Project Community Connect is a collaborative, one-stop resource expo to help reduce barriers and connect people to essential resources and services for a healthier, safer and more stable community. This free event raises awareness of hunger, homelessness and poverty in our region.
By bringing more than 70 service providers to one place, this event aims to provide ease of access to a broad variety of services and knowledgeable service providers to improve lives in our community.
Save the Date
2021 Project Community Connect
August 31, 2021
Click to view the 2020 resource flyer outlining community services and contact information.
Thank you to all our sponsors, vendors and in-kind donors! If your organization already paid for a booth, we will hold that payment for the 2021 event unless we receive a refund request.
Project Community Connect welcomed guests in need of services, as well as 70+ organizations and service providers (booths) and volunteers. Guests saw firsthand that their community cares about them and wants to direct them to services to help them become more stable and self-sufficient.
Providers include organizations focusing on employment, public health, food shelves, veterans’ services, disability, chemical dependency, mental health, women’s health, social services, housing, dental, medical and early childhood development.
All attendees receive free lunch. Free haircuts, government ID vouchers, family/individual photos, interpreters, and childcare is available. We also have tables with free resources including hygiene items, blankets and other necessities.
City of Mankato providing free bus rides to and from event.
PCC is made possible by sponsors and generous in-kind supporters. This collaborative event benefits from the dedication, generosity and skills of individuals from around our nine-county region. Committees and volunteers include members from regional homeless response teams and various nonprofit organizations, as well as community members and students.
PCC receives strong support from social service agencies, the faith community, businesses and organizations. A variety of service providers, including attorneys, healthcare providers, dental care providers, hairdressers and staff from local agencies provide direct services at the event. Many volunteers are needed the day of the event. PCC also relies on supporters to sponsor or donate to PCC, or provide products given to PCC guests.
Register to be a Project Community Connect Service Provider.
Contact us at 507-345-4551 or ElizabethH@mankatounitedway.org
Community donations are now being accepted. Your donations will help low-income families in our region. Drop off your donations at the Greater Mankato Area United Way office.
If you would like to donate gift cards to purchase additional items, please contact Heather Anderson at 386-5762.
- Diapers (Sizes 3-5)
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Children’s hygiene items
- Body wash
- Pump hand soap
- Razors/shaving cream
- Paper towels