Assistance

Boutique (Thrift Store)

CIRCLE Boutique (Thrift Store)- is a means to raise funds to support the other projects. The store is run with volunteer staff.

Clothing Pantry

CIRCLE Clothing Pantry (Free household and clothing pantry)- is available free to families and individuals in need of household furniture, utensils, appliances, and clothing. The pantry moves people out of the crisis situation into a thriving situation faster. The pantry also is a segue for the mentor program and other support programs.

Back to School Supplies

CIRCLE collects school supplies from individuals, churches and organizations and distributes to Renville County students whose families would not have the financial ability to purchase necessary school supplies.

School Supplies Form

Winter Coats for Kids

Good used winter outerwear such as snow boots, snow pants, jackets, hats and gloves are collected from donated clothing and distributed to children in need.

Santa’s Closet

This Renville County Christmas gift program is coordinated by CIRCLE. Volunteers collect money, toys and other gift items to distribute to disadvantaged families at Christmas time.

winter clothing at Santa's Closet

Summer Camps

CIRCLE applies on the behalf of disadvantaged children to summer camp opportunities in Minnesota. CIRCLE coordinates funding and transportation through other agencies and grants.

Salvation Army Vouchers

CIRCLE is a Renville County client support agency trained by the Salvation Army to provide emergency aid to families and individuals.

Comfort bags for foster kids

CIRCLE coordinates the preparing and distribution of duffle bags with toothbrush, toothpaste, fleece blanket and stuffed animal for children entering the foster care system.

Quilts

CIRCLE distributes quilts made and provided by area church women’s groups to families in need.

“Getting Ahead in a Just getting by world” Groups

CIRCLE is offering this curriculum developed by aha! Process to assist individuals and families eligible for government assistance to move out of poverty.

Job coaching, preparation, clothing, work study, job mentoring

CIRCLE works with a small number of clients each year to intensively promote job success.