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$1,500 wine collection up for auction at Ruby Gala

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A collection of wine compiled and donated by Roger and Carmen Smith will be up during the live auction. The collection features four half cases (six bottles each for 24 bottles), including two of French wine, one of California wine and a third of Peninsula red wines from southern Europe. The collection features an additional two magnums […]

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Foster parents: EVOLVE classes helped us prepare

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We found a common theme from talking with families at a recent Foster Care Family Picnic: Our foster parents have found many benefits from EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services’ training and classes.   “I really enjoyed them,” said Cathy, a foster mother. “I thought they were wonderful, very informative.”  We chatted with foster parents at the Sept. 9, 2017, picnic at Cliff […]

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Ruby Gala to celebrate 40 years of EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services

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EVOLVE Ruby Gala ~ There’s no place like home. Click here to register to attend EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services invites you to join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary through the Ruby Gala from 5:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, October 2017, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St. Minneapolis, MN.   Here’s everything you need to know:   […]

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4th Kickball 4 A Cause draws 8 teams

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It was a beautiful sunny day at Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Complex, where Kickball 4 A Cause hosted its fourth event on Saturday, August 19. Eight teams competed in the double elimination tournament. Best team name was awarded to Marissa Kuehn’s team, 2 Legit 2 Kick. The same team went on to win the tournament […]

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EVOLVE workers headed to Philippines for conference

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Click here to donate to help our workers go to the Philippines and bring gifts to two orphanages. Two EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services employees are traveling to Manila for the 14th Philippine Global Consultation on Child Welfare Services from Sept. 6 to 8. Lyla Omernik and Whitney Ryan will attend the conference and will also visit two orphanages in the Philippines on Sept. […]

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Staff Spotlight: Jason Schoonover

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Staff Spotlight:   Meet: Jason Schoonover, communication specialist at EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services  About Jason:   I love telling stories.   That’s one reason I’m excited to be one of the newest staff member here at EVOLVE, where I’ll be tasked with bringing our story and your stories to our friends and partners. I come with a […]

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EVOLVE partners to boost baby safety

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EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services is partnering with Babies Need Boxes to help ensure our families and neighbors utilize safe infant sleeping practices. EVOLVE’s Stillwater and St. Paul officers will serve as a distribution site for the nonprofit Babies Need Boxes, which provides free cardboard boxes that serve as a safe sleeper for babies. The […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lia and Kaylee Zimmerman

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  Lia and Kaylee Zimmerman were hard at work at EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services’ Stillwater office recently. Kaylee donned gloves and helped her mom pull weeds as Lia helped print EVOLVE’s newsletter. These two girls adopted through what’s now EVOLVE and stopped back to help out after each feeling the call to volunteer. Kaylee, […]

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services is excited to announce our 40th Anniversary and an opportunity to participate by sponsoring our fundraising events. Families FORE Kids Golf Tournament, in its 7th year, will be Monday, May 22, 2017 at the beautiful, private Hillcrest Country Club in Saint Paul. Friday, October 27, 2017 we will host our […]

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Kids and Families Meet the Vikings

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On December 2, some of the children and families connected to EVOLVE, Crossroads, or HOPE were given the opportunity to hang out with some of the Vikings’ players, cheerleaders, and staff at the annual Vikings Adoption Family Fun Fest. Rick Spielman, General Manager for the Vikings, and Rob Brezinski, Executive Vice President of Football Operations, […]

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