Sunday, November 18, 2012
The students visited Spirit of Hope United Methodist to pack books that Children’s Chance is shipping to Kiev.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- James Warden
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The students visiting from Hopkins’ sister city of Boryspil have done a lot since they traveled to Minnesota from Ukraine. They’ve seen the state’s landmarks, toured major businesses and shadowed local students at Hopkins schools. And on Sunday, they loaded boxes into a shipping container. The boxes weren’t just about manual labor, though. Hopkins nonprofit Children’s Chance is shipping 25,000 books to the Ukraine to help people there learn English. So the Boryspil students sang hymns and listened to the message at the Spirit of Hope United Methodist service in Golden Valley and then loaded 486 boxes into a cargo container destined for Kiev. Children’s Chance has been delivering books to other countries since 1979. It’s made shipments to …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Hopkins welcomes its new sister city of Boryspil.
Hopkins welcomed visitors from Boryspil on Tuesday as residents of the Ukrainian city got an in-depth look at their newly designated sister city. The delegation included a Boryspil city councilman, a student and professor from the Ukrainian National Academy of Public Administration and other Ukrainian government and business leaders. Boryspil is a city of more than 57,000 people in the northern part of the Ukraine that dates to at least the 1100s. The visit continues a “civic engagement” exchange that began when Mayor Gene Maxwell and other Minnesota local government leaders traveled to Boryspil in May. Richard and Irina Fursman—president and vice president, respectively, of executive search firm Brimeyer Fursman—organized the Boryspil …
Friday, September 23, 2011
A delegation from the Ukrainian city will visit Hopkins on Tuesday.
Earlier this year, city officials announced that Hopkins and Boryspil had become sister cities following Mayor Gene Maxwell’s trip to the Ukrainian city. On Tuesday, a delegation from Boryspil will visit Hopkins, tour local facilities and meet with civic organizations and business leaders. Hopkins will also host a “Sister City Celebration” from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm that evening at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The celebration is open to the public and will include a sister cities announcement and ceremony, a short performance by Stages Theatre Company and music by the JT Bates Quartet and Crooked Grass. Tickets are $5 and available at Hopkins City Hall, Driskill’s and Midnite Market. Maxwell was one of nine Twin Cities representatives who …