In November, Sunrise Banks’ charitable coffee bar, Park Perks, raised $500 for the Park Bugle, the nonprofit community newspaper that is provided free to residents in St. Anthony Park, Como Park, Falcon Heights and Lauderdale. Thanks to Sunrise, for including the Bugle on its charitable giving list.
Each month, Sunrise Banks devotes the profits from its sales at the coffee bar at its Como Avenue branch to designated nonprofit community organizations. December’s Park Perks proceeds will go toward supporting the St. Paul Police Shop With Cops program. Through the program, police officers take children from less fortunate situations holiday shopping.
In January, Park Perks will raise money for the International Institute of Minnesota, 1694 Como Ave. The institute has been helping refugees and immigrants settle in Minnesota for nearly 100 years.