November 2019

We are quickly approaching the season of Thanksgiving!

Each day those at Reach & Restore are reminded of how important your participation is to meeting the needs in our community and we are very thankful.

Our clients are needing winter gear. Adult XL coats and winter boots are gone or in short supply. Feel free to drop them by!

Today is "Give to the Max Day" in MN in which we see many requests for financial support of non-profit organizations in our inboxes.  Due to their high processing fee, Reach & Restore hasn't felt comfortable officially participating.  It is a wonderful thing to see the generosity of our state.  We can celebrate all the work that is being done by amazing people around us.

Blessings to you!



August 2019

We received a beautiful thank you card from a referring agency this week.  Not at all expected. We are an extension of the life line they are and many other organizations are in the community. It all comes back to our supporters who allow us to give and spread the love and encouragement that so many need!

It was a joy to talk to a family today who is homeless but moving into a place next week and waiting to hear if a job is going to be offered after 2 interviews. The clothing will help with the future job and back to school for the kids.

The cost of housing is a big reason many struggle with providing other basic needs.  Each item Reach & Restore passes on to others can relieve financial pressure in another area.  If you have what you need and find it easy to replace daily conveniences, please be grateful.

Fall clothing is now being accepted. Light jackets, sweatshirts, closed toe shoes, jeans, underwear and socks are welcomed now.

We can only accept smaller, working, flat screen tvs.  Box tvs can be brought to Best Buy for recycling. (there may be a fee)



July 3, 2019

We will be closed July 4 and 5.  Please thank a veteran for serving!

Specific request: electric can opener for veteran

Other Current needs:

Men's Jeans/Pants, Shorts, Summer shirts, Light Jackets, Socks and Underwear, Baseball Caps, Pajamas, Shoes, Sweatpants

Women's Socks and Underwear, Light Jackets

Boys shorts and t-shirts,  2T, 5-6, 7-8 Summer clothes,  Boys light jackets, white socks, shoes and underwear

Girls 5-6, 7-8, 10-12 Summer Shirts, Girls Socks, light jackets


We also need:

Measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, drinking glasses, coffee makers, toasters, clock radios, small Kitchen tables/card tables and tv trays, razors, bath towels, Twin sheet sets, Full and Queen Blankets, Mattress Pads


We are remembering the life of Cindy Gens. Cindy was a dear woman who volunteered in the very early days of Reach & Restore. She was a support to me and became a special friend and help to a few particular clients. SHe was always concerned about the wellbeing of these folks and was a tremendous example of grace.  Her presence will be missed but we know because of her faith she is in heaven with no pain! Thankful to have known you Cindy!




May 19, 2019

Today was a special day for volunteers, family and friends as we celebrated and remembered the life of Randy Ralph, who passed away in December 2018.

Randy was a volunteer for Reach & Restore who had a gentle, sweet and giving heart.  He often steamed our clothing donations, recycled our metal waste and used his welding skills to design and fabricate clothing racks and a mattress cart for us to use. Randy was a simple, humble man and we enjoyed having his company and are thankful to have known him.  We are comforted to know he is in heaven!

If you would like Randy's meatloaf recipe, stop in for a copy!



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