Reason to Celebrate

Christmas Tidings

The 2017/18 school year marks the seventh year that Homeward Bound has partnered with wonderful youth for monthly craft projects and activities. From November through May, youth with the Next Generation program at Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove visit Brooklyn Park. The youth program serves about 200 students in grades 7 – 12 this school year. Because they rotate volunteer sites, it exposes them to a variety of experiences of giving back to the community. A new group of youth visits Brooklyn Park each month. This extends the opportunity of visiting with the talented individuals at Homeward Bound, to all the youth by program end.

In December, it was a festive gathering, with the singing of carols and the monthly favorite activity, bowling! Please check out the photos here.

As a result of our partnership, Homeward Bound was invited to apply to their Community Blessings program. A wish list of sensory toys made it into the hands of two women from their congregation. Therefore, the sensory toys made it into the hands of individuals supported by Homeward Bound.  We are extremely grateful to Church of the Open Door for being our community partner and good neighbor!

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