Community Outreach

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 the 2021-2022 Program Year

Thank you for your generosity to our community outreach projects.

At this time, hopefully for a brief time, we have to ask you to bring your donations of adult clothing, warm clothing for school children, personal hygiene supplies, household goods and art supplies to other donation sites or to hang onto them at your home a while longer. We simply don’t have the womanpower to transport these items from the Clubhouse to the respective donation sites right now. We invite our friends and members of the community to join us in assisting these neighbors in need in the same way.

  • St Paul City School: a) winter wear. The children and their families need winter clothing. Please remember them the next time you shop in store, or online. All sizes.
    b) library books to keep the kids in reading materials whether at school or at home.
  • Interfaith Action Food Shelf. The Interfaith Action Food Shelf has moved to 3080 Centerville Road, Little Canada. The number of families served by the food shelf continues to grow, and increasingly on the East end of St Paul. Black, Hispanic and Native American children are at least twice as likely to go hungry. The Food Shelf needs staples and especially healthy snack foods. Please drop off a non-perishable food item at the Branch Office. In addition, the food shelf also accepts new underwear and socks! Pidamayaye (That’s Dakota for Thank you).
  • Niniijaanis “War Pony” Art Bus. Scholarship alumna Brook LaFloe is ready to start teaching arts and craft classes this Summer, 2022! to tots, teens and adults in the Native American neighborhoods. Please consider donating beads and buttons, faux flowers, variety of papers, ribbons, water colors and crayons, colored pencils, colored pipe cleaners, colored yarn and string, etc. for teaching Native American culture through arts and crafts. They are very excited to begin the classes.
  • Ujamaa Place. The African-American men rebuilding their lives in the Twin Cities need the basics, to restore their personal dignity, as well as present themselves for employment. Socks, underwear, undershirts, sweatpants are all needed, as well as soap, shampoo, tooth paste, etc. All sizes.
  • Martha’s Closet. Thank you for providing 21 bags of clothing.  Martha’s Closet is no longer accepting clothing until further notice.

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.

Updated: 2/25/2022

American Association of University Women
St. Paul (MN) Branch

990 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
Business Office Phone: 651-227-4477
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