Giving Guide

The holidays bring out the giving spirit, so why not direct it toward those who need it most? You can improve the lives of others by donating your time, talents, and resources to local nonprofits committed to lifting up those communities and individuals struggling with health issues, housing stability, and other obstacles. Here, we highlight a few nonprofits featured in Give Twin Cities that are giving back through hands-on services.

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Aeon is a nonprofit developer, owner, and manager of quality, affordable homes in the Twin Cities. Since 1986, Aeon has built or renovated 4,375 apartments and townhomes. These homes provide stability to more than 9,000 people each year. You can help more people find the stability of a home. With your support, Aeon will act boldly to create and save quality, affordable homes for those who need them most.

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Alight believes there is simple human justice in the chance to build a life. Yes, they provide for the basic needs of displaced people every day. But that is living, not a life. A life is filled with joy, dignity, connection, and purpose. That is what Alight aims to build.

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Diverse Daisies

Diverse Daisies empowers, motivates, and inspires, young women of diverse backgrounds by giving them a place to belong, a place to grow. The organization is designed to enrich the lives of young women between the ages of 11 and 15.

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Hazelden Better Ford

Hazelden Betty Ford has been saving lives and restoring families from substance abuse and addiction for 70 years. With outpatient and residential programs throughout the country, they offer every patient the best chance of lifelong recovery.

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Founded in 1989, LifeSource is the nonprofit dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye, and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest. They manage all aspects of the donation process, from community education to recovery coordination and donor family support.

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Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge

Minnesota Teen and Adult Challenge offers a full range of services to help men, women, and teens with a broad spectrum of addiction issues, from those seeking treatment for the first time to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years. Clients range in age from 14-75 years. Last year, more than 3,000 clients received services, a 10% increase from 2017.

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Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. Multiplying the Impact, Habitat’s five-year comprehensive campaign, has a goal of doubling homeownership opportunities for families from 50 to over 100 per year.