Offering Help, Building Hope, Improving Lives
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Join us for “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser
WeCAN is hosting an “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Mainstreet Gathering Place, 5221 Shoreline Drive in Mound, right next to the WeCAN office. Funds raised will support our new WeCAN Mobile Market. A simple soup and bread meal has been generously donated by Scotty B’s Restaurant in Mound.
The event will include a silent auction, featuring bowls by local artists as well as other “food” related items, kids’ activities and tours of WeCAN.
A free will donation is encouraged! No reservations are required.
Your donation is tax-deductible and would greatly benefit those in need in our community.
WeCAN’s Coat Drive is Underway
As you begin to prepare your wardrobe for upcoming cooler weather, please consider saving your gently used winter coats and snow pants for WeCAN’s annual Coat Drive. Collection boxes will be located throughout the community from Sept. 29 through Oct. 14. Coat distribution will be held at WeCAN on Oct. 21 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. and on Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers are also needed to collect and sort the coats, as well as help with distribution. For more information, 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. A bag of food was sent home with children once a week, so children did not have to go without food during the summer break.
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