December 5

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
~Oscar Wilde

Today is International Volunteer Day and even though every day is a great day to recognize volunteers, we're hopeful that you take time today to thank a volunteer or sign up to volunteer at a local non-profit organization. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and offset some of the financial burden your favorite non-profit may be feeling throughout the year. 

In the Twin Cities area (as well as every where else!) there are hundreds of great non-profit organizations that need your help. Whether it's stuffing envelopes, organizing donations, serving food at a shelter, or helping run an event - organizations rely on support from people like you to keep their operations going. During this season of hope and giving, we encourage you to volunteer your time at a local organization that means something to you.

Or read on below for a great non-profit doing work in St. Paul for families experiencing homelessness.

Project Home, a program of Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul, provides emergency shelter to Ramsey County families experiencing homelessness. Previously providing overnight shelter to families in faith communities, since March of 2021 the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet opened up their Provincial House on Randolph Avenue as a shelter for families. Meals are served in the communal dining room and family advocates are available onsite to help families find permanent, affordable housing.

For the rest of the month we are asking for Christmas gift donations for the families currently staying at the Provincial House with Project Home. During the holidays parents can shop for Christmas gifts with Project Home and they have specifically asked for teenage gifts. 

Gift examples include good smelling lotions & deodorants, crafty things, ear buds, techy things, games, or makeup. The opportunities are endless and the reward is great. 

Drop off your gift donations at 1884 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, or

contact Alyssa Howells at 651 - 690 - 7061.

Help us bring joy to those experiencing hardship during this time of light.