Sharing and Caring Hands Day Services - Minneapolis, MN

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525 North 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55405
: 612-338-4640
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Description: The Sharing & Caring Hands Day Services Center, located only a few blocks from downtown Minneapolis, offers most of our day-to-day services for the poor and homeless. At the Day Services Center we offer hot meals, a Food and Clothing Shelf, Dental and Medical Clinics, and assistance with a variety of needs including transportation, beds, vouchers for eye glasses, funds to purchase State I.D.’s and birth certificates and many other services that help provide for the basic needs of the poor and support them in finding stability.

Our support is delivered in a unique manner that is best demonstrated by Mary Jo’s tradition of washing the feet of those in need. Twice each day, basins of warm water are set out and Mary Jo and the volunteers bathe and apply ointment to dozens of blistered, sore, and tired feet. Many are supplied with new socks and shoes and sent on their way knowing that at least in one place in this often difficult and heartless world, someone cares in a special way.

Each month we serve over 20,000 meals. These meals are prepared and served completely by our volunteer partners. Often times they furnish all the ingredients. Most of these volunteers are offering their time and service with an ongoing regular monthly commitment, putting their values into a real demonstration of love and service.

Our Food Shelf supplies food to hundreds of people each month. We also give out clothing, household goods, towels, and much more in an ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of the poor in our community. Each month over $500,000 is spent on the needs of those in poverty.

We offer walk-in showers for the homeless and each day over 50 showers are provided. We have a completely free dental clinic with two fully-furnished dental stations and a dental lab. The clinic is staffed entirely by volunteer dentists. We also have a medical clinic staffed by Health Care for Homeless.

We receive many donations of clothing, household goods, toys, and food which we give out to those in need at no charge. Hundreds of people come each day to see what is available to help them stretch their limited income.

Our offices also provide numerous other services to those in need. We provide bus tokens, rent deposits, employment expenses, vouchers for state identification, co-pays, eye glass vouchers, and much more. Mary Jo personally meets with each person to determine what type of assistance we can offer. When those in need come to us and are ready to make a transition to a stable and responsible life, we are ready to support them in every way possible.

Do you have items to donate? Contact Sharing and Caring Hands Day Services at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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