Community Outreach

Helping Our Neighbors In Need

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 Opportunities for January and February 2023:
UJAMAA PLACE and PROJECT REACH

During January and February of 2023, The Community Outreach Committee of AAUW-St. Paul Branch is focusing our attention to the needs of two organizations and their clients.

UJAMAA PLACE

Our Branch has made donations to this organization located on University Avenue in St. Paul for several years.  The goal of UJAMAA Place is to provide “holistic transformation opportunities for young Black men experiencing inequality at the intersection of race and poverty and help them achieve brotherhood, stability and personal success.”

Donation requests include:.

  • Men’s toiletries;
  • Socks, underwear, t-shirts; and/or
  • Gift cards in the amount of $20-25.00 at Cub, Walmart, Target and gas stations.

PROJECT REACH

This is the first year our Branch has linked with PROJECT REACH. It is a Saint Paul Public Schools program created to help homeless children and youth achieve greater academic success by providing transportation for each of them to stay enrolled in her/his school of current enrollment when circumstances outside of school force them to relocate. School stability is well-researched to be a major factor in student success. These children and youth might be living in a transitional, domestic or youth shelter; a motel; with friend’s families because they are no longer with their own family; in emergency foster care; in a car; on the street; or in an abandoned building. As they are forced to move, they frequently have to leave all of their belongings behind.

Donation requests include:

  • Coats, heavier mittens or gloves, hats, boots (for any age/size, but particularly for teens – at this time);
  • Blankets to carry with them;
  • Items for the infants of teen-age parents still enrolled in school;
  • Basic school supplies (but not back-packs); and/or
  • Gift cards in the amount of $20-25.00 at Cub, Target, Walmart, or similar stores.

Please give what you can and wish to either of these vital organizations.

Donations can be brought in and deposited in marked donation boxes at our meetings occurring in January and February.

Gift cards can be dropped off in the envelope within each donation box or sent to the club marked to the attention of Mary Chorewycz.

Additional Outreach Opportunities

Our outreach endeavors in March and April 2023 will focus on The Jeremiah Project. Look for more information on this organization and its needs in six weeks time.

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.

Updated: 1/17/23

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