Matching funds offered for SpringForwardMN donations

You can do twice as much good for HOPE 4 Youth by being part of the spring fundraising campaign of GiveMN.  

Thanks to a fellow HOPE 4 Youth supporter, all gifts to the SpringForwardMN fundraising effort will be doubled, up to $1,000. Donations can be made on the HOPE 4 Youth page of GiveMN’s website from now through May 11.

The fundraising event comes just in time to get HOPE 4 Youth ready for a busy summer.

“When school ends in June, we tend to see a jump in requests for food and other seasonal supplies,” explained HOPE 4 Youth Drop-In Center Program Coordinator Casey Snaza. “This campaign will help us to be ready for what we expect will be a busy time in the months ahead.”

“We’re more than a year into the pandemic, and many youth we serve continue to struggle,” explained HOPE 4 Youth Director of Programs Mark McNamer. “These SpringForwardMN funds will help us meet the basic needs of young people while we work with them on housing, education and employment goals.”

Funds collected will be used for programs and services offered at our drop-in center in Anoka, including: 

  • Case management for goal planning, including a return to stable housing
  • Food pantry staples
  • Clothing closet supplies
  • Shower and laundry facilities
  • Locked storage for valuables

“Although we see hope on the horizon, it will take time to make up for the COVID-19 disruption,” said McNamer. “These donations will help ensure our shelves are full and doors are open when young people ask for help.”

Make a SpringForwardMN donation now.