Youth Programs

Dedicated To Helping The Youth of Today

Backpacks for Homeless Youth 

Tough economic times have caused our homeless rate to dramatically rise. In particular, youth homelessness is growing at an alarming rate. Each January, in partnership with generous individual and corporate sponsors, we support the estimated 5,000+ homeless youth that are living in the Twin Cities by giving away backpacks filled with survival supplies. It’s tremendously rewarding to help a homeless person by providing a genuine demonstration of love, kindness and compassion. It’s even more significant when the person we’re reaching is a child.

Please Join Us  

If you are interested in becoming involved with this important initiative, you can donate cash or any of the following much needed items listed below: 

  • Backpack
  • Soap/Hand Sanitizer
  • Shampoo
  • Comb/Brush
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Floss
  • Manicure Set
  • Body/Hand Lotion
  • A copy of “Handbook of the Streets of Minneapolis”
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Mini-Blanket/Pillow
  • Warm Socks
  • Small Towel
  • Gloves/Mittens
  • Winter Hat
  • Scarf
  • Nonperishable food/snacks/drink (juice, granola bars, protein bars, etc.)
  • Bus Tokens
  • Multi-vitamins 

Some of our Key Partners