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In the Spirit of Giving

December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019

Christmas lights on a tree

In the Spirit of Giving

As a part of the holiday season Grand Marais businesses want to take the time to acknowledge that the Spirit of Giving is about more than toys under the Christmas Tree. 12% of Cook County residents struggle with food insecurity, so raising funds to support the Cook County Food Shelf is critical. Please help support this need as you’re shopping in Grand Marais and dining in area restaurants by providing a donation. In recognition of your generosity, your name will be written on a locally handcrafted golden star to be displayed in windows throughout the community–a beacon for those who are in need over the holidays. Look for posters and signs to guide you toward participating locations.

When Giving Is All We Have
Alberto Rios

One river gives
Its journey to the next

We give because someone gave to us.
We give because nobody gave to us.

We give because giving has changed us.
We give because giving could have changed us.

We have been better for it,
We have been wounded by it–

Giving has many faces; It is loud and quiet,
Big, though small, diamond in wood-nails

Its story is old, the plot worn and the pages too,
But we read this book, anyway, over and again:

Giving is, first and every time, hand to hand,
Mine to yours, yours to mine.

You gave me blue and I gave you yellow.
Together we are simple green. You gave me

What you did not have, and I gave you
What I had to give–together we made

Something greater from the difference.


December 6, 2019
December 7, 2019
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Downtown Grand Marais
City Hall 15 N. Broadway
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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