5th Annual White Bear Lake Shortest Marathon – September 24, 2016 11am

It’s time to start training for the 5th annual White Bear Lake Shortest Marathon. Your participation will give you the privilege to impress your friends, to take it off your bucket list, and to help a neighbor in need. In the past four years, we have raised over $36,000 for …

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Dear White Bear Food Shelf Volunteers,

It has been an absolute pleasure to serve our community with all of you.  Thank you for your commitment to our mission and our neighbors!  I am very grateful for my time here and the opportunity to get to know so many of you.  All of your kind words and …

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Work with us, we are hiring

Join our team! We are looking for a passionate individual to serve as our Community Resource Coordinator. In this part-time, engaging role you will be responsible for building partnerships with local service agencies, manage our wonderful intake volunteers, and administer the White Bear Area Community Emergency Fund. Click here for …

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Take the Open Your Heart Challenge!

For many parents struggling to make ends meet, summer can be an especially stressful time with children home and school meal programs unavailable. You can help! During the month of July, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will match all financial donations to the White Bear Area Emergency …

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True Need

On Monday morning this week volunteers packet the Lion Mobile with boxes full of Brussel sprouts, grapefruit, potatoes and other fresh produce to be delivered to the first of three free, fresh produce markets at Normandy Park and the White Bear Area Senior Program.  The arrival of the Lion Mobile …

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Free Summer Produce

Grab a neighbor and join us at: Normandy Park Early Childhood & Senior Program Bellaire and County Road F Mondays June 27, July 25, and August 22, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. St. Stephens Lutheran Church & Neighbors Helping Neighbors Thrift Store County Road E and White Bear Avenue …

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Support Affordable, Accessible Child Care for All Minnesotans

With the close of this year’s legislative session in May I received an update from the Kids Can’t Wait Coalition (Wilder Foundation).  The report articulated the disappointment many felt in response to the session ending without increasing funding for the Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP).  Despite the disappointment, the tone of …

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This month started off with a bang!

This month started off with a bang! On Monday I received three requests for rental assistance. The first, a senior $200 short because of an unexpected car payment. Followed by a single, adult woman caught between pay periods leaving her part time job that didn’t pay enough to landing a …

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