In the summer of 1992, the First Presbyterian Church organized a community project resulting in $400 in donations. With the church and school district, 57 backpacks were filled with school supplies & basic hygiene items. These were given to our city’s children in need, giving them a “fresh start” for the school year.
As project ‘Fresh Start’ progressed, we realized that a with broader-based community effort, more could be accomplished to meet the humanitarian needs of our city’s children and families. A meeting was held in spring 1993 to identify those needs and establish an organization to address them. With $19,000 in support from churches, local businesses & civic clubs, Little Falls Community Outreach was founded using the African proverb, “It takes a whole community to raise a child.”
Today, Outreach continues to develop new programs and pivot to continue addressing the unmet needs within our community. In collaboration with other agencies, we identify where there may be a lapse in community programming and work to fill that gap. The team effort is an ongoing, and appreciated, journey.
LF Community Outreach offers many services to children & families in need.