Give back to CROSS at ‘Girls Night Out’ in Maple Grove

CROSS will be collecting food for individuals and families in need in the communities of Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers and west Champlin during The Woods of Maple Grove Girls Night Out event 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (Photo courtesy of CROSS Services)
CROSS will be collecting food for individuals and families in need in the communities of Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers and west Champlin during The Woods of Maple Grove Girls Night Out event 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. (Photo courtesy of CROSS Services)

CROSS Services and The Woods of Maple Grove are partnering for a Girls Night Out event 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, to help local individuals and families in need.

Community members can lend their support to CROSS during several Girls Night Out activities at The Woods in Maple Grove, located at 15825 95th Ave. N. Bring a food donation or monetary donation for CROSS Services and receive a free “swag” bag with items from The Woods and other area businesses. Donate to CROSS at the event and attendees can participate in a wine tasting from Woodland Hill Winery in Delano.

CROSS, a non-profit organization, serves families and individuals in need living in the communities of Maple Grove, Corcoran, Dayton, Osseo, Rogers and west Champlin.

Get holiday floral and decorating ideas from Maria Donato of Donato’s Floral and designer Eric Sperling 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, during the Girls Night Out event at The Woods in Maple Grove while contributing to local nonprofit, CROSS, with a food or monetary donation to help those in need in the community. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Weber, The Woods)
Get holiday floral and decorating ideas from Maria Donato of Donato’s Floral and designer Eric Sperling 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, during the Girls Night Out event at The Woods in Maple Grove while contributing to local nonprofit, CROSS, with a food or monetary donation to help those in need in the community. (Photo courtesy of Melanie Weber, The Woods)

“It’s a great way to sample some of the goods and services of our community while supporting an organization like CROSS that helps out their neighbors,” The Woods owner Dave Looney said. “We believe in their mission to the community and have also enjoyed partnering with them on past projects.”

Girls Night Out, according to Looney, provides a night out of “shopping, a little wine tasting, a lot of free stuff, and for a great cause.”

Additional activities throughout the evening include decorating ideas with designers Eric Sperling and Maria Donato of Donato’s Floral in Maple Grove starting at 6:30 p.m., free hand massages, drawings, food demonstrations, and more. Local guitarist David Grams will be providing music during the event.

“We are grateful we are to have such supportive partners in the community, such as The Woods. As more new families come to CROSS each month, we know there is still much work to be done in our community to help struggling people and we can’t do it alone,” said CROSS Executive Director Elizabeth Johnson.

CROSS Services provides food, clothing, seasonal children’s programs, limited financial assistance, and Meals on Wheels to individuals and families living in the communities of Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers and west Champlin. Based in Rogers, CROSS has been operating for nearly four decades and serves more than 600 families each month. For more information, contact CROSS at 763-425-1050 or visit the website at www.CROSSservices.org.