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Who we are

The Education Minnesota Community Outreach Committee is made up of active and retired members from throughout the state. The goal of the committee is to engage in charitable and philanthropic activities that help struggling working families and build relationships with charitable organizations.

Our involvement includes:

  • Fall book drive at MEA
  • School supply drive at Summer Seminar
  • Food bank drive at the Representative Convention
  • Collective Bargaining and Organizing Conference, Political Conference and Presidents Appreciation Weekend information booths
  • “Kids in Need” partnership

We are always looking for more members! For more information, contact Sue Snyder at 651-666-0036 or suesnyder.esp@gmail.com.

Events/projects

Kids in Need partnership

The Education Minnesota Community Outreach Committee regularly volunteers at the Twin Cities Kids in Need Resource Center in Roseville, where teachers from high-poverty schools can shop for free supplies.

Committee members help out this nonprofit organization by unpacking, sorting, counting and organizing donated school supplies.

MEA book drive

Donate new and gently used books for children and youth at the MEA conference book drive! 

We also collect school supplies and monetary donations for the Twin Cities Kids in Need Resource Center, where teachers from high-poverty schools can shop for free supplies. Bring donations to the Education Minnesota Community Outreach Committee booth in the Rotunda. 

Representative Convention food bank drive

At each Representative Convention, the Community Outreach Committee collects toiletries, food and funds to support Second Harvest Heartland and VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People).

Delegates are encouraged to bring items and money to donate.

Summer Seminar school supplies drive

Each year, the Education Minnesota Community Outreach Committee collects school supplies and/or cash/checks at Summer Seminar for children in need. The school supplies are then distributed to children on tribal reservations across Minnesota.

For more information on any event or project, contact Sue Snyder at 651-666-0036 or suesnyder.esp@gmail.com.