Helping Our Neighbors In Need
A BIG THANK YOU FOR MARCH AND APRIL DONATIONS!!
Branch members were very generous with donations to both Project Reach and Ujamaa Place during the past two months. We can’t tell you how much Ujamaa Place appreciated your donations of toiletries, gift cards, clothing, and other contributions. Just having these small things which are new and belong to them gives the men a jump start. The donations of warm winter jackets, snow pants, mittens, and hats were greatly appreciated by Project Reach. The donations of warm clothing were certainly appropriate during this cold, seemingly endless, snowy winter.
Committee members: Mary Chorewycz., Pam Lande, Jan Parkman, Jane Tschida
COMMUNITY OUTREACH GOALS
AAUW St. Paul members generously contribute their time, money, and materials to support Community Outreach projects. The purpose of our outreach is three-fold:
1. Help our neighbors in need
2. Develop partnerships with charitable organizations in the Twin Cities
3. Build public awareness of AAUW St. Paul
Outreach Opportunity for March and April 2023:
For March and April, we have chosen the Jeremiah Program as a Community Outreach partner, and we are fortunate to have Karla Benson Rutten, Executive Director of the Jeremiah Program in St. Paul, is our speaker on Tuesday, April 18, at 11:00 a.m.
We want to help the Jeremiah Program provide “Welcome Baskets” to their new families as they move into a new home. Please help by contributing any of the following:
You can also donate cash to purchase needed items by placing it in the envelope in the Jeremiah Program bin. If you are not able to bring items to the House on Tuesdays, you can contribute online on the Jeremiah Program website: https://jeremiahprogram.org/give/give-to-minneapolis-st-paul-jp/ (under Billing Address, be sure to indicate AAUW St. Paul!)
MORE ABOUT THE JEREMIAH PROGRAM
The Jeremiah Program’s missions and goals align closely to those of AAUW: supporting the education and empowerment of women. The Jeremiah Program has one of the nation’s most successful strategies for disrupting poverty, serving two generations at a time by providing:
• College access and career support
• Quality early childhood education
• Safe and affordable housing (paying no more than 30 percent of their income for rent)
• Empowerment, leadership, and career training
• Supportive community
“The Jeremiah Program supports 100% women, 100% single moms experiencing poverty, and 100% parents in pursuit of a college degree with 80% of those parents identifying as Black, Latinx and Indigenous. Higher education is not the solution for inequity in our country, but it remains the greatest lever of economic mobility.”
–Jeremiah Program website
Additional Outreach Opportunities
Additional Outreach Opportunities will be posted to this page as they come up, so check back often.
AAUW members will also receive occasional emails with updates, and can find detailed reports of our Outreach activities in the 990 News.