Making a Difference
When 300 people volunteer time and energy, it has a big impact on Touchstone communities. Home Depot awarded Touchstone a grant for garden tools, supplies and plants, and brought volunteers to create a vegetable and flower garden for our clients in North Minneapolis.
Touchstone also partnered with Hands On Twin Cities to coordinate two volunteer projects for our agency. First, they worked with Altria, who purchased landscaping supplies and brought 30 corporate volunteers to our Bloomington Residential Treatment program. They stained the fence, moved garden rocks, replaced mulch, trimmed hedges and bushes, and added plants for a finishing touch. Hands On also coordinated with Kare 11 and Touchstone to host an event at the State Fair where 200 volunteers decorated pots and assembled seed kits so people in our programs can grow a plant. Touchstone thanks all the volunteers and businesses that donated supplies-Koehler & Dramm, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Altria, Home Depot, and Kare 11 for hosting the event at the State Fair. All of our volunteer events were a huge success thanks to everyone involved.