This year we would love for you to support another organization. Following the close of The Canopic Jar of My Sins in late 2019 we found ourselves well positioned as the pandemic struck. So please this year make a donation to one of these amazing organizations.
Jamie Case wants to highlight Walk In Counseling Center. Walk In provides free mental health services to anyone. 2020 has been a wild ride and there should never be any shame in getting help when you need it. Walk In has been around for 50 years now and in 2019 alone they offered 5,000 individual counseling sessions. Donations help them continue the work they do absolutely free of charge. For more information check out WalkIn.org
Boo Segersin would like to highlight HousingLink as a tremendous resource for Minnesotans in need. HousingLink is Minnesota's primary source for affordable housing-related openings, data, information and resources. The mission of HousingLink is "to improve people's lives through information expanding their affordable rental choices." Supporting HousingLink helps Minnesotans find a place to call home. Donate now at https://www.givemn.org/organization/HousingLink More information at www.housinglink.org
Thomas Segersin would like to highlight Open Arms of Minnesota. Open Arms has been providing nutritious meals for people living with life-threatening illnesses. They believe that food is medicine, and cook and prepare more than 600,000 meals in a year for those living with illness, their caregivers, and dependents. In 2020, they've expanded to offering meals for those ill with COVID-19. https://www.openarmsmn.org/ https://www.givemn.org/organization/Openarmsmn
Damon would love for you to support Friendship Academy of the Arts. They are a K-8 public charter school, with two campuses in the Standish and Longfellow neighborhoods of South Minneapolis. Their mission is “to educate children to be confident, creative, and competent citizens.” They educate the whole child, focusing on academic rigor, leadership, arts integration, and family/community collaboration. The student population at Friendship Academy of the Arts (FAA) is approximately 98 percent African-American with a free and reduced lunch percentage of 84%.
You can make a donation at their GiveMN page.
Meg would love for you to support Hope Dental Clinic. Founded in 1965 and originally operating out of the basement of the Bethel Hotel in downtown St Paul, Hope Dental Clinic is a non-profit 501(c)3. It serves the public through free dental care and education. If you lack dental insurance, have been turned away at other clinics, and lack the finances to pay for needed dental services, our clinic is here to meet your oral health needs.
John Zeiler would love for you to support The Saint Paul & Ramsey County Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (SPIP): a grass-roots organization that exists to eliminate violence against women and their children, and the social and system responses that condone or allow its oppression. More info on their website at http://stpaulintervention.org/index.html#q
Swandive Theatre crafts theatrical works that transport audiences to imaginative dreamscapes. We bridge the gap between tangible artist-talents and the minds' hidden realm of possibilities. For both artists and audiences alike, we bring unrealized creative potential to fruition.
2019 marked 14 years for Swandive Theatre. A lot has changed over the years, and we couldn't be more excited to see what the next decade hold for us!
A donation to Swandive Theatre helps support The Living Room Tour, where we bring a fully staged show to living rooms across the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. And donations, of course, help Swandive produce our main stage shows which take years of planning, months of rehearsal, weeks of execution, and a small army of artist collaborators.
None of this would happen without the generous support of people like you! Thank you for your support, we say it all the time, but it's not just lip service, we really wouldn't have climbed as high as we have without our fans!
landscape photo credit: Joan Banick