Each year in January, WCC collects blankets for people who have to sleep on the floor at the Salvation Army due to overcrowding. Last year we collected almost 600 blankets with your support and we will continue this effort this month.
This year, we would also like to help over 300 students who are experiencing homelessness— with gloves/mittens and hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, and feminine hygiene items.
The Minnesota Internship Center is an alternative project-based high school that serves youth between 15-20 years old. Many of the students had to make the hard choice to either go to school or go to work to help pay rent and bills for their families. MNIC tries to bridge this gap by offering paid internships so students can get their high school diploma and contribute to their families’ financial needs. For youth who have fled abusive or nonexistent households, the internships equip them to enter the workforce with real skills and trades. MNIC and HSRA also teach their students important life skills to help them become autonomous and self-sufficient.
You can help by giving blankets, gloves/mittens and hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, and feminine hygiene items during the month of January. Please place your donations in each of the green buckets located at all WCC entrances this month.
This winter, EVERY donation counts. Please help us fill all our buckets to overflowing so that those who are so young, and cannot exist on what they earn, can stay warm and healthy during the cold months ahead.
Read more about the Minnesota Internship Center at mnic.org.