August 22, 2019 eNews

Washburn Tot Lot Celebration TONIGHT

Thursday, August 22
5825 Washburn Avenue S

Join the ANA and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for free fruit juice popsicles, games, and bubbles to celebrate the Washburn Tot Lot’s new playground! Bring your neighbors and stop by for a short visit or stay to play.

Read more about the community process behind the new playground here.

Volunteer with TRUST

Local nonprofit TRUST’s Chore Program needs workers! The program provides household chore and maintenance services to older adults living in South Minneapolis—helping them to continue living safely and independently in their own homes. Currently, TRUST is looking for workers—or volunteers—that can do any of the following jobs: yardwork, mowing, small repairs, and house cleaning. If you are interested, please call the TRUST Chore Program at 612-827-6150.

Meals on Wheels Openings

TRUST Meals on Wheels has openings for new Meals on Wheels clients. If you or a parent, friend, or neighbor is in need of a nutritious, hot daily meal delivered right to the door, call Eleonore at 612-822-6040. If you are outside our area, we will direct you.

Development Assistance and Missing Middle Program RFPs

The City of Minneapolis current has two Requests for Proposals to fund the increase of affordable housing in the City.

1. Minneapolis Homes Development Assistance provides funding for new construction 1-4 unit homes on City-owned lots. RFP materials are available at:

The MHDA RFP submissions are due at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 to

2. Missing Middle Housing Pilot Program provides funding for the construction of 3 to 20-unit residential housing in Minneapolis on City-owned lots or privately-owned lots. RFP materials are available at:

The Missing Middle RFP submissions are due at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to

Thank you sponsors!

Without the generous support of these organizations, the Summer Festival wouldn’t have been possible! Click to learn more about each of this year’s sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors: