Partnerships and Collaboration

If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together.

This African Proverb is one of our mantras. We are where we are because of our growing partnerships and collaborations from the humble vision put forth by the Youth Wellness Initiative nearly 12 years ago.

Partnerships include financial support through foundation grants, donations from our local service clubs and organizations, and support from individual donors. Collaborations keep us connected with volunteers for our programs and logistical support for our staff. And huge shout out for our extended family of supporters who keep our youth from going hungry with healthy snacks, evening meals, wonderful baked goods and for those who keep youth supplied with dry socks, warm gloves, hygiene goods, and clean tee shirts.

THANK YOU! We all do better when we all do better.

Bethel Lutheran Church
Park United Methodist Church
First Congregational Church
Lutheran Church of the Cross
Grace United Methodist Church
Crosslake Presbyterian Church
Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation
Initiative Foundation of Central MN
United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties
Otto Bremer Trust
Best Buy Community Grants
Blandin Foundation
Region 5 Economic Development Foundation
Brainerd Community Action

Brainerd Lions
Brainerd Elks
Brainerd VFW
Central MN Rotary
Brainerd Women of Today
Brainerd Masons
Lake Hubert Women’s Club
The Center
Mid MN Women’s Center
Fed Ex

WeARE  The Clinic
Lutheran Social Services
Crow Wing County Community Services
Central Lakes College
ISD 181
Sprout MN – Growers and Makers Marketplace
The Crossing Arts Alliance
Easy Riders

Sage on Laurel
Big Jay’s Pizza
612 Station
Senor Patron’s
Mickey’s Subs

Individual donations that support TheShop and our youth come from all across our neighborhood, our city, our counties, our state and across our nation. We are blessed to know you all.

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