Community Emergency Services (CES)
1900 11the Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 870-1125 www.cesmn.org/
CES is a non-profit crisis relief and empowerment community outreach that extends God’s love to those in the inner city of South and North Minneapolis. Through direct aid relief, advocacy, referral, guidance, and prayer support (if desired), CES seeks to strengthen families and individuals. The goal of CES is to move people beyond crisis to financial stability, as well as emotional health, personal growth, and spiritual depth. Projects: sorting food, mail team, cleaning the food shelf, stocking shelves, taking inventory, and more.
Senior Community Services
10201 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 335, Minnetonka, MN
(952) 541-1019 www.seniorcommunity.org/
Senior Community Services is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop, coordinate, and provide services that help meet the needs of older adults and support their caregivers. The vision of SCS “is to mobilize the community to Reimagine Aging.” Projects: groups are sent to the homes of seniors throughout the Twin Cities Metro to provide individualized services ranging from weeding, raking, cleaning, misc. yard work, moving yard furniture, etc.
Arc Greater Twin Cities
Brooklyn Center, New Hope, Richfield & St. Paul locations
(952) 920-0855 www.arcgreatertwincities.org
Arc’s mission is to secure for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families the opportunity to realize their goals of where and how they live, learn, work and play. Arc’s Value Village thrift stores play a vital funding role for Arc to assist people with disabilities. Projects: Unpacking donations, hanging and tagging clothes, putting price stickers on books, dishes and other hard goods, testing small appliances to make sure they work, and more.
Feed My Starving Children
Eagan, MN Location
A Christian nonprofit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries, where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. Projects: Meal packing, education, tools for how to continue helping
St. Luke Presbyterian Church - Community Garden
3121 Groveland School Rd, Wayzaya, MN 55391
(952) 473-7378 www.stluke.mn/
St. Luke’s envisions a world in which all are welcome at the table of God’s abundance, all creation flourishes in balance and wholeness, and all may live in peace. They work to pursue peace and justice in their lives and in the life of the world. Their service and engagement is centered in the solidarity and joy of building beloved community together. Projects: gardening, weeding, laying down mulch, etc. (All fruits and vegetables from the St. Luke garden are donated to ICA Food Shelf in Minnetonka, MN)
1803 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 588-0861 www.havenhousing.org/
Inspiring Community. Igniting Hope. Haven Housing has been a champion for women and children experiencing homelessness and crisis for almost 40 years. Pioneers of unique programming and innovative services that address the trauma and adversities that cause homelessness. Projects: Childcare during group sessions, serving meals, gardening, general support
People Serving People
614 S 3rd St Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 332-4500 peopleservingpeople.org/
People Serving People ensures a safe, sober, respectful environment for homeless families and individuals. People Serving People is dedicated to providing on-site access to community services that will help residents stabilize their lives and re-connect with the community. Projects: cleaning, painting, organizing and/or assisting with food preparation or child care.
Bloomington and Roseville Locations
Bridging’s mission is “through the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.” Bridging was founded on one simple, yet powerful idea - that together we can create a bridge between those in need and those with excess. For over 30 years more than 90,000 families have been provided with basic home essentials. Projects: folding and sorting linens, inspect items, sort through donated goods, restock shelves, load/unload trucks
Mano a Mano
925 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55104
(651) 457-3141 www.manoamano.org/
Mano a Mano’s mission is to create partnerships with impoverished Bolivian communities that improve health and increase economic well-being. Projects: sorting medical supplies for donation to Bolivian communities.
(952) 933-7433 www.sojournerproject.org/
Sojourner’s mission is to provide emergency shelter, support, and legal advocacy services to those victimized by domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. Sojourner advocates for victim safety, supports the transition from victim to survivor, and educates for the prevention and elimination of domestic violence. Projects: making and serving meals, facilities and ground maintenance, mail room assistance
Second Harvest Heartland
6325 Sandburg Rd #1700, Golden Valley, MN 55427
(651) 209-7980 www.2harvest.org/
Second Harvest Heartland works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation. As the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, their goal is not only to help hungry neighbors today, but to provide the means for everyone to be fed tomorrow. Projects: sort donations as well as prepare packages of food for distribution to area food shelves.