There's a lot of work to go around.
Work with Teens
Caring adults are needed from 6:30-8:30 pm for our Tuesday night Cash In program, which focuses on job skills and financial literacy. Adults help students with projects, lead small work groups, and build relationships with teens.
Work with Elementary-Age Kids
Come help us from 5:15-6:45 pm with Lift Up Kids, our Wednesday night elementary program that focuses on life skills and healthy choices. Adults eat dinner with students, participate in discussion groups, and supervise games and activities.
Families or small groups are needed to provide meals for youth events on Tuesday and Wednesday nights during the school year. These programs use family-style meals as a way of cultivating community. Sign up for one meal, or join our monthly rotation!
Buy a Hat
We sell pom beanies as part of a job skills program for our youth. In addition to helping our students learn the basics of running a business, you get to rep The Lift in all the most fashionable public spaces. Click here to visit our store.
Lift Store Items
The Lift Store opens once a month, where students can spend their Lift Dollars on everything from socks to headphones to drivers training! We are always in need of the following popular items:
- Batteries (AA & AAA)
- Gift cards (Target, Footlocker, Best Buy, etc.)
- Hair care products (African American specific)
- Hygiene items
- Sports equipment
- School supplies, especially jump drives and calculators
- Socks (all kinds)
- Cash donations to purchase specific needs
Items donated will be given directly to people we have a relationship with and are part of our community.
- Groceries or grocery gift cards
- Gas cards
- Cash donations for assistance with rent or utilities
Your support keeps us going! Sign up for a one-time or monthly donation. No matter the amount, each individual who gives is greatly appreciated. Head over to our GiveMN page to help sustain our east St. Paul neighborhood.
When you support us on Amazon Smile, a small percentage of every payment gets donated to us. Simply visit smile.amazon.com and select The Lift as your charity of choice.