presentation of the money to the Foundation partner.
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Hudson Office Serves Dinner at Ronald McDonald Family Room
January, 2016
A group from our Hudson office served dinner at RM Family Room at Children's Hospital in St. Paul last night and they LOVED IT!

Challenge to Give Charity Golf Tournament August 5, 2015
Thanks to all who supported the Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation Charity Golf Challenge at Majestic Oaks Golf Club. We had a fun-filled day of golfing, with amazing weather, entertainment, prizes and a fabulous BBQ dinner. The donation of over 65 silent auction items brought in over $10,000 and overall the Foundation event raised over $32,000, a tournament record. The proceeds benefit our Foundation partners.
A special thank you to all volunteers who made this such a special event.
We’d also like to recognize tournament sponsors for their support of the Foundation. Thank you to our tournament sponsors.
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Wayzata Office Volunteers for Cooks for Kids
April, 2015
The Wayzata office volunteered their time to Ronald McDonald House at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital by serving meals during Cooks for Kids. They cooked and served meals for families staying at the House. It’s one less worry families have during their stay.

Pillow Fight Challenge!
March 17, 2015
Congratulations! We did it! An amazing 7,070 pillows were collected for Bridging. That’s 2,020 above last year’s totals. Thank you to all who helped exceed the goal and know that we have aided local families to have a good night’s rest.
Find an office near you at www.CBBurnet.com. #CBBPillowFight.
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WhirlyBall was a Success!
March 18, 2015

11 teams participated in the double elimination WhirlyBall Competition. The final battle for 1st place was between the Woodbury office: Dave Rakowczyk, Ron Toft, Brian Bolier Tom Lehman and Jim Johnson and the Plymouth office: Patrick Morgan, Michelle Skott Morgan, Julie Voshel, Gary Wichterman and Derek Schansberg. It was a tough battle but Plymouth was the victor! They are 1st to have the Traveling Trophy.
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Bedrace for Bridging was a Thrill, March 7, 2015
The Lumberjacks and the Bed Bugs made a repeat appearance at the 17th Annual Bedrace for Bridging. Thanks to everyone who participated in this event to benefit Bridging. Teams from Apple Valley, Stillwater, Highland Park, North Metro, Woodbury and Minneapolis Parkway competed against other teams who dressed in costume and raced down Buck Hill on mattresses. All created awareness for our Foundation partner, Bridging which helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty.
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White Bear Lake Office Volunteers for Cooks for Kids
March 6, 2015
The White Bear Lake office donated their time to Ronald McDonald House by serving meals during Cooks for Kids on March 6. They cooked and served meals for families staying at the House. It’s one less worry families have during their stay.
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Coldwell Banker Burnet Offices Donate to
Local Foundation Partners
The Stillwater office proudly presented a check for $1,000 to its Foundation partner, Valley Outreach.
The Edina Regional office, proudly presented a check for $2,000 to its Foundation partner, Angel Foundation.
CommonBond Communities was the recipient of $1,000 from the Minneapolis Lakes office.
White Bear Lake office graciously presented a $500 Foundation grant to both Solid Ground and Northeast Residence, Inc.
The Eden Prairie office proudly presented a check for $1,000 to Families Moving Forward. View Event Photos...

Minneapolis Lakes Helps CommonBond Communities,
December, 2014
The Minneapolis Lakes office proudly presented a check for $1,000 to its Foundation partner, CommonBond Communities.

CommonBond builds stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities. As the largest nonprofit provider of affordable homes in the Upper Midwest, CommonBond has been building and sustaining homes with services to families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities since 1971 and is considered a national leader and innovator in the affordable housing and community development field.
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The Hudson Office Gives to Grace Place, November, 2014
The Hudson office presented a check for $2,653.80 to its Foundation partner, Grace Place. This was the result of funds raised from their office garage sale, which also included a $1,000 donation from the Foundation.

Grace Place provides a temporary shelter to homeless individuals and families residing in the St. Croix River Valley. Grace Place Shelter’s goal is to promote self-sufficiency by providing a safe and secure environment, while giving guidance to promote independence. Grace Place’s programs empower residents to become self-sufficient individuals and families to become independent.
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Fish House Frenzy, October 17-18, 2014
Thanks to all who came out to support Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation Partner, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, at their Fish House Frenzy on October 17. Participants helped to build a fish house. The event raised nearly $50,000.

Foundation's 1st Annual Motorcycle Ride Creates Awareness
September 27, 2014

Participants cruised on a 150-mile motorcycle ride through scenic Wisconsin and Minnesota for the Foundation. 28 riders came out on Saturday, September 27 to support the Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation. The day started at Coldwell Banker Burnet’s Hudson office where riders went south on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi. They then crossed over into Red Wing and went west going through the historic towns of Cannon Falls, Northfield and New Prague. At Henderson they crossed the Minnesota River to end at Cuzzy’s Brick House in Chaska. Thanks to all who participated and “let the good times roll!”
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Hudson Office Hosts Foundation Garage Sale
September 5, 2014
The Hudson office’s Foundation Garage Sale was a success, raising over $1600 to benefit St Croix County Salvation Army’s Grace Place. When people found out it would benefit Grace Place, they often said “keep the change.” Thank you to everyone who donated their time or items and to all the generous supporters!
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Grace Place provides a temporary shelter to homeless individuals and families residing in the St. Croix River Valley. Grace Place’s goal is to promote self-sufficiency by providing a safe and secure environment, while giving guidance to promote independence.

Challenge to Give - Charity Golf Challenge, August 6, 2014
Thanks to all who supported the Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation Charity Golf Challenge at Majestic Oaks Golf Club. We had a fun-filled day of golfing, entertainment, prizes and a fabulous BBQ dinner. The proceeds benefit our Foundation partners. Through the generosity of our customers, sponsors, sales associates and staff, our Foundation event raised $28,500 for our partners who help those in need.

A special thank you to all the Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation Advisory Council members who made this such a special event. We’d also like to recognize sponsors for their support of the Foundation though donations of goody bag prizes and silent auctions items. Many thanks to our sales staff and sales associates, and our real estate partners for their generosity and for going above and beyond with donating more than 65 amazing silent auction items.

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The Dakota County/Eagan Office Volunteered at Ronald McDonald Houses' Cooks for Kids Program, March - June 2014
Coldwell Banker Burnet offices regularly volunteer their time for the Ronald McDonald Houses’ Cooks for Kids program. They cooked and served meals for families staying at the House. It’s one less worry families have during their stay. That make 4 months in a row the Dakota Office has cooked dinner for the kids. We have another group forming to cook in July too! View Event Photos...

A Record Breaking 5,050 Pillows Collected for Bridging
March 2014
Thank you for all your efforts in collecting and donating 5,050 pillows to benefit our Foundation partner, Bridging, who is able to give one pillow to each person as opposed to one per bed. Our pillows will give Bridging a 22 week supply to serve its families! Congratulations to the Coldwell Banker Burnet Eden Prairie and Hudson offices who collected the most pillows. Click here to watch the video.
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Bedrace for Bridging, March 1, 2014
Lumberjacks to bed bugs, The 16th Annual Bedrace for Bridging was a hit despite the cold temps! Thanks to everyone who came and participated in this event to benefit Bridging. We had teams from Crocus Hill, Dakota County/Eagan, Stillwater, Apple Valley, Minneapolis Parkway, Highland Park, Minneapolis Lakes, Woodbury, Apple Valley and Wayzata who dressed-up and raced down Buck Hill on mattresses. All created awareness for our Foundation partner, Bridging which helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty. Learn More...

Coldwell Banker Burnet’s Desrochers Team Raises $1,200 To Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® – Upper Midwest, October 6, 2013
The Desrochers Team hosted their annual client appreciation party and charity fundraiser at Minnetonka Orchards in Minnetrista on October 6. Ronald McDonald House Charities® – Upper Midwest was selected as their charity of choice. Through generous donations from guests, more than $1,200 was raised. In addition, families and friends were invited to take part in an afternoon of fun-filled events.

“We are thrilled to be able to thank our past and present clients for their support,” said Julie and Daniel Desrochers. “Most importantly, we are committed to giving back to the community in which we serve.” Learn More...

Challenge to Give – Charity Golf Challenge, August 7, 2013
Thank you to all those who showed their support at the Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation Golf Challenge at Majestic Oaks on August 7. Through the generosity of our customers, sponsors, sales associates and staff, our Foundation event raised $25,000 for our partners who help those in need. We surpassed last year's $21,000.

We had the most beautiful day ever. It was an event to remember with great golf, raffle prizes, silent auction, dinner and entertainment. This event would not have been possible without the hard work of the many people who volunteered their time and expertise, and the generous people who purchased sponsorships and donated auction items. Thank you to each of our offices for their silent auction donations, and thank you to other individual donors including our customers and friends.

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The Eden Prairie Office Volunteered at Ronald McDonald Houses' Cooks for Kids Program
The Eden Prairie office had a great time serving families at the Ronald McDonald House. Having one less worry (a decision on where to eat dinner) is a valuable benefit to families who are focusing all of their energies on their sick child. After a long and often exhausting day at the hospital, families look forward to coming into the House for a "homeaway-from-home," cooked meal.
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The Hudson Office Hosted a Bake Sale for Grace Place
The Hudson office selected the Salvation Army’s Grace Place as their Foundation Partner and kicked-off their partnership by hosting a bake sale that raised $250. Grace Place is a safe, temporary shelter to homeless individuals and families in St. Croix River Valley. “It was cool when people would buy $10 worth of baked goods, hand me a twenty dollar bill and say ‘Keep the change’,” said Sara Nielsen, Coldwell Banker Burnet-Hudson agent.

Pillow Drive Breaks Last Year's Record!
4,540 pillows collected for Bridging

Thank you for all your efforts in collecting and donating pillows to benefit Bridging. Because of your support, the Foundation is happy to be donating 4,540 pillows! Through your generosity, Bridging is able to give one pillow to each person. Bridging serves over 75 local households each week. A special thank you goes to the My Pillow company who matched 2 pillows for every 1 pillow that the Carver County office collected. Learn More...

Bedrace for Bridging is a Success!
Congratulations to the Apple Valley office's "Blue Streak" team who came in 5th place out of 120 teams at the 15th Annual Bedrace for Bridging that took place on March 2. Thanks to all our Coldwell Banker Burnet teams from Carver County, Minneapolis Parkway, Hudson/Stillwater, Highland Park, Woodbury, Corporate IT, Crocus Hill and Eden Prairie who dressed-up and raced down Buck Hill on mattresses. All created awareness for our Foundation partner, Bridging which helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty. This year we helped to contribute to the $80,000 raised for this amazing organization.
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Agents Volunteered at Ronald McDonald Houses'
Cooks for Kids Program

Coldwell Banker Burnet's North Metro, Crocus Hill, Hudson and Highland Park offices recently volunteered at Ronald McDonald Houses' Cooks for Kids program. They cooked and served meals to families staying at the House. Learn More...