Caring & Sharing

For the month of December KUMD brings you Caring & Sharing, a series connecting you with non-profit organizations making a difference in the Northland. Learn about help that is available to our community all year long and how you can help this holiday season.

Catch Caring & Sharing on Northland Morning every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from December 4 through January 4.

 [This episode of Caring & Sharing originally aired on December 21, 2018, and was re-aired on January 4, 2019.]  
 

Programming offered on the hour in six categories: sports and recreation, education, arts, health and wellness, career development and character and leadership.

Plus hot food with all five components of a healthy meal.

A retreat?  Professional development? A resort?

Nope.  Just the Boys & Girls Club Lincoln Park.

Lisa Johnson

[This episode of Caring & Sharing originally aired on December 26, 2018, and was re-aired on January 3, 2019.]   

It's kind of  like a balance sheet, actually.

Move the numbers of stray, homeless or unwanted animals from that column to the "folks looking to adopt an animal" column. (With, if necessary, a quick stop at the spay/neuter clinic)

Ecolibrium3/Facebook

[This episode of Caring & Sharing originally aired on December 10, 2018, and was re-aired on December 28, 2018.] 

"Giving Comfort at Home" is the name of a specific program offered by Ecolibrium3: it's designed to help elderly, disabled and/or veteran home owners who may not be able to make needed energy-saving improvements.

In this photo from her Facebook page, Deb Holman wrote the caption, Ive got 5 people moving on the 31st
Deb Holman

[This episode of caring & Sharing originally aired on December 4, 2018, as was re-aired on December 26, 2018.]  

Around 800 names on the list of individuals or families who are experiencing homelessness in St. Louis County.

More than 50 people so far this year who have died on our streets.

AICHO

[This episode of Caring & Sharing originally aired on December 11, 2018, and was re-aired on January 2, 2019]

There are a lot of different models for a sucessful organization, but chances are you're not familiar with the "sweet grass braid" model.

At AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization), there are three strands: housing and supportive services, arts and cultural programming, and food sovereignty.  And just as in a braid, each of those three strands takes its turn on top as a priority.

LSS Together for Youth

What pronouns to you prefer?

If you're a person of a certain age, you've probably never even considered that question.

And maybe that's part of the problem.

But there is a group in town that's serving as social support for young people who fall outside the "binary" classifications; young people who, as Kathy Hermes puts it, "dash from one safe space to the next," and they're offering us some of the best gifts of all if we can open our minds and hearts to receive them.

This interview originally aired on December 21, 2017.

Two Harbors Age to age/Facebook

The Northland Foundation's Rural Aging Initiative isn't just about helping folks stay in their homes longer.

If families are the building blocks of a community, it makes sense to provide them with support and connectedness to other families.

Duluth Community Garden Program

Maybe the ultimate goal would be a community garden every ten blocks all through the city of Duluth.

But in the meantime, the Duluth Community Garden Program contents itself overseeing 20 gardens, 255 rentable plots, providing resources for gardeners from shovels to canning lessons, and bringing the community together through food and gardening.

This interview originally aired on December 5, 2017.

Every year at this time KUMD brings you a special series called Caring and Sharing.  We interview people from local non-profit organizations that are making a difference in the Northland -- what they give TO the community and what they need FROM us during this holiday season.  Our guest this morning on the Caring and Sharing Holiday series is Mary Schmitz, the Development Director of CHUM in Duluth.

This interview originally aired on November 28, 2017

Chris M Morris [via Flickr, modified]

Our guest this morning on the Caring and Sharing Holiday series is John Doberstein with the North Star chapter of the Sierra Club.

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