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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,...

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Launch 2017

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Spring Breakfast 2019

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Saturday, April 27th, 2019     9-11am Join us as Launch Ministry celebrates 10 years of supporting local struggling and homeless young adults! Hazeltine National Golf CourseFree Event – Speaker/Music/FoodFundraiser – Wine Wall & Online Auction (link provided in April)  Click here for: Spring Breakfast 2019 Registration Please register each individual so we may have close to an accurate count – we provide open seating at the event, breakfast is a buffet.All welcome – event not...

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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...

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Thrivent ActionTeams & ChoiceDollars

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

Thrivent Financial is 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 2018 dollars, designate them to Launch by March 31, 2019.   Have questions?  Contact Katie Rotz at the Southwest Lakes Group,  (320) 864-2022 for assistance. Action...

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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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Launch Ministry 2016 Information Sheet

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Tuesday and Thursday Night Dinners

Posted by on 10:39 am in Church, Volunteer, Young Adult | 0 comments

Quick Sign-up Link:  Sign-up Here Starting 12/17: 110 W. 2nd Street!!!! Launch Ministry provides a safe and stable space for struggling youth and young adults in Carver and Scott Counties.  In addition to free snacks & microwave meals at our drop-in center, we offer two free weekly dinners through the support of members of the community.  Each dinner if followed by programming: Tuesday’s by either a speaker or bible study, Thursday by Celebrate Recovery for 18-29 year olds (which counts as a recovery meeting)....

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On-Going Needs at Launch Ministry

Posted by on 12:10 pm in Church, Donations, Volunteer | 2 comments

This model is wearing clothes donated by you! We are often asked what is needed to provide hospitality at the drop-in center and stretch the meager budgets of the young adults trying to be financially and socially independent.  Thank you for your continued support!  Below is our on-going needs list for our Chaska Drop In. Donation Drop Off Options: Please drop off items during our open hours of 2:00-5:00 PM Monday-Friday Items we are always in need of: $10 gift cards, full-sized shampoo, men’s deodorant, bottles of water,...

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Christmas Stocking Collection

Posted by on 12:09 pm in Church, Donations, Volunteer | 6 comments

Our 2017 Christmas Party brought record numbers, and if 2018’s Chaska Drop In stats are of any indication, our 2018 Christmas Party will be the biggest yet. Help us collect 160 Christmas stockings to distribute! Please note that a few small thoughtful gifts in addition to the gift cards are more appreciated than handfuls of candy.  Thanks! Please join Launch in Celebrating Christmas by sharing God’s Love with the Young Adults at Launch!  Sign-up here to donate Christmas stockings!   Preferred Due:  Friday, December 14th,...

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