Read About Our Community Involvements
Rotary Club of Bloomington
The Rotary Club of Bloomington is for civic-minded, current and emerging business and professional leaders who join together for fellowship, professional enrichment, and the opportunity to serve. Our members provide volunteer time, money and expertise to improve the community and support the youth of Bloomington. The club encourages high ethical standards in business and professions and fosters international understanding and goodwill.
Meals on Wheels
Bloomington Meals on Wheels has been serving residents in the Bloomington area for more than 45 years. Founded in 1973, the program provides nutritious meals to homebound people who are unable to cook for themselves. They ensure that their clients receive two good meals a day delivered by a friendly visitor. Any person who lives in the Bloomington service area is eligible for Meals on Wheels with no age or economic restrictions.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Courage Kenny is a Minnesota-based non-profit rehabilitation and resource center that empowers people with disabilities to realize their full potential in every aspect of life. They use a holistic approach that includes comprehensive rehabilitation therapies, an inpatient transitional rehabilitation program, a physicians’ clinic, independent living services, drivers’ services, a community reintegration program, chronic pain rehabilitation program, accessible aquatics and fitness programs, camps, and adapted sports and recreation programs. They also advocate for people with disabilities at the legislature and in other public forums.
Bloomington Sister City Organization
The Bloomington Sister City Organization, Inc. (BSCO), promotes international understanding through exchanges of people, information, and ideas. Their goal is to be the bridge that connects people from the cities of Bloomington and Izumi through programs and exchanges.
In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had a vision — one of fostering grassroots understanding among people of all nations. He established the People-to-People Program, and the International Sister Cities Program emerged. BSCO is a proud member of Sister Cities International, which promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation at a time when the importance of learning to live together has never been more critical.
VEAP of Bloomington
VEAP is a basic needs and social services organization whose programs promote access to healthy foods, stable housing and other supportive services. VEAP’s programs are designed to address a particular need and when used together provide hope and can help avoid a financial crisis such as loss of housing, transportation, or employment. Whether the hardship is from a disability, job transition, or the financial and physical stresses of aging, VEAP has been helping our neighbors in need for 45 years with the ultimate mission of a thriving community where all are free to pursue their dreams!
FreedomWorks Post-Prison Outreach
FreedomWorks has been helping male ex-offenders reconcile to God, family, and community since 2004. We believe in comprehensive, life-long aftercare that transforms violent predators into courageous peacemakers, hardcore criminals into upstanding citizens, and absent fathers into loving dads.
Reentry & Aftercare Residents are given a place to live, a pathway to employment, an individual mentor, and a network of supporting volunteers that walk with them as they learn to trust God to transform their lives through Bible study, personal accountability, service and fellowship.
FreedomWorks is now offering affordable, sober housing to men coming out of treatment programs or having a proven record of sobriety.