Good Neighbors published Jan. 26, 2022
Submissions about charities, benefits and nonprofit fundraisers for the weekly Good Neighbors calendar published Wednesdays should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Friday.
WILLMAR — The KCEO Gala will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Willmar Conference Center. KCEO stands for Kandiyohi Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities and is a program for high school students to learn from local business owners what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. There will be entertainment by Ava Hanson, silent auction items and a turkey dinner at the “Blast from the Past" 1980s-themed event. Tickets are $85 and available online at bit.ly/KCEO22 .
Homeless crisis line
WILLMAR — United Community Action Partnership has a 24/7 crisis line for people experiencing homelessness. The crisis line will operate outside of regular business hours and will be solely dedicated to helping people find emergency shelter.
Anyone in need of shelter should first call their local UCAP office during regular hours. Outside of business hours, those in need should call the crisis line. Those in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, and Redwood Counties should dial 320-587-5244 , extension 12. Screening questions will be asked to determine eligibility and coordinate appropriate shelter and other services as needed.
Habitat for Humanity
WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore accepts donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to 2424 First Street South in Willmar between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact 320-235-9000 or www.habitatwcm.org .