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Washburn Wishes - Target Gift Card Drive

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We are starting a Target Gift Card Drive for our homeless students. If you are willing to help, you can send a target gift card to the office (or cash if you prefer) with a note indicating "Gift Card Drive". Donations of $5, $10, $20 or more could really make a difference in the lives of some of our students. Your generosity is much appreciated! Contact Erica Lebens-Englund with questions. erica.lebens@mpls.k12.mn.us

Homelessness is a big problem across the country. But did you know that we have had around 30 students just this year at Washburn facing this struggle? We'd like to try to support these students this holiday season. 

A Few Facts about Homeless Youth in Minnesota:

  • An estimated 550-650 youth ages 11-17 experience homelessness nightly
  • There are an estimated number of 700-1,650 young adults ages 18-21 who experience homeless nightly
  • The average age youth become homeless is 16
  • 88% of homeless youth are enrolled in school
  • 13% of homeless youth have children