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July 15, 2020

Minnesota Wild To Host Greater Twin Cities United Way Essential Supply Drive On Wednesday, July 22

The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with Greater Twin Cities United Way and Toyota, today announced they will host an Essential Supply Drive on Wednesday, July 22 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. outside Xcel Energy Center and Saint Paul RiverCentre along Kellogg Blvd. (175 W. Kellogg Blvd.). The drive will provide Keystone Community Services and Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and the communities they serve in the Saint Paul Midway area with the items they need to continue to thrive.


Needed items include non-perishable food, hygiene and project support goods. For a full list of items, please CLICK HERE.


The first 150 people who donate will receive a Kevin Fiala autographed photo and a Minnesota Wild hat. Additionally, all fans who make a donation will receive Minnesota Wild giveaway items including a Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu canvas print, a United Way "Live United" t-shirt and complimentary Coca-Cola products. Patrons will also be able to check out the Toyota Tundra trucks being utilized to collect and deliver the day's donations to the nonprofits in need. 


To proactively maintain safe distancing, donors should plan to pull into the cutouts along Kellogg Blvd. (signs will be visible) and wait in their vehicles until volunteers greet them. Participants will unload their donation items from their vehicles and place them onto carts located curbside. The event will follow CDC guidelines, so people interested in donating should plan to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing.


People who are unable to donate supply items but would still like to support these efforts are encouraged to visit the Greater Twin Cities United Way's page to learn more and donate.


Greater Twin Cities United Way

The mission of Greater Twin Cities United Way is to galvanize the community to build pathways toward prosperity and equity for all. Together, they will create a region where all people thrive, regardless of income, race or place.


Keystone Community Services 

Keystone Community Services was founded in 1939 as a small neighborhood resource center in Saint Paul. Today, Keystone is the largest provider of food shelf services in the East Metro and supports more than 37,000 people in Ramsey County through a variety of community-based programs serving low-income adults and families, youth and seniors. Volunteers and community supporters fuel everything at Keystone. 


Hallie Q. Brown Community Center 

Founded in 1929, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc. is an African American nonprofit social service agency open to all, providing critical human services and community programming from food support and early childhood education to historical archives. The Center administers the multi-service Martin Luther King Center, which houses diverse partners offering specialized programs and events, including Project Cheer, Prepare & Prosper, the NAACP Saint Paul chapter and the nationally recognized Penumbra Theatre Company.