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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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Minneapolis Avenues Age Change

October 3, 2022

Beginning in the fall of 2022, we are changing the age range at the Minneapolis Avenues location from 16 to 21, to 18 to 24. In making this decision, we looked closely at the data and talked with our partner organizations.

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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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