VEAP's vision and mission is to create pathways to stronger, more hopeful communities through access to healthy food, housing stability and supportive services where all are free to pursue their dreams.
VEAP was started in 1973 by a group of 13 Bloomington and Richfield churches to help the needs of seniors in their communities. It now serves individuals and families living in Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, and a portion of South Minneapolis to meet their needs of food, shelter and other services to help them become more stable.
This month, VEAP is holding their School Supply Drive. I believe that all children deserve to have school supplies so that they can thrive in school. This past year has been especially hard for some families to provide the basics of housing, paying utility bills and providing food for their children. Please consider donating item(s) for this worthy cause.
The most needed items are: backpacks, scientific and other calculators, earbuds/headphones, and washable markers. The traditional school supplies are also welcome. All items need to be new. They do not want gift cards at this time.
I have been helping with VEAP for many years now. When my son, Ben, and I were volunteering at VEAP with people from his Lifeworks day program, I really enjoyed watching the caring interactions between the VEAP volunteers and the people from Lifeworks. Thank you St. Luke's for your ongoing generous support. To make a donation or volunteer go to their website at www.veap.org
Janet Lyson, Member of Missions Committee