Home For Good – Minneapolis
Thanks to the volunteers and guests that helped assemble Welcome Home Kits at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, as well as the Pipefitters Union Training Center in St. Paul! Thanks to your time, 500 families will now have the supplies they need to set up their new homes.
As families transition out of homelessness, they are starting over, moving into their new home with little to no personal or household items. Families exiting homelessness need basic household supplies for the kitchen and bathroom, as well as laundry detergent and light bulbs.
Attendees heard from United Way’s Volunteer United Manager Mary Smith and Community Impact Manager Sam Blackwell, about the need in our community and the impact these kits will have.
In addition, special guest Mayor Melvin Carter inspired the St. Paul audience around the belief that we can end homelessness in our community. No one person or agency can do it on their own, but together, our potential for good is limitless. See video on United Way’s Facebook page.
Get a quick glimpse of the Minneapolis event in the timelapse below:
United Way’s Home for Good volunteer projects will benefit partner agencies that are helping youth and families obtain and maintain affordable, safe housing.
See news coverage from the event on KSTP-TV (Channel 5).
Want to help? There are many ways to help make a difference for families experiencing homelessness in our community:
- Make your gift go further and take advantage of the generous double match available for Give to the Max Day. Donate Now!
- Volunteer United has hundreds of volunteer opportunities available all year-round. See featured projects or visit gtcuw.org/volunteerunited to find the right project for you.
If you have questions, please contact VolunteerUnited@gtcuw.org.