2020 has not been kind. Due to the spread of the coronavirus and the mixed response in handling the pandemic, there are many facing harsh economic troubles. Unemployment has ascended and there are no doubt a slew of evictions that have passed already with many more to come in a struggling economy for 2021. If you’re lucky enough to have made it out of 2020 relatively unscathed in terms of rent and mortgage payments, knowing this information is enough to make one feel despair about the current situation for those less off. Thankfully, there’s a number of charities and shelters you can donate to and help make the world a better place as we slowly begin to heal with a new year.
401 N 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Also known as Sharing and Caring Hands, Mary’s Place has been dedicated for many years to bring hope and health back to those who need some help getting back on their feet. They’re committed to not only providing food and shelter but options for helping out with medical issues as well. They accept donations in the form of either money or the likes of food, clothing, baby care items, toys, hygiene products, and vehicles.
People Serving People Inc
614 S 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
People Serving People has had a pretty clear goal in its aim for tackling the homeless and poverty issues of Minnesota. As one of the largest and most comprehensive emergency shelters, the organization is committed to serving food to families and trying to prevent homelessness. You can decide to either donate money, items, or volunteer to really make a difference.
Hope Street Shelter
1121 E 46th St #3509, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Part of the Catholic Charities, Hope Street Shelter is a charity devoted to the growth of youth and young adults that are going through hard times. They offer school outreach, an emergency shelter, a transitional living program, and permanent supportive housing. Donations can be made in various amounts and monthly if you wish.
St Anne’s Place of Haven Housing
2634 Russell Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
As part of the Haven Housing organization, St. Anne’s Place is an emergency shelter for women who could use some help transitioning back to a more stable life. The organization is currently looking for volunteers but you can also donate on their website as well in one-time and monthly donations.
Simpson Housing Services
2740 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Dedicated to addressing the homeless problems of the Twin Cities area, Simpson Housing Services has made it their mission to house, support, and advocate for the homeless. They provide immediate housing and solutions for those having trouble making ends meet and apartments as well to make the transition out of poverty. Your dollar can go quite far here as the charity will match your donation for a limited time.
Featured Image Credit: Mary’s Place Facebook Page