The folks from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless joined us in our Rockstar Row. For over 31 years, we have focused solely on ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable Minnesotans have the most basic of needs: Food. Shelter. Safety. At Open Your Heart, we provide support to more than 200 different homeless shelters and food shelves in urban, suburban, and rural areas in Minnesota annually. We especially look for gaps in funding of services based on geographic or demographic considerations and reach out to agencies serving those communities. We support programs in communities where many traditional funders do not reach – volunteer run domestic violence shelters, homeless programs in sparsely served remote corners of the state, inner city programs dedicated to serving the poorest among us with compassion and dignity, and hunger programs serving clientele with special needs. We design our support in consideration that many agencies are small, volunteer run without professional fundraising staff. We prioritize visiting their programs, understanding their organizational challenges and getting to know the communities in which they serve.
On Saturday, November 18, 2017, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will host our 1st Annual Putt-Putt Brewery Crawl in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Hosted by Lakes & Legends brewery, this event will combine the enjoyment of miniature golf with some of the best Minneapolis breweries. The goal of the event, in addition to having a great time, is to create awareness around the hungry and homeless community in Minnesota and raise funds to ensure that the most basic needs for people who are currently on the street, in shelters, and who are hungry, are met. Registration deadline is October 27th. For more information, click here.