Making a Difference
At Threads of Hope we believe that generosity is a key to our success. We are blessed to work with amazing organizations that make a positive impact on the community both locally and globally.
Listed below are some organizations that we are proud to support:
Kids Against Hunger packages highly nutritious, life-saving meals for starving children and malnourished children and their families in developing countries and the United States. The goal of the organization is for its meals to provide a stable nutritional base from which recipient families can move from starvation to self-sufficiency.
World Vision is a Christian organization working to help communities in third world countries to lift themselves out of poverty. They provide emergency relief; medical, educational, and financial support to children and their families; and use sustainable models to improve the entire community long term.
The Roma people of Eastern Europe face systemic discrimination, desperate conditions, generational poverty, language barriers and a lack of education. Roma Learning to Fly is dedicated to breaking down these barriers through life-changing opportunities for Roma families, ongoing relationships, and special initiatives focused on education, advocacy, and partnership.
Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. They are a body of Bikers passionate about empowering children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. They work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. The local B.A.C.A. chapter rides to meet the referred child and he/she is given a vest with a B.A.C.A. patch sewn on the back. The child is also given bumper stickers, and other gifts that are generally donated by the public. Each child is given the name and number of two B.A.C.A. Members residing geographically closest to them, who then become the child’s primary contacts. Anytime the child feels scared and feels the need for the presence of his new B.A.C.A. family, the child may call upon these bikers to go to the child’s house and provide the necessary reassurance to feel safe and protected. B.A.C.A. Members and supporters also support the children by: providing escorts for them if they feel scared in their neighborhoods; riding by their homes on a regular basis; supporting the children at court and parole hearings; attending their interviews, and; staying with the children if they are alone and frightened. B.A.C.A. also holds other functions for the children such as Bar-B-Ques, and parties.
The Minnesota Professional Fire Fighter’s Association provides support to the Regions Hospital Burn Center with its camps for burn victims, Firefighters’ Muscular Dystrophy Programs, and support to deceased firefighter families. They also work with local governments for better fire safety, hazardous materials and emergency medical laws.
Kids ‘n Kinship provides friendships and positive role models to children and youth ages 5 to 16 who are in need of an additional supportive relationship with an adult.
Through their Kinship relationship, children develop a sense of self-worth that is essential for success in school, in relationships, and eventually on the job. Kids ‘n Kinship serves children in the communities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount and also provides school-based mentoring.
In parts of the world like Kenya, girls do not have access to reproductive education or supplies which results in shame, many days of missed school, and even young girls trading themselves for feminine hygiene supplies. WorldServe International : This Girl is working to change this for women and girls by providing sanitary products and education so girls don’t miss school or experience fear or shame about their bodies. And employing women to make fair wages while sustainably supplying their local communities with feminine products.