A Word From Our Director
"Making kindness contagious".
Good in the 'Hood is a partnership-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to doing all the good we can in order to influence, inspire and impact personal and community wholeness. We endeavor to accomplish this by working together with like-minded individuals and organizations. We are better when we dedicate ourselves to serving others together which ultimately results in making kindness contagious. With this in mind, we collaborate with several organizations, including a key strategic role as the Minneapolis Programs partner for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities www.ugmtc.org. Each year we have the privilege to mobilize thousands of pounds of food, essential practical resources and hundreds of generous and kindhearted volunteers in order to impact the twin cities community for good. It's truly a joy to be a part of a movement of love in action. Please take a moment to visit the following brief video to learn more about our kindness-based organization: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fcqu8uqaeffqnxu/GOODINTHEHOODfinal.mp4?dl=0
Please join us as partners and advocates for personal and community transformation. You might be surprised by how much this experience changes even you.
Have a MAKE A DIFFERENCE day!
- Shawn Morrison, Executive Director
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FEEDING THE FUTURE
Please join us on Sunday, November 9th from 11:30-2:00 pm for our FEEDING THE FUTURE brunch and benefit. In addition to a delicious brunch, we will enjoy outstanding inspirational music by Sara Renner and the Elements, a silent auction, an Adopt-A-Cause opportunity and a impact report by our Executive Director Shawn Morrison and our sponsoring host and partner Mr. Mick Sterling, the Executive Director for The 30-Days Foundation.
RSVP today by emailing us at email@example.com and help us to impact our community for GOOD!
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 September 30, 2014
Since 2010, we have served over 1,680,124 pounds to our friends and neighbors. This we year we are on pace to serve nearly half a million pounds of total food.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation for opportunity to work together with our primary partners Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, Cedarcrest Church, CityLifeWorks and Normandale Community College along with our many donors, sponsors, staff and volunteers. Working together as a community of purpose is helping us to impact lives!