$32,761 raised by 108 donors
ResourceWest is a non-profit community agency that serves families and individuals living in the West Metro community. We support people as they become more connected, more resourceful, and more hopeful about their future. Our goal is for each community member to find stability and strength in their community.
We have two main programs: Children & Youth Programs and Social Services Programs. Through our Children & Youth Programs, we provide a backpack full of school supplies, warm winter gear, and toys during December. Through the Social Services Programs, we offer one-on-one case management, information & referral services, and emergency grant assistance, and childcare & academic financial assistance.
We regularly partner with local organizations, to make sure community members can get access to any resources they may need. These partners include Hopkins and Minnetonka School Districts, ICA Food Shelf, Reach & Restore, Prepare + Prosper, myHealth, MoveFWD, and many more.
This Give to the Max Day, ResourceWest is raising funds for our Childcare & Academic Assistance Program. Through this program, we provide grant funding for childcare to qualifying families. This program helps provide critical childcare for families. The children attending get additional time to learn, play and socialize with their peers, and parents and guardians can work and know that their children are safe and well taken care of.
This program is so important to our community. This program supports families and parents like Sarah.
Sarah works two part-time jobs so she can provide for and take care of her two daughters. Because of her work schedule, Sarah needs before-school-care for her two children, which is $600 a month. This was expensive for her, but she could make it work.
But, this fall, Sarah's rent increased from $1,300 to $1,450. This increase made an already tight budget turn into a stressful and unaffordable cost, on top of the rising costs of groceries and gas. She couldn’t afford the increase, alongside an expensive monthly childcare payment.
Sarah reached out to ResourceWest to see how we could help. Through our Childcare & Academic Assistance Program, we were able to provide a 50% grant for Sarah's children to continue receiving stable childcare.
Sarah's $600 childcare payment became a $300 payment. Now, she can afford her rent again, and has a little extra money that she can now put toward other bills, savings, or any other needs that her family has.
Similar to Sarah, many of the community members we serve are facing financial hardship. And with costs rising for all basic necessities, this is an even more common situation.
Our Childcare & Academic Assistance Program provides a financial grant for stable childcare, but more than that, it provides relief for families because they know ResourceWest will help and support them.
Our goal is to raise $40,000 for our Childcare & Academic Assistance Program so that we can continue to support families in the Hopkins and Minnetonka School Districts with childcare scholarships.
We have also been awarded a challenge grant from Kopp Family Foundation for $5,000! For every donation from a new donor, Kopp Family Foundation will match that donation, up to $5,000. We are so grateful!
Please donate to help provide childcare grants to families in our community!
Thank you for making a difference and supporting our mission!