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9th Annual Picnic And Walk

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Our 9th Annual Picnic and Walk provides an opportunity for more than 80 clients, volunteers, partners, and advocates to celebrate and support the important work of Open Access Connections.

When: Saturday September 16th, 11:30am-2:30pm

Activities: Optional 1.5 mile walk, free tasty picnic lunch, live music, prizes, and games

Where: Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis, Wabun Picnic Shelter B  (Map)

RSVP at our Facebook Page 

Here are some of the accomplishments we will be celebrating:

    • Providing free voice mail to 2,700 homeless and low-income Minnesotans, empowering them to find jobs, housing, and overall economic self-sufficiency.
    • Training 6 Grassroots Outreach workers to complete over 400 shifts of Grassroots Outreach at 9 separate nonprofit locations.  Last year we provided voice mail to over 275 people through this program.
    • holding 12 Generation 50+ Group meetings, providing a forum for over 80 older people who have experienced homelessness to address issues affecting their community.
    • Distributing over 1,900 Lifeline supported cell phones through a partnership with enTouch Wireless.
    • Registering 817 homeless and low-income people to vote in the 2016 Election
    • Facilitating a non-partisan voter engagement campaign that will register 800 homeless and low-income people to vote for the 2016 Elections.

 

You can support our work You can also donate on behalf of the many walkers fundraising for our Picnic and Walk.  Just click on the walker to find their fundraising page!

Also, thanks to a generous donation from the Frey Family Foundation, all new donations and returning donations that are increased by 10% will be matched!


How can I get there?
 Minnehaha Park is on the light rail and along bus routes from Minneapolis and St. Paul. There’s an easily accessible parking area near the picnic area.

Please be aware there that 46th Ave S and West River Road is closed for construction.  You can take a detour by going South on Minnehaha Ave, then going east at the roundabout onto Godfrey Parkway.  Take Godfrey Parkway until the stop sign at 46th Ave., turn right, then take the first left in to the Wabun Picnic Area.  We have included a Detour Map for your reference.

From Downtown St. Paul: Take the A-Line, 74 bus, or the 84 bus to 46th and 46th.  Walk approximately a quarter mile to the Southeast to Wabun Picnic Shelter B.  Please note that a small section of sidewalk may be under construction around the 46th and 46th station.  Please contact Mark at 612-432-0900 if you would need any transportation assistance.

From Downtown Minneapolis: Take the Blue Line to 46th Street Station.  Then Take the A-Line, 74 bus, or the 84 bus to 46th and 46th.  Walk approximately a quarter mile to the Southeast to Wabun Picnic Shelter B.  Please note that a small section of sidewalk may be under construction around the 46th and 46th station. Please contact Mark at 612-432-0900 if you would need any transportation assistance.