A Word From Our Director
A big THANK YOU to all those who generously gave to support our GIVE TO THE MAX DAY event on Thursday, November 12th. Without your help we would not be able to continue making a difference in the lives of those with the greatest need. It's an honor to partner with so many caring people in order to HELP OTHERS and CHANGE LIVES
HELPING OTHERS and CHANGING LIVES is at the heart of Good in the 'Hood, a Minneapolis Program partner with Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. Each year, hundreds of dedicated volunteer individuals and groups join with us in serving and providing essential resources for those in need. Giving back in a manner that counts is such a privilege and a life-changing experience, both for the recipients of our services and for those who partner with us in hand and heart.
While we enjoyed an significant year of growth last year, 2015 is proving to be an even greater year including an exciting launching of our SHOE AWAY HUNGER bus and mobile thrift program (see photo on the right hand column). This program enables us to provide high quality shoes at an amazing price of only $5.00 per pair with all the proceeds going to support our Feeding The Future programs. Every pair sold enables us to feed one more person with up to 7 days of essential groceries. What an amazing and exciting way to have a meaningful encounter upon those in need.
In 2015, we expect to serve and provide:
Thank you for being a part of Good in the 'Hood and for joining with us in our mission “to influence, inspire and impact individuals, families and entire communities for good.” With your help and ongoing support, we will continue to impact the community one life at a time.
Have a MAKE A DIFFERENCE day!
- Shawn Morrison, Executive Director
Please visit the Good In The 'Hood website for volunteer opportunities or we invite you to partner with us by giving a financial gift today! Good in the 'Hood is a charitable nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded and incorporated in 2003. Our Federal EIN number is 01-0768296 and our Tax I.D. number is 3320330.
Also, please check out our recent radio interview with KFAI radio 90.3 FM or go to the following link and check out our FEEDING THE FUTURE programs and services
Watch a video of our work below
We believe that goodness and kindness are inspirational change agent qualities. It is our conviction that individual and community renewal can only take place when we work together to advance people through a practical expression of divinely inspired love and kindness.
We invite you to take a look at our programs and to partner with us as we seek to inspire a contagious momentum of kindness.
Fighting Food Insecurity is at the Heart of Our Program
A major part of Good in the 'Hood's programming is serving as a Minneapolis partner for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. We're pleased to be able to work together in order to share good news, provide hot meals and essential groceries for thousands of hungry people who are suffering from poverty, homelessness and personal brokenness. It is estimated 15% of US households are facing food insecurity. Food insecurity with households having children is significantly higher at nearly 21%.
Our goal is for each person in need to receive high quality grocery items, a delicious hot meal with a personal touch of kindness from a volunteer neighbor.
*through October 31, 2015
Since 2010, we have served over 1,950,000 pounds of groceries to our friends and neighbors. In 2014 we served more than 600,000 pounds of groceries and over 10,000 hot meals to those in need. Thanks to your help and generous financial support, 2014 was a record year for Good in the 'Hood to provide support for hungry students and families.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation for opportunity to work together with our primary partners Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, Cedarcrest Church, Eagle Brook Church, Sole Care for Souls, CityLifeWorks, Normandale Community College, Acorn Mini Storage Champlin, Ascend Consulting Solutions, Schuler Shoes and School District 833 along with our many donors, sponsors, staff and volunteers. Working together as a community of purpose in order to help others and change lives!