CHRISTMAS WITH DIGNITY
MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT! The holidays can sometimes seem overwhelming and Christmas With Dignity strives to make every effort to ease the burden of the families in the community we serve. Since 1993 we have been so blessed by God to make this special event happen every Christmas. We closed registration for this year with nearly 400 families, which amounts to over 1,100 kids. This is by far our largest group! With the shortage of toys this Christmas season and COVID still very prevalent we are planning a format change to our traditional holiday shop. Your donations of toys, gift cards or a cash donation is needed now more than ever. If you would like to make a donation please drop the items at Hospitality House December 7, 8, or 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. We are still in need of volunteers, and like most the urge to give back during the holidays is something God calls us to do. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Paula Larsen. We so graciously appreciate your support of the children and families during the holiday season!
Contact Paula Larsen Board Member email@example.com or Call the Christmas With Dignity Line at 612.403.0528
Hospitality House 1220 Logan Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 55411
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INCREDIBLE! We continue to see the blessings from our community. Together in Unity – the theme for the Fall Banquet brought together many new and familiar supporters to learn more about how we inspire, encourage, and develop the youth of North Minneapolis that we serve. If you were unable to attend our Fall Banquet, you can access the full event here or if you would just like to watch the poignant speech by Pastor Brian Herron click here.
Thanks to you, $110,000 was contributed to Hospitality House Youth Development through the Fall Banquet. God is tremendous! We are so grateful for you, our supporters. These critical funds help our afterschool and athletic programs, Summer Spot, community outreach, and further the development of our teen program. We would like to thank all who helped with the event including all who donated to our silent auction, our sponsors, Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom, our Board and Development Committee, and all staff.
We are extremely grateful for all that you do!
Now that you know more about Hospitality House Youth Development, we invite you to come visit us!
Nancy Wurm joined Hospitality House in April 2021 as the Development Officer and Communications Manager. She brings her enthusiasm for building relationships and positive attitude along with her love for education and kids to the organization. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” She enjoys working with the staff and students on the promotional videos for the Hospitality House events and says, “I like helping the students build their self confidence in front of a camera and express themselves.” Welcome aboard Nancy!
RECENT SITE VISITS
October 21 TakeCharge MN Board of Directors
Interested in a Site Visit? Contact Walter Cox Development Officer and Grant Writer firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.522.4485 ext. 19
Want to get involved? Would you like to learn more? We are always looking for volunteers! Want to mentor a student in math or reading? Are you good at coaching? Do you like to write or make phone calls? Do you like to help planning events? What is your God given talent you would like to share? We would love to hear from you! Contact Nancy Wurm, Development Officer and Communications Manager at nwurm@hhyd@org or 612.522.4485 ext. 13
MAKE THE CHANGE FUND at Mall of America
Hospitality House is the charity Mall of America is supporting through the Make the Change Fund at Nickelodeon Universe until the end of December. Mall goers are encouraged to put their spare change into the box provided at each register to help support Hospitality House programs.
SAVE THE DATE
Friday, December 10 Christmas With Dignity Sale