Junior League of Minneapolis Awards Grants to Local Nonprofits
The Junior League of Minneapolis is celebrating its 100th anniversary in a big way by awarding $10,000 grants to The Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery and Free Arts, a Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities program.
Minneapolis, Minn. — The Junior League of Minneapolis has awarded two $10,000 grants to The Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery for refurbishing the large gym space at the Nursery and Free Arts, a program of The Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities for refreshing a supply cabinet used by five partner organizations. The Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery and
Free Arts were originally founded as community service projects of the JLM and continue to positively impact the Twin Cities community.
These grants will be funded by a JLM legacy program, The Clothes Line, a resale shop which will be resurrected as a pop-up store this September, in honor of the organization’s 100th Anniversary Celebration.
The Clothes Line was founded by JLM members in 1950 as a fundraiser and community service project. The JLM operated The Clothes Line for 50 years and contributed more than $3.5 million in community aid, while directly helping people obtain clothing and household items.
The Clothes Line pop-up event will be a one-time, weekend event to resell gently loved goods donated by JLM members and the community. The idea of recycling items with the purpose of fundraising to benefit the community resonates even more today.
The goal of the 2023 Clothes Line pop-up store is to honor the JLM’s legacy of community support by donating proceeds to past projects who continue to serve the community as independent entities.