Feed the Valley
Save the date for this year's Feed the Valley on November 3, 2017!
fill (y)our closet: a POP-UP sale with a purpose
Thanks to all of your generous shopping in May, we raised over $3,000 to help purchase new socks and underwear to distribute to the many thousands of individuals who walk through our doors each year. Last year, we sent 13,000 socks and underwear home with folks.
Thank you for making that possible. Save the date for our fall sale, September 20th and 21st!
Watch here and on our Facebook account for details as we get closer to the event.
A NEW SEASON FOR THE CLOTHING CLOSET - Dawn Beedle was the visionary who created the clothing program. Recognizing an unmet need in our community, she created Dawn’s Closet, and in 2005, partnered with Valley Outreach. Originally offering career wear to women, the program expanded to offer clothing for the entire family. Dawn passed away in 2007, yet her energy and her legacy carries on through the strength of the current program. The Clothing Closet is continually evolving, looking for new ways to meet client needs. fill (y)our closet, a pop-up sale with a purpose, allows us to generate revenue, 100% of which goes directly back into the Clothing Closet to purchase items not typically donated.
Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
This month-long event helps Valley Outreach raise critical financial support for vital services we provide to those who are food-insecure, as well as build up our food supplies to meet the unprecedented need for our food shelf. THANK YOU to all who helped feed a family this March!
Undie Sunday, typically held the first week of October, is our annual fall drive to collect new socks and underwear for those who visit our Clothing Closet! Valley Outreach, along with area churches, collects donations of new, in-the-package socks and underwear. Our faith partners kick off with Undie Sunday, which then leds into the broader community Undie Week.
The Valley Outreach Clothing Closet offers gently used clothing for children and adults, relying almost exclusively on donations from area residents. What is not gently used, however, are the socks and underwear distributed to those in need.
What the heck is Undie Sunday?
Our third annual Summer Party on June 21st was a blast. With co-hosts Life Bridge Beer Company, and new sponsorship, we came together as a community to enjoy each other and learn a bit about Valley Outreach. From 5-8 pm in beautiful weather, nearly 300 people enjoyed inflatables, food trucks, beer and root beer, live music and tours of Valley Outreach.