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Community Members Votes Select White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf and H2O for Life to Receive GoodThings Shop-Give-Local Donations
White Bear Lake, Minn. (Nov. 9, 2018)—In celebration and support of local organizations that do good, GoodThings this summer asked community members to vote for two favorite local non-profits during GoodThings’ Shop-Give-Local community campaign. Final votes were tallied this past month and the two top-voted charities, White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf and H2O for Life, were each presented with a $500 donation.
“We’re committed to supporting the organizations that make good things happen in our community,” said GoodThings owner Tyler Conrad. “GoodThings has been a part of downtown White Bear Lake for 45 years, so we’re proud to help give back to the community that’s given so much to us.”
“On any given month, more than 600 families receive food and support from the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf. Every dollar donated to the food shelf yields up to $8 worth of
Food for those in need. GoodThings’s donation will provide up to $4,000 worth of healthy food for our neighbors,” said Andréa Kish-Bailey, executive director for the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf.
“H2O for Life gives teachers the tools they need to introduce a classroom service learning project that
inspires youth to become global citizens,” said Nick Coughlin, director of communications at H2O for Life. “The water crisis is more relevant than ever, not only globally, but locally. GoodThings’s donation will help us engage more schools in the effort to make a positive impact.”

About GoodThings:
Founded in 1973, GoodThings is a multi-store, family-owned retailer that operates GoodThings, GoodThings Clothing and GoodThings Kids with locations in White Bear Lake and Maple Grove. Focusing on finding trends before they appear in the mass market, GoodThings strives to ensure the purchases its customers make are treasured for a lifetime. GoodThings stores are home to trendy and classic women’s clothing, jewelry, gifts, home goods, unique toys and wearables for children. For more information, visit