Good Neighbors published April 1, 2021

Submissions about charities, benefits and nonprofit fundraisers for the weekly Good Neighbors calendar published Thursdays should be emailed to by noon Monday.

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Sloppy Joe supper

NEW LONDON — The sloppy Joe supper will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 6 as a drive through at the New London-Spicer High School. Each meal ticket will be for one sloppy Joe, carrots, potato chips, cookie and a water. No physical tickets will be sold, all pre-sale will be done online. Fourth-grade students will give out cards with a QR code or you can log on to to order meals. Meals and extra sloppy Joes can also be purchased the night of the event with credit card, cash or check.

AIM rose sale

WILLMAR — The annual Advocacy and Inclusion Matter rose sale will be taking orders through April 22. Drive-thru pickup will be from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the former JCPenney entrance in the Uptown Willmar mall. Dozen roses are $20, half-dozen are $10, available in red or multi-colored. To order, call the AIM office at 320-231-1777 or order online at .

Joy Landin

OLIVIA — A GoFundMe account has been created for Joy Landin who was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. Landin was born and raised in Willmar and is currently living in Olivia. She has worked in the food service industry for more than 28 years, feeding elderly and hospital patients. A fund has been set up at the Co-op Credit Union, P.O. Box 669, 501 19th Ave. S.E., Willmar, MN 56201. Make checks payable to "Joy Landin." The link to GoFundMe is .

Otto Bremer Trust

WILLMAR — The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $11,473,300 in grants as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle. Area groups receiving grants include:

Willmar Public Schools: $40,000, to connect low-income and at-risk children and families to resources in the public schools and broader Willmar community.


Litchfield Area Mentorship Program Kinship: $20,000, for general operations to provide community and school-based youth mentoring programs in Meeker County.

Southwest Initiative Foundation: Hutchinson, $50,000, for the development and piloting of an Employer Resource Network to address workforce retention through employee support and training.

ISAIAH: St. Paul, $25,000, to bring people from different faiths together to address issues in central and southwestern Minnesota.

UCAP launches crisis line

WILLMAR — United Community Action Partnership announces a new 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 .

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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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