Events/ Fundraising

Event Sponsorship

The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center holds annual fundraisers, and offers donors the opportunity to sponsor the events. For example, The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center Fundraiser is held in October and the Alex & Brandon community fundraiser is held in May. Each of these events are attended by community and business leaders and offer unique opportunities for sponsor recognition. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities contact Vicki at 218-828-1216

Create an Event 

Some groups or businesses – large and small - hold events of their own to benefit victims of domestic violence. For example, annual toy drives, children's Christmas parties, wine tastings, golf tournaments and hosted parties – all to benefit the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center.
To inquire about unique event ideas and opportunities contact Vicki  218-828-1216.

Cash for Lunkers- Virtual Fishing Tournament 

The Mid-Minnesota Women's Center Brainerd, Mn.  Established in 1978, our organization is two-fold.  Our Domestic Violence Shelter is a 26 bed facility for individuals fleeing abuse. We offer safe shelter, resources and education for families experiencing Domestic Violence. Our other facility is the Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center. Here we offer supervised visits and monitored child exchanges. This facility was completed and opened in 2000. Alex & Brandon were murdered by their father in 1996 after their mother was denied supervised visitation for the children by a Family Court Judge in Sterns County. Although we are two separate facilities with separate staff, we share the same Executive Director and Board of Directors. We need your help!!!
With Covid-19 (no explanation necessary) we have (like all non-profits) lost all of our planned events and Fundraisers for the year. We have decided to have a Virtual Fundraiser Fishing Tournament. It will take place  Saturday, July 25th Starting at 7:00am and run through Sunday at 1:00pm.  You register on the Fishdonkey app. under MMWC "Cash for Lunkers" tournament. 
PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA!  They have easy instructions and a short video if this is your first time. From the Great Brainerd Lakes... have a great rest of your Day!! :)

Contacts for help or questions-
Tournament Director - Justin Fox 1-651-395-1595  e-mail -
Mid-Minnesota Women's Center/Child Safety Center - Lenora Zino 1-218-537-0588
Fishdonkey - Bonnie Amundson - 1-512-971-1456

Christmas Present Wrapping Fundraiser 

Mid-Minnesota Women's Center is hosting a present wrapping fundraiser every Friday, Saturday and Sunday now until Christmas. Christmas helpers will wrap your presents we have wrapping paper, ribbons, bows. All you have to do is bring your gifts to the Westgate mall and we will wrap them for a freewill donation. All proceeds will directly go to MMWC programs. 

Alex and Brandon Community Fundraiser 
The  annual Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center fundraiser will be May 2nd, 2019 from 5pm - 7pm at Rumbly Hall (707 Laurel Street Brainerd MN 56401.  Contact Linnea at (218) 828-0022 x1004 for more information. 
Join us in Celebrating the businesses, individuals and organizations that have joined in supporting the Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center Community. Volunteers will be throughout the community asking for financial support of the Child Safety Center. On May 2nd, we will all come together to recognize everyone that has donated and celebrate our communities support.  

Luminating Life A Mid-Minnesota Women's Center Fundraiser  

If you are interested being a sponsor at  our Luminating Life Fundraiser please contact Vicki at (218) 828-1216.

Candlelight Vigil 

This event is a tribute to survivors and those we've lost due to domestic violence. One October 2nd 2019 will send candles down the Mississippi river for every life lost in the Femicide report 2018-2019 year to date. There will be a candlelight ceremony and community non-violence pledge. The event is held under the Kiwanis park bridge in Brainerd. If you would like to volunteer at the event please contact Denver at (218) 828-1216.

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