TreeHouse Fundraiser Perks Up Youth Projects
About 30 teenagers from TreeHouse participated in a unique fundraiser thanks to a Brooklyn Park business and a local service organization.
The teens packed, sold and delivered coffee to fund a 3-day Winter Blast trip to Wisconsin next week.
The goal for each teen was to sell at least 12 bags of coffee. Each bag cost $12.
“It challenges them,” said New Hope TreeHouse Director Renee Keen-Natzke. “It’s sometimes hard for a lot of our teens to go up to people like teachers and other administrators at school and ask them if they want to buy coffee. It gives them opportunities to connect with community members. To own a process form the beginning got the end.”
This year, the TreeHouse fundraiser sold $5,850 worth of coffee, which is significantly more than the $3,635 they sold in 2016.