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Group Opportunities


This is a volunteer-run indoor playground for the childrens at Mary’s Place and can be reserved for your group of volunteers anytime the children are not in school. Your role is to supervise the playroom and play with the children. This opportunity is best for a group of 6-10 volunteers with at least one adult over 18. Volunteers must be over age 14. Call us at 612-338-4640 to check the schedule of available dates.

Serving a Meal

Serving a meal is best for groups of 6-10. For the Breakfast and Dinner meals, volunteers are responsible for serving. Groups serving breakfast should arrive at 9:30am and lunch at 3:15pm. For the Lunch meal volunteer groups bring all of the food and prepare and serve the meal. Groups serving lunch should arrive at 11:30am. This opportunity fills up quickly, so please call with potential dates in advance. Email info@sharingandcaringhands.org or call Missy at 612-596-3485 to schedule to serve a meal.

Take a Tour

Come visit us and see firsthand the great work being done. This is a wonderful way to learn more about homelessness and to see where you might become involved. Large groups and families are welcome. Tours are offered Monday – Thursday at 10 am or 2 pm call to schedule a tour at 612-338-4640.

Host a Speaker

Belong to a group that would like to know more about homelessness and our work with people in poverty? If you have a group of 10 or more located in or near the Twin Cities we would be happy to send out a speaker. To request a speaker, call us at 612-338-4640 or send an email to info@sharingandcaringhands.org.

Show Our video

Show our video at your next family gathering or book club is a powerful way for you to help spread our message. This 30 minute video beautifully depicts our work. Please email your name and address to info@sharingandcaringhands.org or call us at 612-338-4640 to request a video and we’ll send it directly to you.

  • “Do something beautiful for God and make a difference in the lives of others.”
  • "Love and compassion are the secret to world peace."
  • "What is success? To love one another as God has loved us."
  • "Kindness is a conversion. Never forget that."
  • "Great leaders are great servants. Go serve God, serve family, serve your community."
  • "You will never fulfill the Scriptures (you read) until you are willing to live them."
  • "Your smile and an outstretched hand is the beginning of a miracle in the unspoken need of another's heart."
  • "Look after your feet, they must carry you a long way in this world and then all the way to the kingdom of God."
  • "Hold fast, go forward... fear nothing."
  • "Evil flourishes when good people don't speak."
  • "When someone is drowning, you don't throw them a life preserver, you get into the water with them."
  • "In the evening of our lives, each one of us will be judged on one little thing... love, love, love... until it hurts."
  • "We are responsible for the effort, not the outcome."
  • "Joy is the net of love in which we catch souls."
  • "Don't pray too long, you'll get it wrong; we must go from prayer to action."
  • "We are called to be channels of God's peace, instruments of His love."

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Mary Jo In the News
A special TV report from award-winning reporter Boyd Huppert this Easter Sunday on KARE 11 at 10 p.m. will tell Mary Jo’s story and what’s in store for the next 30 years… Read More 

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The Mary Jo Copeland biography, GREAT LOVE by Michelle Peterson Hinck, reads like a true rags-to-riches story. Read More 

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