During the Month of October, we pause to remember why we do this work.
We remember the victims and survivors of domestic violence, those who struggle with the economics of leaving, children who witness or experience violence, those who are not safe, and those who have created new lives for themselves.
We pause to thank the Advocates of Anna Marie's Shelter for their compassion, dedication, and wisdon is assisting anyone and everyone who comes to them for help.
We pause to thank the staff of Anna Marie's Alliance for supporting this work in every way including with humor, grace, and dignity.
We pause to thank the leadership and the board of directors for their passion for this mission.
And we pause to thank our community for supporting this work and for working with us to make our community a place where everyone is safe.
Take a moment, pause....and join us in remembering all of these things this month.
After months of planning and working, we are proud to announce Anna Marie’s Alliance Building Hope: A Capital Campaign. We are nearly half-way to our goal of $4 million to remodel and expand Anna Marie’s Shelter.
Here are our goals:
We will expand our current shelter to build the Center for Family Peace. This will be a place where community members and those who need our services, but not shelter, can gather to learn and get information.
We will also phase in remodeling our current shelter from communal style living to apartment style to offer women and children a better opportunity to heal and create self-sufficiency. This will be completed in phases so there will always be shelter available to those who need it.
Why are we doing this? Two reasons: Prevention—We need to stop domestic violence before it starts. Building more beds will not prevent abuse, only education and outreach services will provide our community with a way to prevent domestic violence. Improved Services—Our current shelter is 17-years old. It is not configured to offer optimum services to the women and children who need it the most. Apartment style living will provide moms and kids with more family time to develop independence and learn to live as a family.
We hope to break ground on this new adventure in April 2018 and dedicate our new building in October 2018 which is also our 40th Anniversary!
Anna Marie’s Alliance continues to innovate, grow, and provide the best services to our community. We hope you will join us in this journey.
To donate: please use the attached pledge sheet.
For more information: contact Charles or Sandy at 320-251-7203.
We are grateful for the support our community has given us this year.
Unfortunately we do not get to stop fundraising. We continue to fundraise to keep the lights on, the computers humming, providing services to over 1,900 adult and child victims of domestic violence, education programs that provide information and mentoring to over 7,000 students, AND we have provided shelter to 11 dogs, 11 cats, and 1 rat in the Pet Safe Shelter in the last year!
Please consider a donation to Anna Marie's Alliance as part of your holiday giving.
You can mail a donation to Anna Marie's Alliance, PO Box 367, St. Cloud, MN 56302
Use the GIVEMN donation button on this page
Or call us at 320-251-7203 x 254 and talk to Kayle to make a donation over the phone.