Offering Help, Building Hope, Improving Lives
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Thank You for Your Support on Give to the Max Day
WeCAN participated in the GiveMN Give to the Max Day on Thursday, Nov. 13. Your donations were matched up to $5,000 by the Board of Directors.If you didn’t get a chance to make your donation on Nov. 13, please use the “donate” button at left. We appreciate your support!
Would you like to Adopt-a-Family?
During November, we will match donors with our families. We count on our generous community members to support this important program! If you register online to be a donor, you can expect to get an email with your family’s preferences by Nov. 24. Call WeCAN if you are interested in adopting a family, 952-472-0742.
Donated gift drop-off days are Dec. 9, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AAF Donor Instructions.
Volunteers are needed both days and also needed to help with distribution on Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, email office manager or call 952-472-0742.
WeCAN Offers “One Stop Opportunity Center”
WeCAN’s “One Stop Opportunity Center” provides family advocacy services like housing assistance, medical resources and family support programs, as well as food support like Meals on Wheels, emergency food bags and the new WeCAN Mobile Market, which will deliver healthy food to families and individuals who have barriers to accessing a traditional food shelf. Our jobs program, computer lab and access to office equipment help build self-sufficiency and skills. Community partnerships allow WeCAN to provide a wide range of services and referrals as well.
At the annual board meeting in June, directors looked at other services and partnerships which could be added to WeCAN in the future. Possibilities include mental health services, nutrition classes, mobile health checks, expanded jobs program, Life Skills class, enhanced case management and more.
Over 50 percent of our funding comes from donations and fundraisers. We need your support to continue to serve the needs of our neighbors. When volunteer time is leveraged, your donated dollar becomes $1.09 that goes directly to WeCAN programs. Please consider making a contribution by using the “donate” button at left. We appreciate your support!
WeCAN Mobile Market is on the Road!
The food program at WeCAN is well underway! The mission of WeCAN’s Mobile Market is to offer a non-discriminatory, dignified and respectful way for individuals and families, with barriers to accessing traditional food shelves, to receive healthy food. The truck has begun deliveries to home bound and disabled individuals who live in a Common Bond managed property in Mound, with others to be added soon.
The Mobile Market teamed up with Westonka Schools to deliver kids’ food bags during the summer lunch program and school breaks.
We are accepting donations of healthy, nutritious foods at the WeCAN office, 5213 Shoreline Drive in Mound. Your financial donation helps to ensure that we can purchase the additional products necessary to fill our clients’ needs. Please consider a donation by using the “donate” button to the left.
WeCAN’s Office Hours
Monday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday – Closed; Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday – Closed