The Sheridan Story

Amount awarded $18,985 ($13,985 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation) and $200 donation to The Food Group and $600 donation to Loaves & Fishes

The mission of The Sheridan Story is to fight child hunger. More than 200,000 children in Minnesota live with food insecurity. Without reliable access to food – such as free and reduced meal programs at school – the risk of hunger is very real. The Sheridan Story works to fight hunger in our community by filling the gaps to food access that children face during weekends, summers and extended breaks.

Learn more about this organization at: https://www.thesheridanstory.org/

The Sheridan Story was the selected charity for June, 2020.

Mental Health Connect

Amount Awarded $18,150 ($13,150 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

The mission of Mental Health Connect is to provide community-based resources, support and education to improve access to mental health services and to connect individuals and families with the services they need.

Learn more about this organization at http://mhconnect.org

Mental Health Connect is the selected charity for March, 2020.

Copper Street Brass

Amount Awarded $19,655 ($14,655 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

The mission of the Copper Street Brass (CSB) is to represent the Evolution of the Brass Quintet. Through inventive concerts, engaging educational programs, and original musical arrangements, we bring a fresh perspective to instrumental music. To express our artistic voice, we use a dazzling fusion of brass, keyboard, guitar, percussion, and electronic instruments to appeal to a universal audience and go beyond ordinary.

Learn more about this organization at  www.copperstreetbrass.org

Copper Street Brass is the selected charity for December, 2019.

Alexandra House

Amount Awarded $21,290 ($16,290 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

Alexandra House was established in 1977, when a group of concerned citizens formed the Anoka County Task Force for Battered Women. Within a year the Task Force established a 24-hour crisis line, with the first emergency shelter opening in 1980.  As the needs of the community evolved, Alexandra House has expanded on its services – adding legal advocacy, therapy and support services, violence prevention programs, elder abuse resources, and community education and professional training.

Learn more about this organization at alexandrahouse.org

Alexandra House is the selected charity for September, 2019.

Theresa Living Center

Amount Awarded $19,795 ($14,795 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

Theresa Living Center is a transitional housing program for women and single-parent families who are striving to reclaim economic independence and dignity after a period of homelessness. They provide affordable housing and basic-needs support services so that clients can achieve self-sufficiency.

Theresa Living Center was founded in 1987 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who continue to financially support, volunteer, and serve on the Board of Directors. Their vision of transitional services to transform lives of women and single-parent families continues to guide the program.


Learn more about Theresa Living Center at www.theresalivingcenter.org

Theresa Living Center was the selected charity for June, 2019.

Family Promise

Amount Awarded: $20,445 ($15,445 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

Family Promise in Anoka County (FPAC) provides temporary shelter, hospitality, and case management to assist families experiencing homelessness achieve housing independence.

In collaboration with 19 congregations and hundreds of volunteers, Family Promise in Anoka County provides hope during a time of hopelessness, safety during a time of uncertainty and dreams realized during a time of darkness for families experiencing homelessness by:Offering a 30 – 90 day program for families living in Anoka County who are experiencing homelessness

Supporting families with advocacy to find permanent, stable homes

Providing ongoing supportive services to help families maintain financial, family and personal stability

Learn more about Family Promise Anoka at www.familypromiseanoka.org

Family Promise was the selected charity for March, 2019.

Haven Housing

Amount Awarded: $20,137 ($15,137 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

Haven Housing

For thirty-six years Ascension Place, Inc. now known as Haven Housing has provided women in crisis or transition with a stable environment and the opportunity to explore options for their future. We have done this through three programs in Hennepin County:

  • St. Anne’s Place, an emergency shelter for women-led families experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness
  • Ascension Place, a transitional housing program where women stabilize, recover and rebuild their lives
  • Next Step Housing, a permanent supportive housing program for women and women-led families working to maintain housing stability.

Learn more about Haven Housing at www.havenhousing.org

Haven Housing was the selected charity for December, 2018.

courageous heARTS

Amount Awarded: $20,796 ($15,796 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

creative heARTS’s mission is to illuminate youth as leaders and inspire creativity, courage, and collaboration throughout the whole community.  Community members will discover, heal, and strengthen their hearts so they can thrive as active, engaged, and courageous leaders in their world.

Learn more about courageous heARTS at: www.courageous-hearts.org

courageous heARTS was the selected charity for September, 2018.

 

Tamarisk

Amount Awarded: $21,162 ($16,162 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

Tamarisk’s mission is to create a caring presence and a safe haven for the thoughts, feelings, and concerns of persons, and their families, faced with the end stages of terminal illness. We attend to our companions’ non-medical needs, while simultaneously providing much-needed respite to caregivers.

Learn more about Tamarisk at: www.tamarisk.org

Tamarisk was the selected charity for June, 2018.

Ruth’s House of Hope

Amount Awarded: $22,347 ($17,347 member donations + $5,000 Schulze matching donation)

Ruth’s House of Hope, Inc., was founded in 2003 in Faribault, Minnesota, with a mission of providing help and hope for women and children in crisis. They provide transitional housing in a safe, supportive and healing environment to help women and families on their way to a new beginning.

Learn more about Ruth’s House at: www.ruthshousemn.org

Ruth’s House of Hope was the selected charity for April, 2018.

Options for Women East

Amount Awarded: $24,196 ($17,582 member donations + $6,614 Schulze matching donation) and a $950 donation to the Breakthrough Twin Cities

The mission of Options for Women East is a life-affirming, non-profit pregnancy clinic. Our free programs available to these women include: pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, Prenatal Care, prenatal and parenting education and life coaching.

Learn more about Options for Women East at: www.ofwepartners.com

Options for Women East was the selected charity for December, 2017.

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