Twin Cities Closet Company gives to several local and national not for profit organizations each year. Listed below are a few of the organizations that we help support and a brief description and/or mission statement. We have included a link to their organization in case you would like to get more involved. We feel these are all wonderful organizations and we are thankful to have them serving our community.
JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Local Chapter is located in Bloomington, Minnesota
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
Perspectives Incorporated located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Perspectives Mission: Breaking the cycle for at-risk families and children for total family recovery is accomplished through an award-winning, comprehensive program model that includes: supportive housing, mental health services, parent education, parent/ child reunification employment services and children’s academic, social nutritional enrichment programming.
Perspectives, Inc. is a multi service agency whose award-winning prevention, intervention, and recovery programs span over three and a half decades. Our target populations are vulnerable, at-risk families and children whose lives have been derailed because of addiction, homelessness, poverty and/or mental illness.
Seventy-five percent of our clientele are children; of that percentage, over one-third has special needs.
Perspectives exists because of a fairly simply philosophy. We believe there is benefit in giving a person a second chance. We believe it benefits the person, our community and the next generation. We know that second chances work. Our hearts and souls have been lifted by the thousands of lives that we have positively changed –for we always remember.
Second Harvest Heartland-located in St. Paul, Minnesota
Second Harvest Heartland’s mission is to end hunger through community partnerships.
Working closely with our network of partners, volunteers and donors and people like you, our aim is to efficiently and effectively end hunger. The groundwork we’ve laid through programs and community ties goes a long way toward meeting these goals. Second Harvest Heartland distributes more than 51 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to nearly 1,000 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters and programs in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
It’s not enough.
Each year, low-income Minnesotans miss a staggering 100 million meals. That’s 10 missed meals a month for every struggling child, adult or senior. Three nights a week, going to bed hungry. Waking up to an empty breakfast table.
In this land of plenty, these numbers are simply unacceptable.
This is a fight we can win. With close relationships, community ties and dedicated partners, we can beat hunger if we keep striving to:
- Provide nutritious and culturally diverse foods to people in need
- Advocate for local and national hunger relief programs and policies
- Educate people about nutrition and other food-related issues
The problem of hunger isn’t going away without the involvement of communities, businesses and people like you. Join the Second Harvest Heartland mission, and help us end hunger.
Jeremiah Program-local offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Mission Statement: To transform families from poverty to prosperity.
Program Description: Jeremiah Program, with a broad-based coalition of partners, assists single mothers and their children to break the cycle of poverty by providing a campus community where they can prosper in all senses of the word. Our holistic programming actively supports women in completing post-secondary education by providing safe affordable housing, life skills education, empowerment training, and early childhood education.
Page Foundation located in Minneapolis, MN
Page Foundation’s Mission-A young person’s life-long success begins with an education. Access to higher education promises far-reaching benefits, especially to students of color who often face daunting challenges in completing a post-secondary education.
Guided by our mission to encourage Minnesota’s youth of color to pursue post-secondary education, the Page Education Foundation promotes their academic achievement, personal responsibility and untapped potential to become vital contributors to their communities.
We accomplish this by granting financial assistance to post-secondary students. In return, these students actively foster positive attitudes toward literacy and learning among younger, school-age children of color through mentoring relationships.
MEDA – Metropolitan Economic Development Association
MEDA’s Vision-Thriving communities through equal economic participation.
MEDA’s Mission – help entrepreneurs of color succeed! Through accomplished and experienced professionals, MEDA offers one-on-one business consulting, training, leadership development, government contracting assistance, access to financing, networking with peers, assistance with minority certifications, strategic planning, and more.