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gary's story

If you’ve visited People Serving People on a Thursday morning, chances are you’ve seen Gary around the shelter. He’s been volunteering as a weekly meal server and reading partner for almost 7 years, and his face still lights up when he talks about his volunteer shifts: “It’s the highlight of my week!”

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Help make this holiday and new year season brighter for families supported by People Serving People programs!

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William was just 10 years old when he arrived at People Serving People with his family. He was nervous about what their temporary home would be like but William soon discovered that People Serving People wasn’t like other shelters. His parents were connected to resources for housing and employment to help his family achieve stability.


Watch William’s story to hear about where he is now, and how your gift of togetherness this season can help families like William’s next year.

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Learn about ways to make a difference in the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness.

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People Serving People helps homeless and at-risk children and their families manage crisis situations and build a strong foundation for their long-term success.

People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness in Minnesota and a dedicated leader in homelessness prevention. We envision a community in which all children have the stability and support they need to develop their full capacity to thrive.