Offering Help, Building Hope, Improving Lives
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Thanks for Participating in the Wheels 4 Meals Bike Ride!
In its third year, the Wheels for Meals fundraiser for WeCAN’s Meals on Wheels program attracted more participants that ever on May 30. Bike riders gathered at the Mound Transit Center and then rode the Dakota Trail to St. Boni and back – about 7 miles each way. This year’s event featured a bike decorating contest and prize drawings for all participants. Over $4,000 was raised to help provide a daily hot meal and well-check from a friendly Meals on Wheels volunteer. Contact WeCAN for more information at 952-472-0742.
Thank You for the Spring Cleaning Collection!
It’s spring cleaning time so Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN) hosted a collection of cleaning supplies and personal products to be distributed to our neighbors in need. Items were collected at the following business locations: Jubilee Foods, Orono Discovery Center, Snap Fitness, Spring Park Pharmacy, Walgreen’s and the WeCAN office. Collection boxes were also located at the city hall offices in Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, St. Bonifacius and Tonka Bay. Thank you to everyone who donated and to all of the businesses who served as collection sites!
Items like household cleaning supplies, sponges, rubber gloves, dish soap, glass cleaner and laundry detergent,and personal products, including shampoo, toothpaste and body wash, are always appreciated throughout the year.
Whether you have an hour a week to spare or would like to have a regularly scheduled time to volunteer, we would love your help. Opportunities include driving or subbing for our Meals on Wheels program, packing food bags or delivering food for our Mobile Market, occasional handyman duties, using your creative graphic design skills for updating our website or creating event flyers, or helping with an ongoing family support program. Be creative and ask yourself — what can you do to help?
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 WeCAN Mobile Market, which delivers 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.
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 makes deliveries to home bound and disabled individuals who live in Common Bond managed properties in Mound and Maple Plain.
The Mobile Market has also 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 – 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday – Closed