We were thrilled to partner with HandsOn Twin Cities and Boston Scientific on August 23rd to repair to the Centennial Square Manufactured Home Community Center in Blaine. More than 30 volunteers installed grab bars in the restroom, updated interior paint and lighting, replaced broken playground equipment, added new outlets for computers, and more.
The Centennial Square Manufactured Home Community is the second largest of its kind in Minnesota with 570 homes. The Community Center provides services for more than 225 youth from the community, including after-school activities, homework help, mentorship, Boys and Girls Club activities, English as a second language instruction, and other youth activities. Forest Gregory, the Executive Director for Youth Way Ministries, originally requested these updates to the community center. Gregory runs an evening meal program, along with a variety of recovery and 12-step programs, for the adults and families in the Centennial Square Community at the Community Center. He also works with local grocery stores to collect food that doesn’t meet the store standards, as well as local schools to collect unused meals from the lunch program, and distributes this food at the Community Center for no cost.
Thank you to Boston Scientific and HandsOn Twin Cities for partnering with us to make these improvements to the community center!