Community Giving Opportunity: Elder Safety

Friends, elders in our community need our help getting household safety items in time for winter.

One of my favorite student/friends is helping St. Paul-based Hallie Q Brown Community Center collect and distribute winter safety items for their elder clients. The Center will be handing out safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, flashlights, flashlight batteries and first-aid kits beginning October 6.

We are putting together as many Senior Safety Kits as possible. Each $40 contribution funds a kit.

Three ways to support seniors in Summit-University or your own neighborhood:

Donate for HQB.

Learn about HQB volunteer opportunities.

Read the CDC page on emergency preparednessfor seniors.

About Hallie Q Brown Community Center

Founded in 1929, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc. is an African American, nonprofit social service agency open to all, primarily serving the Summit University area of Saint Paul, Minnesota and the broader Twin Cities metro area. The organization was born as the result of the vision, commitment and tireless efforts of several community leaders in the 1920’s.

Although Hallie Q. Brown began as a settlement house for African Americans denied services from other agencies, the Center long ago opened its services to all people. Historically, the service center has been mixed racially and economically. Approximately one-third of St. Paul’s people of color live in the Summit-University area and nearly 50% of the population are minority residents. The area continues to evolve demographically and Hallie Q. Brown provides a wide range of services designed to reflect the character of Summit-University as a whole.