partners in action

Avenues for Youth is proud to work with local and national community partners who are determined to make a difference in youth homelessness. Our partners dedicate more than dollars to the cause. They step up to volunteer, make a birthday special for youth in our programs, provide vital items, and learn about the root causes of homelessness so that they can better advocate for system changes. Check out what our 2022 partners have been up to below.

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Partner of the Month

TopLine Federal Credit Union is a vital partner of Avenues and has been making a difference in our work since 2017. The credit union finds unique and powerful ways to engage their customers and staff, often holding donation drives to collect important items for youth at Avenues. Not only have they collected winter gear, bedding and other important items, but TopLine is also a sponsor of Building on Dreams, Avenues' annual event.

Thank you TopLine and your awesome staff for your continued partnership!

Our Partners in Action

Our partners have been busy showing up for Avenues and the youth we support! Check out what our partners have been up to below.

Upper Room Brings the Party!

May 23, 2022

Upper Room kids, a dedicated group at Upper Room Church of Edina, sponsored the most festive birthday bash at Minneapolis Avenues this last weekend. To help celebrate birthday in the month of May, this community partner brought the best ice cream sundae supplies (cones, candies, sprinkles, cookies, caramel, chocolate syrup, fruit spreads, etc.) along side…

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Avenues Art and Upper Room 

May 17, 2022

A BIG belated thank you to Upper Room Church and their wood-working congregant extraordinaire, Merlin, for creating the interactive art display used at Building on Dreams. The giant house was constructed, painted, and adorned with decorative detail so that Avenues could engage supporters in a fun manner.  The house was used at an activity station at the…

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Top Diaper drive & Topline Federal Credit Union 

May 17, 2022

The community of customers and staff at Topline have tirelessly supported Avenues for Youth for the last four years, with drives for school supplies, bedding, bikes, toys, hygiene products, and more.   This last week the Topline team really went above and beyond and collected over 1,400 diapers, 50 boxes of baby wipes, and 30 bottles of…

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Thank you to Bound with Pride! 

May 17, 2022

One of the most engaged and effective youth-led organizations, Bound with Pride, came through with an important contribution for youth at Minneapolis Avenues. The organization led an in-kind donation drive, purchasing multiple pairs of pants (work pants, jeans, exercise joggers, etc.) and sweatshirts for specific youth living at Avenues.   Bound with Pride has been such…

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BUMC is a Birthday Buddy! 

May 17, 2022

Friends at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church donated a lovely surprise birthday party to a youth at Brooklyn Avenues. Chocolate cake, ice cream, candy, party décor and a lovely card (and Target gift card inside) ensure that the young person was celebrated and felt the love and support from their community. BUMC, Prince of Peace, and Upper Room…

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Moms Demand Action volunteers

Thank you to Moms Demand Action! 

May 16, 2022

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, eleven adults and two committed kids from Moms Demand Action spent four hours cleaning the grounds of Minneapolis Avenues. The group picked up all the trash, broken branches, and raked out all the garden beds, resulting in two giant piles of sticks, five bags of garbage, and forty-eight full garden bags!  The…

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Synchrony Financial

Thank You Synchrony Financial!

April 15, 2022

Longtime community partner, Synchrony Financial, has donated Avenues for Youth with so many office supplies, we may never need to buy another pen, stapler, or ream of paper again! Three car loads of boxes contained hundreds of items big and small to make our professional lives that much easier.  Additionally, Synchrony donated a large quantity…

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Boston Scientific book donation

Thank You to Boston Scientific!

April 15, 2022

Over the last several weeks the Pride ERGs at Boston Scientific (in Maple Grove and Arden Hills) have gone above and beyond in partnership with LGTBQI+ youth experiencing homelessness and provided direct supports to the ConneQT program.  The Pride ERGs hosted a joint “Lunch and Learn” zoom call with 68 participants to learn about the…

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Kevin and Samanda

Learning and Leader in Brooklyn Park

April 4, 2022

Thank you to Anita and Samanda for supporting Brooklyn Avenues! Samanda and her Mom Anita contacted Avenues to learn more about youth homelessness as a part of a school project and to raise resources for Brooklyn Avenues. Thank you for the towels and the commitment to continue supporting the needs of Avenues for Youth! 

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