"In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, 360 Communities provides hope and support to people by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency."
"Bridging was founded on one simple, yet powerful idea -- that together we can create a bridge between those in need and those with excess. Now, over twenty-six years and nearly 50,000 square feet later, Bridging is the largest furniture bank in North America."
"CAP Agency assists and empowers people to achieve social and economic well-being in partnership with our community."
"Care in Action Minnesota is a non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life for children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and preventing maltreatment. Care in Action seeks to accomplish this by provide community education and developing partnerships between faith-based communities and county Child Protection Services."
"Dakota Woodlands can assist twenty-two homeless families at a time with housing and training that includes life skills, financial literacy, and personal wellness. The award winning program at DW is known for its friendly atmosphere, personal attention, and successful "one shelter stay" for all its residents. Over 92% of the residents who participate in the full program succeed in staying stably housed after leaving the shelter."
Feed My Starving Children
"Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals designed especially for starving children, and FMSC ships the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world."
ICCM Life Center
"ICCM Life Center is an urban ministry center committed to transforming impoverished people through the power of Jesus Christ. Life Center is much more than a church. It is a refuge, a discipleship and life skills training center, a spiritual treatment center, a place for job training and youth tutoring, and a teen hangout. Through our unique "4-T Life Change Process" we teach new ways of thinking, new skills, and new habits."
Good in the Hood
"Good in the Hood is dedicated to changing lives together with simple acts of kindness. Although our service opportunities are not solely limited to the urban community, we do have a purposeful inner city affinity and a commitment to serve those with the most need. We believe that goodness and kindness are inspiration, change-agent qualities and it is our firm conviction that urban renewal can begin to take place when a focused and contagious momentum of genuine kindness is made manifest."
"Jeremiah Program is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization using a proven, holistic approach to transform families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Through support for a career-track college education, safe and affordable housing, quality early childhood education, and empowerment and life skills training, Jeremiah Program prepares determined single mothers to succeed in the workforce, relies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance."
Ronald McDonald House
"We, in partnership with our community, provide a comfortable and caring home-away-from-home that supports keeping families together and reduces stress during a child’s serious illness.
Dates available to serve at Ronald McDonald House:
Ways to Serve:
· Make and serve breakfast (set menu from month to month-pancakes, tater tots, sausage, fresh fruit)
· Interact with the guests
· Clean up afterwards
Things to note:
· Local Projects has the supply tub (griddles, dry ingredients) for use
· Local Projects reimburses for any perishable food purchases
To sign up to serve with Ronald McDonald House, please email email@example.com to get all the details.
"Ruth's House has served homeless families for 10 years by providing safe housing and support to individuals and families struggling with homelessness due to violence, poverty and other oppressive life circumstances. Ruth's House Shelter Program provides safe shelter, food and support in a healing environment that is holistic, flexible and centered on the unique needs of client families as they work to heal, address the barriers that led to their homelessness and take steps toward obtaining self-sufficiency and stable housing."
"Our Mission: To serve and bring hope to the Farmington Community by providing free hot meals and fulfilling needs where possible. We would like to offer a place where anyone can bring things to bless others in the community, a place where the Community can come together around "The Table."
Together For Good
An organization to keep children safe, relieve trauma and help parents keep their families together.
Shakopee Community Assistance
Committed to meeting the basic needs of clothing, nutrition & hygiene for children birth thru five from families of limited resources focusing on the Scott/Carver County Community, mainly around central Shakopee.
"The Union Gospel Mission (UGM), founded in 1902, is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving those who are homeless, poor and addicted in our community. By meeting physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs, our Mission is changing lives! The Mission helps people rebuild their lives by providing safe shelter, nutritious food, medical and dental care, and a broad variety of life-changing programs forchildren and adults."
"The mission of Urban Homeworks is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces equitable, dignified housing, a strategic network of good neighbors, and the redemptive development of real estate."
"Twenty-three years ago, Urban Ventures planted roots into a stretch of Lake Street known as “Crack Alley.” Nowhere in the city was there a heavier concentration of drug addiction, gang activity and prostitution. Nowhere else were more kids dropping out of high school and more single moms left to lead families without fathers. We knew there was a lot to do. We knew it wouldn’t be easy. We got together with our neighbors and we got to work. We never gave up. Almost a quarter century later, we‘re winning. Today, “Crack Alley” is gone. The Colin Powell Leadership Center anchors a ten-building campus that provides thousands of families with a safe place to learn and grow. Urban Ventures’ holistic approach is celebrated as a national model for breaking the cycle of poverty.But there’s still more to do. We need your help. So find your role, roll up your sleeves, and let’s get to work."