Current Projects

Automated External Defibrillators in North Oaks
It is impossible to predict when cardiac arrest will happen to someone, but wouldn't it be great if we were prepared to deal with that in our community? The North Oaks Community Foundation (NOCF) is investigating buying Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for the City and placing them in areas where groups of people tend to congregate. Today there is an AED at 100 Village Center Drive just outside the community meeting room. That is the only AED in North Oaks.

Another area that could use an AED is the West Rec building area. A lot of sports teams practice there year-round, other groups will use the new building for private events, and the annual Community Fair takes place there. There are other areas that might benefit from having an AED, as well.

The NOCF is interested in raising funds to purchase AEDs for locations that might benefit from having an AED. The Foundation will work with NOHOA to determine how many AEDs would be appropriate and where they should be placed. It is especially important to note that having AEDs available in the community would help people respond to a cardiac arrest situation before paramedics arrive. Every minute makes a difference. These days AEDs are easy to use and work on both children and adults. They would give non-medical people verbal instructions about how to use them. Training would also be available once AEDs have been purchased.

Some communities have become "Heart Safe." That means that they have tried to prevent a death from sudden cardiac arrest by involving members of their community. They have bought AEDs and placed them where people get together, and have focused on educating people about how to perform CPR. These cities have applied for the Heart Safe designation from the Minnesota Department of Health and the American Heart Association. Some of our neighboring cities are Heart Safe. They include White Bear Lake, Mahtomedi, Fridley, and New Brighton.

If you are interested in contributing to buying AEDs for North Oaks, please send a check to the NOCF, 100 Village Center Drive, Suite 240, North Oaks, MN 55127. Your donation to the Foundation is tax deductible. If you have any questions or comments, please contact NOCF at  NOCF2014@aol.com

Current Projects

Raising Funds for "A Playground for Everyone" at Turtle Lake Elementary School
Turtle Lake Elementary School is trying to set another standard of excellence with its "A Playground for Everyone" project. This playground will provide a barrier-free play experience for all families and will be the first of its kind in the northern metroplex. The playground project embodies the importance of inclusion and diversity and enhances the quality of life for an entire community. It is another way to extend the school's standard of excellence within the walls of the classroom to the outdoors. Learn More »

Donations can be made by sending checks to the Foundation at the address below or donating on PayPal »

    Donations for this project can be mailed to:
  • North Oaks Community Foundation
  • 100 Village Drive Suite 240
  • North Oaks, Minnesota 55127

Checks should be made out to the North Oaks Community Foundation and may be designated for the Turtle Lake Playground project. Gifts are tax deductible.

NOCF helps community residents raise money to fund Highway 96 Road Quieting Project
You’re headed down 96, between Rice Street and McMenemy Road, enjoying peaceful Sucker Lake Park on one side and the beautiful North Oaks Golf Course on the other. Suddenly your peaceful trek is disrupted by a screeching high pitched noise. You’ve just crossed the bridge over Sucker Creek.
Thanks to the work of local residents, Highway 96 will be quieter soon  Learn More »

March 1, 2013 Letter from City of North Oaks »

Donations can be made by sending checks to the Foundation at the address below or donating on PayPal »

    Donations for this project can be mailed to:
  • North Oaks Community Foundation
  • 100 Village Drive Suite 240
  • North Oaks, Minnesota 55127

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