A Message From Dave Ryan
Did you know that an estimated 13,300 youth in Minnesota experience homelessness over the course of a year. HOPE 4 Youth, a local nonprofit providing pathways to end youth homelessness, is working to change that and they need our help! I am volunteering to go out in the cold to raise awareness of the need in our community.
HOPE 4 Youth provides many of the things that we take for granted - nutritious meal, food and personal care products, a hot showers, clothing and seasonal items, laundry facilities, and more. Additionally, HOPE 4 Youth surrounds each young person with support and guidance as they work to change the trajectory of their life.
I am inspired by the work HOPE 4 Youth does and believe, together, we can end youth homelessness in our community. Will you please help bring youth Out of the Cold this winter by helping me reach my goal?
About This Campaign
An estimated 13,300 youth in Minnesota experience homelessness over the course of a year. They are some of the least visible and most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. HOPE 4 Youth's OUT OF THE COLD campaign is November 1-18, 2021. This three-week fundraising campaign raises awareness of youth homelessness and funds to support them during the cold winter months.
Join us at our Final Freeze event on Thursday, November 18 between 4-8 p.m. at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office (13301 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304).
Drive-thru and drop off donations for HOPE 4 Youth. Donations accepted: cash/checks, gift cards (gas, Target, Walmart), new winter hats and gloves (waterproof), and canned soup (Progresso or Chunky).
We'll have some special giveaways and guests to thank you for dropping off donations.
4 - 5 p.m. Viktor the Viking & several Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders
4:15 - 6:15 p.m. Anoka Ambassadors
5 - 6 p.m. Santa