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360 Communities Provides the Gift of Support

By Karla Bauer
Burnsville Family Resource Center Coordinator

Twelve-year-old Miya had one wish this holiday season: to have her own guitar. Miya’s parents were not in a financial position where they could afford the luxury of buying holiday presents for their two children, let alone an expensive gift like a guitar.

They signed up for 360 Communities’ […]

By |December 30th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities Provides the Gift of Support

Armful of Love Inspires a Circle of Giving

By Anika Rychner
Director of Self-Sufficiency
There are many gift programs across the metro area that help families in need experience joy during the holiday season. Since 1971, 360 Communities Armful of Love has drawn amazing and dedicated volunteers as well as generous family sponsors who ensure families can have gifts and meals during the holidays. If […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Armful of Love Inspires a Circle of Giving

Join the Team: Say NO MORE

By Sal Mondelli
President & CEO
Recently, the Minnesota Gophers Men’s Basketball Team visited 360 Communities to help out at our Burnsville food shelf and then traveled over to our Lewis House sexual and domestic violence shelter in Eagan. This is the team’s second visit to 360 Communities and shows just how committed these young men […]

By |October 5th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Uncategorized, Violence Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Join the Team: Say NO MORE

Gratitude for a Life of Service

By Sal Mondelli
President & CEO
The senseless murder of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick reminds us of how dangerous and uncertain a life in a law enforcement uniform can be.
It is easy to take police officers for granted, to only see them for the uniforms they wear and to criticize them when they issue […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gratitude for a Life of Service

360 Communities Provides Choice When It’s Needed Most

By Anika Rychner
Director of Self-Sufficiency
She was 88, he was 92, and when the couple arrived for their food shelf appointment at the 360 Communities Burnsville Family Resource Center, they looked traumatized and defeated. Volunteer Archie MacPhee had seen this look before: They had never expected to be in this position. Archie knew that for […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on 360 Communities Provides Choice When It’s Needed Most

Make giving back a way of life with 360 Communities

By Sal Mondelli
360 Communities President & CEO

360 Communities believes every person should have the opportunity to live a safe, healthy and successful life. We work diligently to turn this belief into reality by engaging communities to prevent violence, ensure school success and promote long-term self-sufficiency. This work takes a passionate staff, an engaged […]

By |June 4th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency||Comments Off on Make giving back a way of life with 360 Communities

A child asks me to describe myself … in one word

By Tony Compton
Director of Marketing and Communications

One morning over breakfast, my 11-year-old daughter posed a seemingly simple question: “Dad, if you had to describe yourself with one word, what would that be?”

I couldn’t come up with an answer, so I did what I think many parents do when their children stump them – I turned the tables. “How […]

By |April 24th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on A child asks me to describe myself … in one word

Help 360 Communities serve more during the March Campaign

By Sal Mondelli
President & CEO

“Some folks think people who come here don’t want to work. I wish they would understand that people like me are going through a rough patch and need a little help to make it through.” This is what one 360 Communities client told a staff member during a recent visit […]

By |March 4th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Get Involved, Self-Sufficiency||Comments Off on Help 360 Communities serve more during the March Campaign

360 Communities Helps End the Cycle of Domestic Violence

By: Ann Averill
Supervisor, 360 Communities Lewis House, Hastings

When a survivor leaves an abusive relationship, transitioning to a safe and healthy future is not easy. This difficult task requires a stabilizing support system to be successful. 360 Communities Lewis House provides the safe shelter, counseling and resources women and children need to build a violence-free […]

By |February 14th, 2014|Categories: Columns, Violence Prevention||Comments Off on 360 Communities Helps End the Cycle of Domestic Violence

The Gift of Armful of Love: the 360 Communities Experience

By Anika Rychner
Director of Self-Sufficiency

A woman recently interviewed to participate in 360 Communities Armful of Love, our holiday gift program that has been matching families in need with sponsors for over 40 years. With her one-year-old baby at her side, she told us that her husband was a painter who found odd painting jobs […]

By |November 14th, 2013|Categories: Columns, Self-Sufficiency, Uncategorized||Comments Off on The Gift of Armful of Love: the 360 Communities Experience