Friday, October 7, 2016

GOOD KARMA: Go Bowling and End Homelessness

Do you like fun? Do you have a conscience? 

If so, please join Aeon for a super cool event on Tuesday which will work to end homelessness in the Twin Cities. The event costs $25/person or $125 for a team and includes tickets for bowling, drinks, networking opportunities, and general fun all around. The most amazing part?

100% of proceeds will go to help end homelessness and support Aeon's work. 

It's an amazing opportunity to have fun while doing good, and supports a really important cause as winter approaches. Please consider signing up! 

About the cause: 

Homelessness is a huge problem facing Minnesotans every day. More than 14,000 Minnesotans experience homelessness on a daily basis, a problem that is growing in the Twin Cities as affordable housing is bulldozed to create space for luxury apartments and condos. Aeon works to create and sustain quality affordable homes that strengthen lives and communities, with the vision that every person has a home and is interconnected within a community. They are committed to creating stability for vulnerable populations and a caring, respectful culture with responsible property management and affordable rent.

Here's a little more information about what Aeon does (and also, check out their website to figure out more ways to get involved)

Aeon was founded in 1986 to replace 350 units of housing that were demolished to build the Minneapolis Convention Center. At that time, Aeon’s board of directors committed to “do affordable housing better than it’s been done before.” That commitment has led to nearly three decades of passionate commitment and efforts to make the affordable housing industry better.
Aeon's first development, Buri Manor, provided 38 units of single-room occupancy apartments for minimum wage earners. Thirty years later, they continue to build quality affordable homes that connect residents to stabilizing resources.
Aeon is committed to providing affordable rent in safe and secure environments with responsive property management. They are also committed to developing an overall respectful, caring culture throughout Aeon apartment homes and across our organization. Driven by the principle that everyone deserves a home, Aeon continues to expand their work in order to work with families and individuals struggling to afford housing throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Aeon currently serves more than 4,500 adults and children and offers 2,700 affordable apartments and townhomes in secure, safe environments. In 2014, approximately:
  • 88 percent of households served by Aeon earned very low or extremely low incomes at an average of $15,849.
  • 22 percent of homes served formerly homeless individuals.
  • 1,100 residents used Aeon’s Resident Connections to work toward greater stability in their lives and to help create home.

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