Providing Veteran Housing While Preserving Anoka's History

MONETARY DONATIONS

Add “Anoka Nest” when you donate.

SUPPLY MEALS FOR VOLUNTEERS

Supply meals for volunteers!
Weekdays: 10-15 People
Weekends: 20-25 People


PROJECT COORDINATOR
Jim Abeler
Minnesota Senator
612.245.3764

NON-MONETARY DONATIONS
LaFonda Leshovsky
Non-Monetary Donations Coordinator
612.817.8331
glleshovsky@charter.net

ACTIVE VOLUNTEERING
Illeana Miller
Volunteer Coordinator
612.860.4568
volunteercoordanokanest@gmail.com

 

 

Ending Veteran homelessness is an ethical imperative for our community, a genuine duty to protect to those who have served the United States. While many Veterans return home to a strong support system and in good physical and mental health, many American Veterans aren't so lucky.

Countless Veterans carry invisible burdens that, over short and long periods of time, affect their health, well-being, and abilities. Regardless of the path leading to homelessness, no American Veteran should feel alone and left to finding a safe place to stay for the night. Not for themselves, not for their families. Certainly, not in Anoka.

Anoka Mayor Phil Rice, Melony Butler, Jim AbelerThe Anoka Veteran Housing Project is working hard to provide quality housing for homeless Veterans of Minnesota, while preserving Anoka's historical story. On October 2nd, 2017, the City of Anoka approved a 25 year lease to remodel three of the Anoka State Hospital Cottages into Anoka Veteran Housing. It was an incredible moment in Anoka's historical story, and this is just the beginning. Significant resources sourced from donations and volunteers are being invested into this amazing effort to provide safe, quality Veteran housing, and volunteers are working efficiently together to complete the project within a demanding timeframe. Your participation is what will get us over the finish line!

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
DO NOT DROP DONATIONS AT THE COTTAGES.

All donations must be submitted for approval and arrangements made for delivery to the cottages. Please help our mission stay organized by following our donation protocols. Complete one of the forms below to start your donation, Thank you!

WEEKLY SCHEDULE


SUNDAY
None

MONDAY
3:30pm - 9:00pm

TUESDAY
3:30pm - 9:00pm

WEDNESDAY
3:30pm - 9:00pm

FRIDAY
3:30pm - 9:00pm

SATURDAY
9:00pm - 7:00pm

NEEDED ITEMS
FOR DONATION


Sofas: Tan, Yellow, Grey or Blue
Chairs: Tan, Yellow, Grey or Blue
Small kitchen table and chairs
End Tables
Sofa Tables
Bookcases
Large Smart TV
Edwardian Chandeliers
Large Area Rugs
Small Cabinet/Hutch
Vanities
Dressers

 

We are not taking any personal care items. If you would like to donate such materials, please visit the Eagles Healing Nest website. As the cottages are completed, the Eagles Healing Nest will manage clothing and personal items getting to the Veterans.


Scroll to submit a form to donate items from this list. Thank You!

Get involved with the Anoka Veteran Housing Project |  Turn on the Lights

We are currently developing our organizational systems, and appreciate everyone keeping in contact with us through this new page of the Anoka Directory. We'll be adding tools and resources to this website to increase communications, and expand our volunteering scope. If you have General Inquiries, please send an email to: AnokaVHP@gmail.com and we will get your information to the right coordinator for a response.

Please spread the word as new interest grows about this project! All communications and requests should be sent through this page. Thank you so much for your participation and interest in the Anoka Veteran Housing Project!

Volunteer Registration

Please complete this form to register to volunteer.

DAILY NEEDS: CLEANING //  PAINTING  //  SCRAPING


Volunteer Registration
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Describe your skills and we'll reach out when the project has that need.

Donation Submission Form

Please complete this form to submit items for donation to the Anoka Veteran Housing Project.


Item Donation Submission
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Description of individual items you'd like to donate

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
PLEASE DO NOT DROP DONATIONS AT THE COTTAGES.

All donations must be submitted for approval and arrangements made for delivery to the cottages.
Please help our mission stay organized by following our donation protocols. Complete one of the forms below to start your donation, Thank you!

Turn on the Lights

The Anoka Veteran Housing Project

Thank you to everyone for your help with our mission. Please reach out to us with questions, and keep sharing your interest in Turning the Lights on for our Homeless Veterans!