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Wrapping up the Holidays with Comcast 

December 29, 2022

Comcast again this year went above and beyond to ensure that every youth receiving a gift would have it wrapped and given with holiday cheer. For the past few years Avenues has hosted a gift-wrapping event at Prince of Peace Church in Brooklyn Park, to provide an opportunity for all…

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Holiday ConneQT-ions with 3M 

December 29, 2022

Holidays can be a tough time of year for youth experiencing homelessness. They can evoke feelings of rejection and isolation. This is often true especially so for LGBTQ youth whom may be experiencing homelessness because of who they are.  Fortunately, 3M and their Pride ERGs stepped in this year to…

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Upper Room & Their Generosity this Thanksgiving

November 22, 2022

This week, Upper Room generously donated Thanksgiving kits to provide a traditional holiday meal to about 50 young people at Avenues. They included sweet potato pies that the church members personally baked in the church kitchen in collaboration with Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, a non-profit in Golden Valley. This years’…

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3M Pride Packs Apartment Kits!

October 24, 2022

Thank you, again, to an incredible community partner, the 3M Pride Alliance out of Cottage Grove. This division of the 3M Pride Alliance contacted Avenues with the inspiration to support LGBTQ youth in the ConneQT host-home program. Over a month they collected items to build apartment kits for youth leaving…

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It’s a Great Pumpkin, Trader Joes!

October 24, 2022

Thank you to the Downtown Minneapolis Trader Joe’s for your generous pumpkin contribution. Both Minneapolis and Brooklyn Avenues are feeling autumn vibes and are ready to carve jack-o-lanterns!

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BUMC Brings the Boo! to Brooklyn Avenues

October 23, 2022

A community favorite, the Women’s Circle at Brooklyn United Methodist Church contacted Avenues wanting to know what they could do to treat the youth to a spook-tacular Halloween! They showed up with decorations and candy and the Brooklyn Avenue house has never been as boo-tiful! Thank you Shelia and Carolea…

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CU Forward with Topline Financial

October 23, 2022

Every year Topline Financial Credit Union brings a committed crew to Brooklyn Avenues for Youth to make sure the grounds are a usable extension of the house. The dozen Topline team members raked, trimmed, weeded, and mulched the lawn into a beautiful landscape. They not only brought the their helping…

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Cleaning and Coming out Closets with Synchrony Financial

October 23, 2022

To recognize and celebrate National Coming Out Day, the dedicated team at Synchrony Financial came over to Minneapolis Avenues to not only talk about the importance of coming out of the closet, but also literally helped clean one out. For three hours the Synchrony team helped clean out, inventory, re-categorize…

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Graybar’s Autumn Activities

October 23, 2022

As the leaves fall, we are so grateful to have partners like Graybar Electric who happily come to help pick them up. Every year Graybar goes above and beyond in supporting youth experiencing homelessness. From educational opportunities about the issue, support during the annual holiday program, and practical hands on…

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Bokser Home Donates the Comfort of Home

September 13, 2022

One of the most stylish and comfortable community partners Avenues could ever wish for, Bokser Home, donated all new bedding and pillows for the youth staying in our Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park shelters. This hometown company approached Avenues last year offering to sponsor all of the organizations bedding and towel…

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