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Blessing Bags and Kits – Always Needed!

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We love the idea of Blessing Bags and Kits, but at Launch Ministry, our youth and young adults have a variety of needs.  If you are looking to support local, consider providing these Blessing Bags/Kits such as these: Packaging:  For packaging for #1-4, ideally use reusable shopping bags, or any kind of reusable bag (many members of your congregation probably have those “free” logo bags & backpacks in their closets they would love to get rid of – will take anything, even backpacks, duffel bags, similar sized durable...

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Party in the Park

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Enjoy the afternoon/evening with us at Chaska City Square Park! Live Music:  Bombadilos (3-5pm) & Tres Mundos (5-7pm) 2 for 1 event!  Visit the Chaska Farmer’s Market too!  (On-site donors to Launch receive special discounts at participating vendors.) Facebook Event:  Click Here Meet our new staff: Amanda & Grecia! Help us make the party a success! Volunteer by Clicking Here.   Sponsors: Structures Hardscapes – $2500;     Carver Dental,  Charter Bank – $1000;     Kraus Anderson Construction,  Denny & Sheila...

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Adulting 2.0

Posted by on 7:32 am in Services, Volunteer, Young Adult | 0 comments

Launch is always responding to the needs of the amazing young adults walking in the door looking for help.  Our Adulting Game provides for many basic needs, but now we are looking to ramp it up!   Launch plans to launch a training program in January 2019 to provide young adults with valuable professional and life skills which will enable them to be more successful employees and renters.     Program Goals Program Goals for Participants Provide an accessible & free training program that accommodates a chaotic life, while demonstrating...

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Launch 2017

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Spring Breakfast

Posted by on 12:23 pm in Church, Donations, Services, Volunteer, Young Adult | 4 comments

Join us for an amazing free event for an inspirational message in a beautiful setting with your friends!  Along the way, learn more about Launch Ministry and make a huge difference in the lives of local young women, men and their children.  April 14th, 2018     9-11am Hazeltine National Golf Course Free Event  –  Speaker/Music/Food – Fundraiser Online Auction Link Below Click HERE to RSVP Music By: Northcountry Girls         Featured Speaker: Ellen Stumbo, speaker, writer, disabilities advocate, mom & life transformer...

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Launch 2018 Retreat at the Refuge

Posted by on 11:57 am in Services, Young Adult | 0 comments

 We’re Having a Retreat Again! But we need your help!   Last year 35 Launch participants, staff and volunteers (and children) spent an amazing spring weekend at the amazing retreat center: the Refuge!  It was our first retreat, and all participants thought it was amazing!  At the request of the young adults, we are doing it again! Donate online HERE  or send a check to Launch Ministry, 115 E. 4th St, Chaska, MN 55318; for: Retreat.   What does the retreat accomplish?  This retreat is designed to energize the personal growth process of...

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Chaska Drop In & Mobile Drop In

Posted by on 11:43 am in Donations, Services, Volunteer, Young Adult | 0 comments

Launch Ministry is in the process of launching a mobile drop in, in Waconia! Launch Date:  March 1st! Open Hours:  Thursdays, 2-5pm  (closed Federal Holidays) Even with an average of 10 individuals daily stopping in at our Chaska location, we  know there are more we can be helping who just can’t physically reach us.  This mobile drop in will provide more access to 18-29 year olds struggling with employment, housing, and other life issues. Our first location will be at Promise Community Church in Waconia.  Once that location is going...

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Want to Know More? Videos & other Links

Posted by on 4:57 pm in Parents, Services, Volunteer, Young Adult | 0 comments

Launch Ministry provides services based on best practices established by those working and researching the lives of struggling and homeless young adults.     Below are a limited selection of useful videos & links.  (Check back for updates.)       Local Newspaper Series Dec. 2017 on Homeless & Struggling:  Part  1- Poverty Different in SW Metro than Urban Areas; Part 2 – Housing Costs & Transportation Challenges;  Part 3 – Communities are working toward solutions to suburban poverty  Why it Costs So Much to Be Poor...

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Thrivent ActionTeams & ChoiceDollars

Posted by on 12:27 pm in Church, Donations, Volunteer | 0 comments

  Thrivent Financial has partnered with Launch Ministry! Are you a Thrivent member?  Here are two ways you have a unique opportunity to help Launch: Choice Dollars & Action Teams   Choice Dollars:  Members can direct their designated Choice Dollars to Launch Ministry!  Direct your Direct your Choice Dollars to Launch here.   To not loose your 2017 dollars, designate them to Launch by March 31, 2018.   Have questions?  Contact Katie Rotz at the Southwest Lakes Group, 952-222-4474 for assistance. Action Teams:  Did you know you are...

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Real Life Adulting Game

Posted by on 12:36 pm in Donations, Parents, Services, Young Adult | 0 comments

    Launch has found an effective way for our local young adults to learn how to Adult!   What is “Adulting”?  Taking responsibility for ones own (and ones children’s) economic, social, mental and physical well-being. Why the Adulting Game?  We have found at Launch that many individuals are in need of a structured system in which they are able to set specific and achievable goals of which they can be held accountable.  Our “game” provides the structure to do this, as well as another individual (accountability...

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