Our fundraiser on November 9th was a HUGE success! We raised almost $2,000 through our dinner and raffle tickets. Thanks to everyone who donated and joined us - we couldn't have been successful without your support.
Granny's Closet is a local, non-profit organization serving the needs of seniors and disabled people who receive government assistance. Partnering with both Anoka and Sherburne Counties in Minnesota, we host a warehouse site stocked with clothing, personal care items, and general household necessities to help county and agency workers fill the needs of their clients at absolutely no cost to them. We also provide Christmas gifts through our Angels Program to over 500 seniors annually. Our organization is staffed completely by volunteers, and we rely on donated money along with new and gently used goods to provide these services.
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HUGE thank you to Keith Meierhofer from Itascapoint Advisory Services for donating $350 worth of clothing and toiletries, along with an $850 check. Thank you, Keith!! Many seniors will benefit from your generosity!
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Angel Program this year. The response we received was overwhelming and we are thrilled to report we matched roughly 510 seniors!! Special thank you to the following:
* The volunteer Angels, for happily purchasing and wrapping the gifts.
* The Anoka County Armory, for hosting our gift dropoff and pickup for the 18th year in a row!
* Anoka and Sherburne County agency workers who delivered gifts to their clients.
* All others who donated their time, and/or other items after we'd matched all the seniors.
We couldn't do this without all of your help and holiday cheer. We appreciate you - thank you!!
We are receiving numerous thank you notes from seniors who received gifts through our Angel Program last December. Our favorite quote so far? From a case worker who said, "He started crying when he saw the (tennis) shoes and put them on right away. You made his Christmas!"
Keith Meierhofer presents a check to board member Marge Patnode in December 2017
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
We are still searching for a warehouse space in Sherburne County. Do you, or anyone you know, have empty office space you'd be willing to donate to us? A location in Elk River is ideal, as that's where a majority of Sherburne caseworkers are employed, but we're also willing to look at spaces in Big Lake, Zimmerman, and possibly even Becker.
The space would contain neatly organized clothing, personal care items (toilet paper, shampoo, soap, etc.), and other household necessities such as laundry detergent, paper towels, bedding, kitchen items and so on. We would provide our own shelving, clothing racks, desks and anything else we may need. We also have our own liability insurance and for this reason, only Granny's volunteers and approved Sherburne County caseworkers would have access to the space. Our warehouse does not operate like a store with set hours of business, nor are we open to the public. Our volunteers and caseworkers come and go as needed to drop off donations, organize the inventory, and pick up items for seniors in need.
If you know of anything or have questions, please contact us!
Call or text - 651-363-4867
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org