Project Community Connect

Project Community Connect is a free community event to help reduce barriers and connect people to essential resources and services for a healthier, safer and more stable community. This collaborative 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.


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Thank you for attending Project Community Connect 2024!

Thank you to all volunteers and service providers for making this event possible.



Stay tuned for information on Project Community Connect 2025!

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 are offered a light bag lunch. Government ID vouchers and interpreters are available. We also have tables with free resources including hygiene items, blankets and other necessities.

We're using SignUp (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.
Please sign up for SC MN PCC 2024!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Project Community Connect welcomes hundreds of guests in need of services, as well as 70+ organizations and service providers (booths) and volunteers. Guests experience 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 will provide free transit rides. For transportation Information, call Kate at 507-995-9259.

See a full book of information on the providers at Project Community Connect.

Please consider holding a Personal Care Item Donation Drive at your organization or place of employment. You simply send out a notice to your co-workers asking them to bring in new (unopened) personal care items.

Wish List: 

  • Diapers
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Children’s hygiene items
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Pump hand soap
  • Deodorant
  • Tissues 
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper


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.



Blue Earth County Supportive Housing; City of Mankato; College of Allied Health and Nursing - Minnesota State University, Mankato; Greater Mankato Area United Way; Lloyd Management; Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota; Mankato Family YMCA; Minnesota Valley Action Council; Refocus Recovery; Southwest MN Housing Partnership