TDHCD Little Gifts that Give

At TDHCD, we are committed to giving back to our community with our “Little Gifts that Give” program. Below are the stories from each gift.
January 2021

TDHCD invites employees, clients, and the general public to join us in supporting The Food Group – TDHCD will match $1 for each pound of food collected (up to 500 pounds)! Food and cash donations will be collected contact-free at our offices from 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday, 1/11/21 – 2-12/21. To participate virtually and help us achieve our cash drive goal visit Contact us if you or your organization is interested in offering a matching contribution! or (763)398-4504

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September 2020

In September, Kathy Diaby participated in “A Birthday Wish Service Project” through AARP in honor of their founder, Ethel Percy Andrus. During this live, virtual event, participants connected with like-minded volunteers and made cards for seniors isolated by the pandemic.

Learn More about AARP Create the Good Programs
August 2019

In August, TDHCD packed meals at Feed My Starving Children. Feed My Starving Children works to provide meals for those all over the world who do not have the resources in order to provide food for themselves and their children. As a result of the efforts of our group as well as the other groups that volunteered during the session, we were able to pack 33,048 meals which will feed 91 kids for a year.

Learn More Feed My Starving Children
August 2019

In August,  Partner Steve Helle participated in Shoot for Hope in support of TreeHouse, a Minnesota based organization dedicated to helping teens realize their true value since 1979. In addition to an afternoon target shoot competition, supporters participated in a silent auction and raffle at the annual fund raiser.

Learn more about the TreeHouse mission
January 2019

In January, TDHCD made sandwiches that benefited The Sandwich Project. The Sandwich Project is a Minneapolis based charity committed to feeding the less fortunate in Minneapolis and the surrounding area. Through generous donations and the help of volunteers, they deliver sandwiches to individuals or organizations that need assistance.

Learn More About The Sandwich Project MN
December 2018

In December, TDHCD partnered with the Ronald McDonald House and their Cooks for Kids program. The Ronald McDonald House works to provide a home away from home for kids who are going through medical issues and their families. As part of this program, TDHCD was able to serve meals to over 50 people.

Learn more about Cooks for Kids


September 2018

Partner Mike Condon participated in the 23rd annual LifeSource Golf Classic Tournament and Silent Auction. We are proud to be a part of this event, which brought together almost 230 golfers and 50 volunteers, and raised over $150,000! This will benefit our community by educating and developing support for organ, eye and tissue donations.

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July 2018

This month, Partner Steve Helle participated in the annual GEN Children’s Charity Open Golf Tournament and Silent Auction. GEN Financial Management Inc. and Banyan Community partnered up for this event, which provides funding and support for youth, family, and community development in the Phillips neighborhood.

Learn more about GEN Financial Management Inc.
Learn more about Banyan Community
March 2018

In March, TDHCD made a generous donation to the Habitat for Humanity organization. Habitat for Humanity partners with people in communities all over the world to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

Learn More About Habitat for Humanity
February 2018

In February, Partner Kathy Diaby attended the annual Healing Haiti Sweetheart Ball,  a Valentine’s Event benefiting the Healing Haiti Organization. The sold-out event was held at The Depot in Minneapolis this year. In addition to attending the annual Sweetheart Ball, TDHCD donates to Healing Haiti in support of their mission work throughout the year.

Learn more about Healing Haiti
December 2017

In December, TDHCD made a generous donation benefiting Healing Haiti, a faith-centered organization devoted to supporting the people of Haiti. This organization offers life-changing experiences for those who want to make a difference in this world. Through their mission, they seek to build relationships and improve the lives of all Haitians through programs consisting of job creation, caring for the elderly, creating a positive environment for the orphans of Haiti, and so much more.

Learn More About Healing Haiti
November 2017

A group of TDHCD team members cooked and served a meal for the Ronald McDonald House “Cooks for Kids” program.
The Ronald McDonald House strives to provide a supportive environment for children and their families. They exist to create a world where all children have access to medical care and their families are supported and actively involved in their children’s care. The “Cooks for Kids” program helps lessen the burden on families by volunteers purchasing, preparing and serving meals to the families.

Learn more about the Ronald McDonald House
October 2017

In October, as a group, TDHCD supported the American Red Cross relief for hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers to provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Learn More About American Red Cross Hurricane Relief
August 2017

In August, Partner Steve Helle supported the Shoot for Hope for the TreeHouse foundation. TreeHouse was founded in 1979 to reach every at-risk teen so they are loved, feel hope and transform their lives. TreeHouse works to provide one-on-one mentoring, support groups, mediations, retreats, and service projects for teens to help them realize their full potential.

Learn more about the TreeHouse Foundation
July 2017

In July, TDHCD had a sandwich race to support The Sandwich Project. The Sandwich Project was established with a goal of eliminating hunger in Minneapolis. Originally, the organization started out as a few people trying to make a difference and provide 150 homeless people meals as many times of the week as possible. Through the help of their volunteers and partners, it has turned in to a grassroots movement to eradicate hunger. They currently feed 4,500 people a week. As a group, we were able to provide 250 sandwiches to those in need.

Learn More About The Sandwich Project MN
May 2017

TDHCD is proud to sponsor The Autism 5K Walk/Run again this year. The Autism 5k averages approximately 1500 participants annually, evenly split between walkers and runners. Many groups participate in support of a particular family member, a cause, org or workplace. Others participate to compete in a certified 5K or just to enjoy a nice run or walk around Lake Calhoun. 2017 Autism 5K race proceeds will benefit local families affected by autism as well as research and is to be distributed through the nonprofit which runs this event, Children with Autism Deserve Education (C.A.D.E.) via grants.

Learn more about the 5k Run / Walk 2017
February 2017

In February, Partner Rachel Peters and Manager Joe Berndt attended the 5th Annual Healing Haiti Sweetheart Ball, a Valentine’s event in memory of Alyn Shannon, co-founder of Healing Haiti, benefiting Healing Haiti. Healing Haiti is a Christian mission organization offering short-term mission work opportunities in Haiti. They offer life-changing experiences for those who want to make a difference in this world. They believe the world is a better place when families are strengthened. They seek to share their faith with those they meet in Haiti. This year’s Sweetheart Ball was a huge success with over 500 people in attendance! Watch the video below to see a recap of this amazing event.

Watch the Sweetheart Ball recap video
Learn more about Healing Haiti
January 2017

In January, our managing partner, Kathy Diaby, went with 18 other donors with her children’s charity “Share a Care for Africa” to the village of Medina Wandifa in Senegal, West Africa for the inauguration of the school the charity recently built there.  They also delivered school supplies donated by Target Corporation™ and distributed used sports uniforms, collected through Edina High School and Edina Basketball Association,  to 32 elementary schools, 16 middle schools and 4 high schools, whose representatives came to Medina Wandifa from other villages in the region to collect them.

After a trip to Africa in 2011, Nia, Mariam and Sirah Diaby were surprised to learn that the village school children had to walk clear across the village to get a drink of water at lunchtime.  So they decided to raise the money to build a well on the school grounds.  From that, their charity, “Share a Care for Africa”, was born.  Each year since, they complete a project which helps village children concentrate on learning rather than worrying about the basic necessities that children in the United States take for granted.  How big a project depends on how many donations they are able to secure.

If you would like to further the efforts of Share a Care for Africa, a charity with currently no website (on 11-year old Sirah’s girl scout project list) but zero overhead, you can send your tax deductible donations to:

Share A Care For Africa
4515 Sedum Lane
Edina, MN  55435

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Learn more Edina Basketball
December 2016

Partner Steve Thoresen’s Mother (Averyl Thoresen) died of Leukemia, in honor of her we have made a generous donation to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.The Leukemia and Lumphoma Society (LLS) is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.  The mission of LLS is: Cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.

Learn More About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
November 2016

As a group, TDHCD attended Cooks for kids (CFK) in November at the Ronald McDonald house to provide “a home-away-from-home” cooked meal for families. Cooks for Kids groups who plan, purchase, prepare and serve meals at each of our locations every day of the year, helping serve over 5,000 families a year. The Cooks for Kids volunteer opportunity is available at all of our locations, every day of the year. 

Learn more about Cooks for Kids


October  2016

In October, TDHCD supported The Sandwich Project. The Sandwich Project was established with a goal of eliminating hunger in Minneapolis. Originally, the organization started out as a few people trying to make a difference and provide 150 homeless people meals as many times of the week as possible. Through the help of their volunteers and partners, it has turned in to a grassroots movement to eradicate hunger. They currently feed 4,500 people a week.

Learn More about The Sandwich Project
September 2016

In September, Partner Mike Condon supported the LifeSource Golf Classic. The golf classic is held in memory of Terri Opp, who was a young woman who died while waiting for a heart transplant. The event was started by the friends and family of Terri Opp, and has raised $1.72 million since 1995 to support education about donation and transplantation in her memory.

Learn more about LifeSource
Read more about Terri Opp’s Story

August 2016

In August, Partner Steve Helle supported the Shoot for Hope for the TreeHouse foundation. The vision of TreeHouse is to reach every at-risk teen so they are loved, feel hope and realize life transformation. To accomplish this vision, they seek to fulfill their mission to bring living hope to hurting youth and families leading to life transformation. 

Learn More about TreeHouse Youth 
July 2016

In July, Partner Steve Helle supported the group BestPrep at Gen Children’s Charity Open. This year, BestPrep celebrates 40 years of connecting students and educators with business resources. Over the course of four decades, 1.5 million students have been impacted by BestPrep’s educational programs, gaining tools for success in school and life. The GEN Children’s Charity Open will raise money to provide an opportunity for low income youth to attend BestPrep’s Minnesota Business Venture.

Learn more about GEN Children’s Charity 2016 Golf Tournament
Learn more about BestPrep
June 2016

In June, Partner Mike Condon supported the group The Miracle League of Minnesota at their Annual Cigars and Baseball charitable event.  All profits from this event benefit The Miracle League of Minnesota which provides opportunities for children between the ages of 4-19 with disabilities, to play Miracle League baseball, regardless of ability.  All they need, is an opportunity to be believed in, to create joy for this great game, and a moment for a kid to be a player, when most often, never given the chance.

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May 2016

Partner Rachel Peters supported Liam’s Lighthouse Foundation through Team Pat’s Posse, whose mission is to raise awareness and money for research and finding a cure for Histiocytosis. Rachel became aware of this organization when a friend’s husband was diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). HLH is a disorder of the immune system in which too many infection-fighting cells are produced and activated, causing damage to organs. While rare, HLH is rapidly fatal. However, with prompt and accurate diagnosis and timely treatment, a cure is possible. Please visit the following sites to learn more about Pat’s Posse and Histiocytosis.

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March 2016

In March, Partner Kathy Diaby supported the group Multiple Connections of Golden Valley at their Annual Benefit Raffle.  The money raised this year went to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, an organization near and dear to Kathy’s heart, as her mother passed away from pancreatic cancer in 1999, before any major research headway was made toward the detection and cure of this silent killer.

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