The mission of Operation HELP is to help residents of St. Croix County maintain stable living situations, emotional well-being, and personal dignity when they experience temporary financial hardships.
Sign-up for the 2023 Christmas for Kids program now open
For more than 40 years, Operation HELP’s Christmas for Kids Campaign has been bringing together sponsors, businesses, churches, and dozens of volunteers to help make every Christmas a merry one for children in the Hudson School District who might otherwise go without. Operation HELP coordinates the campaign linking families in need with generous sponsors who provide gifts and other items for the families. In addition to Christmas gifts requested by the recipients, each family receives a gift bag of other household necessities. Last year this project provided gifts for 508 children in more than 190 families. Both recipient families and sponsors may sign up to participate in the program online by clicking here. Registration runs from October 16 through November 17. Drop off for gifts will be Monday December 4th and Tuesday December 5th from 10 am to 7 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Distribution of gifts will be Thursday, December 7th from 11 am – 6 pm.
Additional budgeting classes scheduled
Additional budgeting classes have been scheduled for the last quarter of 2023. Classes are free and are facilitated by a financial educator from Royal Credit Union. Dates and times are October 12 (5 pm), November 9 (1 pm), and December 7 (5 pm.) Although targeted to clients who have received services through Operation HELP, the classes are open to all as space allows. Classes will be held in the first-floor conference room in Operation HELP’s building at 901 4th St in Hudson. You can register for class online through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/OperationHELPBudgetClass If you have questions, please call the Operation HELP Resource Center office at (715) 386-1300 between 10 am and 1 pm Mon-Fri or 4 to 6 pm on Thursdays.
New Volunteer Opportunity at Operation HELP
Operation HELP is looking for creative, outgoing people who are passionate about helping others to join our community outreach and event activities. Projects involve raising awareness through community or business events; promoting diaper and other collections drives; group presentation opportunities; coordinating involvement in business “give-back” nights; and brainstorming additional ways to generate awareness and support. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please contact us at (715) 386-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Are you looking for an opportunity to assist individuals and families going through difficult times?
Operation HELP is seeking volunteers who can help at the resource center in Hudson for a minimum of two, 3-hour shifts per month (choose your own schedule). You will respond to clients needing financial assistance (rent utilities, car repair), vouchers (gas, laundry, clothing), and other amenities (toiletries, diapers, socks and underwear, homeless bags, pet food, etc.). It’s a great way to get acquainted with other like-minded volunteers and give back to your community. Operation HELP serves all communities in St. Croix County.
Help us keep our Resource Center stocked with client supplies
Summer’s a busy time for all of us with kids out of school, family vacations, summer sports, camps, community events, etc. It’s also been a busy time for Operation HELP’s Resource Center where St. Croix County families and individuals come for help with basic necessities. Inventory of many items is running low. Diapers are always difficult to keep in stock. Toiletries like soap, deodorants, tooth paste and brushes, shaving supplies, and feminine hygiene products are always in demand. Toilet paper and socks and underwear for all ages and genders are also needed. When times are tight, we often rely on generous in-kind donations collected by local clubs, churches, businesses, workplaces, student groups, families, and even youth sports teams! If you and your group would like to help, we’ve created an online tip sheet with more information to help you get started. Click here or call our office at (715) 386-1300.
As a result of the assistance we received, we were able to maintain our self-respect and not have to sell our furniture to raise money to pay the rent.
We can help visitors with vouchers, emergency supplies and referrals for support and aid
We can help with rent, utilities and car repairs. Click here for more information about eligibility requirements and information on how to access this support.
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