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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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Xcel Day of Service at Avenues for Youth!

September 13, 2022

Rain could dampen our spirits on Friday September 9th, as a dedicated group from Xcel Energy braved the weather (and thunder) to help landscape the grounds at our Minneapolis Avenues location. The Xcel staff put on their rain slickers and got to work with weeding, mulching, apple picking, and even…

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Thriving with Thrivent Friends

September 13, 2022

Many Avenues supporters have Thrivent accounts and with that comes the option to direct your Thrivent Choice dollars. Two family members of an Avenues staff member made sure to maximize every penny of their gift by strategically buying items for the organization of our Amazon Wishlist. Thank you to Cindy…

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Top of the Class with Topline Financial

September 6, 2022

Topline Financial Credit Union showed up in support of students. Their August school supply drive yielded scores of backpacks, pens, calculators, note books, binders, markers, and more. Literally over a thousand different items were donated to youth currently partnering with Avenues to support their educational goals. Research compiled by the…

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Beers, Bags, and a Ecolab Blast!

August 24, 2022

Over 50 team members from Ecolab’s Connect and Pride ERG’s gathered at the Lake Monster Brewery in St. Paul to assemble the most incredible to-go bags for LGBTQIA+ youth that visit the Avenues drop-in hours at Family Tree Clinic. This event, months in the planning, produced not only needed supports…

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UUCM: A Valued Community Partner

August 5, 2022

Thank you to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka for their continued support of Avenues for Youth. On Sunday July 31st, the church hosted Avenues for Youth to present during the service as well as lead a conversation about root causes of youth homelessness afterwards. All giving during the services…

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Xcel Energy = Excellent Partner!

August 5, 2022

A dozen volunteers from Xcel Energy helped Avenues create welcome baskets for new youth coming into the shelters. The Pride ERG led the team, with employees from a wide variety of departments, to come together and help the house at Avenues feel like a home. Every new youth that walks…

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Infor-ming the community with John!

August 5, 2022

A new favorite friend, John, and many of his colleagues from Infor, a software development company, have once again donated their labor and love to LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness at Avenues. Infor hosted an employee-led drive for umbrellas, bedding, hair brushes, sweatshirts, and water bottles. Items we always need! John…

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MUMC is BDAY BUDDY!

August 5, 2022

Minnetonka United Methodist Church brought the party to Minneapolis Avenues! To celebrate the 19th birthday of one young man, MUMC came through with an ice cream cake (that was totally devoured by everyone), decorations, candy, a gift card, and… to be extra fun, a piñata! Thank you to everyone at…

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Avenues Makes the News!

July 27, 2022

On Sunday the 24th of July over two dozen volunteers from Moms Demand Action came back again to Minneapolis Avenues to help make the house a source of beauty and pride for the neighborhood. Having already planted flowers and cleaned up the landscaping, the group weeded, watered, washed, mowed, mulched,…

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