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OUR MISSION

While the greatest change is only possible through numbers, it must first start with one. The outcry of love, passion and emotion throughout our cities makes us proud to be a part of Minnesota. It is now time for us to rebuild, refuel, and most importantly, support our communities.

The mission of #ChangeStartsWithMe is to rebuild our community physically and emotionally by assisting fellow Minnesotans who have been negatively impacted by the recent social, health and economic crises. Our goal is to listen and better understand racial inequality that exists in our state and beyond, then take action to drive long-term positive change.

No matter big or small, everyone has a role to play. Hold yourself accountable, fight the battles you deem necessary, and stay in pursuit of change. Make the decision to leave an impact and continue to stand up for what you believe in. Our hearts lie with citizens of Color and our sights are set on a brighter future for all.

INITIATIVES

#ChangeStartsWithMe is a grass-roots movement of personal accountability. We are a self-driven ecosystem of family, friends, neighbors, and businesses that seek unity through action.

01

Supplying Food & Essentials

Our goal is to assist families in Minnesota with specific needs resulting from recent social, health and economic crises.

  • Hosting Donation Drives to provide food and essentials to community members that have been affected.
  • Providing medical and pharmaceutical supplies to those in need.

02

Rebuilding Our Communities

Many of our neighborhood businesses and landmarks have been damaged or destroyed in recent events. We aim to help restore and provide relief to our communities.

  • Financial and emotional support for families and community members in need.
  • Assistance to small business owners in the form of grants and mentorship.
  • Deploying volunteers to help restore and rebuild our neighborhoods.

03

Spreading Awareness & Advocating for Equality

Providing immediate relief is necessary to help families and community members that need our help during this time. However, we are not aiming to provide temporary relief. We must understand there is a deeper problem that exists in our country and needs to be eliminated before we can all be united as one.

  • Scholarships and grants to eliminate racial inequities in our education systems.
  • Listening and learning events to understand the needs that exist within our community.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

#ChangeStartsWithMe. Anyone and everyone can get involved, listen, learn, pray and serve in some way.

01

Donations
& Support

  • Click here to donate directly to Change Starts With Me on our secure PayPal site.
  • Purchase a Change Starts With Me t-shirt or simply make a donation to support our initiatives.
  • Funds will be used to provide essential goods, rebuild businesses, and help families who have been impacted directly by recent social, health and economic crises.

02

Educate Yourself
& Others

  • Listen and learn to understand and address specific needs of the community.
  • Spread awareness of racial inequalities and take a stance for unity.
  • Connect with us on Facebook and share your thoughts on where our community can help.

03

Volunteer
& Mentor

  • Provide help at local events, volunteer professional skills. Connect with us on Facebook to learn more about volunteering.
  • Mentor – business leaders can provide mentorship to local small business owners who have been negatively impacted and need both financial and emotional support.

SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors for making this effort possible!

UNRL Athletic Brand

Cub

Kyle Rudolph Foundation

Bio-Techne

Citizen

Netspi