Project Community Connect

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

   Yellow LineProject Community Connect 2022
   Tuesday, April 19, 2022
   1:00 - 4:00 PM   
Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center



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Volunteer sign-up will be available soon.

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.

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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 grab and go meal. Government ID vouchers and interpreters are available. We also have tables with free resources including hygiene items, blankets and other necessities.

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.

City of Mankato providing free bus rides to and from event.

Transportation Information: Call United Way at 507-345-4551.

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 United Way at 507-345-4551.

Wish List: 

  • Diapers (Sizes 3-5)
  • Wipes
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Children’s hygiene items
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Pump hand soap
  • Deodorant
  • Razors/shaving cream
  • Tissues 
  • Paper towels


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.

2021 PCC Sponsors

United Sponsor


Supporting Sponsors

Blue X Consolidated Communications   Mankato Clinic  

Collaborating Sponsors   

Lifeworks Mayo Clinic Health System Ucare