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Local Impact

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Feed My Starving Children, July 6

Chain of Lakes Local Impact team and Youth Group are sponsoring a volunteer opportunity on July 6, 2022 at Feed My Starving Children, 401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Meet the Chain of Lakes group at 6:45pm, then from 7pm to 8:45 pm you will  package nutritious food ingredients. This is an opportunity to feed the starving children of the world.

We have 30 spots reserved; sign up to reserve your spot today!

Register at fmsc.org/get-involved/volunteer  then scroll down the page to “Looking for a Specific Group,” enter Chain of Lakes and our page will pop up.

Or contact the church office if you have questions, info@colpres.org or Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry denton.n@colpres.org

HOPE 4 Youth

HOPE 4 Youth supports young people, ages 16 to 24, who are experiencing homelessness. They provide assistance with basic-needs case management, stable housing, education and employment. You are welcome to serve by cooking meals, sorting supplies, mentoring and more at the Drop-in Center

HOPE Place is a 12-unit Coon Rapids transitional housing facility that offers supportive services to young people who are experiencing homelessness. You can serve by becoming a Volunteer Greeter. They are stationed at the front desk to create a welcoming environment for residents and guests.

For more information about all HOPE 4 Youth programs, go to https://www.hope4youthmn.org

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Threshold for New Life Ministry
Serving Breakfast Downtown Minneapolis

They are looking for 2-3 individuals to serve with regular volunteers setting up and serving breakfast daily to individuals experiencing homelessness. The location is the Salvation Army-Harbor Lights building at 1010 Currie Ave Minneapolis. Arrival time is 5am. Masks are required while you are in the facility. You will be done by 7am.

For more information contact

www.richardbahr.com

Hope for the Community is a humanitarian organization in Blaine that feeds hundreds of families each week.  To accomplish this, individuals are needed to serve Wednesday 12-2:30 p.m. or Thursday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

You will receive a warm welcome whenever you are able to serve. For more information go to
hopeforthecommunity.com

IF YOU NEED FOOD –

Hope Church, Hope for the Community
1264 109th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434

Food Pick up Times:
Thursday ~ 10am – 5pm

If you are in line before the end time, you will receive food, while supplies last

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Stepping Stone Emergency Housing
provides emergency shelter and critical support services for individuals 18 and older experiencing homelessness while striving toward self-sufficiency. Stepping Stone requires you complete an application and attend a short training session before serving.

The residents are in hotels as a response to covid.  The target date of their return is January 17, 2022.

At this time, Food Service prepares and delivers meals to residents in the hotel.

There are a variety of service opportunities in food service – 11 am – 3 pm Monday-Friday

At this time, assistance is needed with:

  • Sweeping the kitchen daily
  • Mopping, twice a week, in the kitchen
  • Sweeping & mopping in the kitchen hallway
  • Cleaning the women’s bathroom twice a week
  • Washing dishes & putting them away
  • Take kitchen garbage’s & recycling out daily
  • School donations -They receive food daily from the schools. Help is needed to inventory, pan, label, & put away.
  • Second Harvest -Receive & put it away

For more information contact

https://steppingstoneeh.org

 

 

ENDING HOMELESSNESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS
The Local Impact team wants  to be part of a movement that ends homelessness among youth and adults in Anoka County. The team does this through partnerships with groups who directly help serve homeless youth and homeless adults.
 
Since its existence Chain of Lakes has established partnerships with the following schools:
  • Blaine High School
  • Anoka Regional High School
  • Anoka Technical High School
  • Spring Lake Park School District
  • River Trail Learning Center at L.O. Jacob
The Local Impact Team has organized many events to help serve at: