Chain of Lakes Church
Supports the Community

Homeless Youth in Anoka County

Chain of Lakes Church supports 
homeless youth in Anoka County
  • Chain of Lakes manages Tiger Take Out, the food shelf at Blaine High School 
  • Fundraising efforts coordinated by Chain of Lakes have raised over $23,000 to support HOPE 4 Youth and the sponsorship of HOME Street,  the household supply room at HOPE Place.
Contact Chain of Lakes at
to learn how you can help support homeless youth!
Donate Backpacks!
Backpacks are used for donations of food and necessities. Students in need can transport goods through school without drawing attention
to their personal situation.
Thank you!

Top needs at Tiger Take Out:

  • Pancake Mix (add water only) & Syrup
  • Canned Chicken or Beef
  • Pasta & Canned Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Ready to Heat and Eat Meals
  • Granola Bars
  • Juice boxes
Chain of Lakes is collecting
new household goods for
HOPE Place,
the transitional living facility
in Anoka County for
homeless youth.
Thank you!
Top needs at HOPE Place:
  • Pots and Pans
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Blenders
  • Toasters
  • 9 X 12 Baking Pans with Lids
  • Plastic Food Storage containers
  • Twin size sheet sets
  • Bathroom rug, shower curtain, curtain rings
  • Bath towels, hand towels and washcloths
  • Vacuum Cleaners

Fundraising Events Coordinated by

Chain of Lakes Church: 

December 30, 2017, Chain of Lakes bagged groceries at Cub Foods, Blaine and raised $1350 for HOME Street, the household supply room at HOPE Place.  Items purchased and needed on an ongoing basis are listed above.
December 21, 2017, Chain of Lakes prepared and served the Holiday Meal at HOPE Place in Coon Rapids.
December 20, 2017, Chain of Lakes prepared a meal and served Stepping Stone in Anoka County.
Bowling Small Group, donated $283 to HOPE Place for vacuum cleaners and pots and pans for HOME Street
October 26, 2017, Chain of Lakes partnered with Blaine High School for the 4th annual Box City!
2016 and 2017,  Silents Auctions have raised over $7,000 for HOPE 4 Youth.  Silent Auction events took place at Espresso Yourself, 
the music and arts venue of Chain of Lakes.
Be an Extraordinary Blessing! December 2016, the Extraordinary Blessing campaign raised $6,500 for HOPE 4 Youth.
October 27, 2016, Chain of Lakes Church partnered with Blaine High School to sponsor the 3rd annual Box City.  Students, staff and volunteers from Chain of Lakes slept outside in boxes to bring awareness of teen homelessness to the community. Over one hundred students from Blaine High School registered for Box City this year!  The evening began at 6:30 pm with a program highlighting youth homelessness with guest speaker, Lisa Jacobson, Executive Director at HOPE 4 Youth, sharing news about HOPE 4 Youth and the events happening in Anoka County. Pastor Paul Moore from Chain of Lakes Church shared the work that Chain of Lakes does every day to help to bring an end to youth homelessness by 2020.
February of 2016, Chain of Lakes collected bags of food for homeless teens at Blaine High School so that those in need would have food over spring break. On March 8, 2016, the Spring Break food bags were put into backpacks and for 26 homeless students.
October 22, 2015, Chain of Lakes staff and volunteers helped organize and support Blaine High School’s 2nd annual Box City.  Students, faculty and individuals from Chain of Lakes slept out of doors, in the cold, in a box to raise awareness and donations for homeless teens in the community.
September of 2015 Chain of Lakes Church hosted a carnival to benefit HOPE 4 Youth. 
June and July of 2015, the Outreach Team collected supplies and necessities for Survival Bags for homeless teens. 14 Survival Bags were donated to HOPE 4 Youth.  Survival bags will be used by youth who are homeless who sleep in their cars, in parks or under bridges.  Survival Bags consist of a rolling duffle bag, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, wash cloths, socks, gloves, stocking hat, toiletries, notebook, pen and food.  Total donation $2,100.
Spring of  2014, Chain of Lakes offered to organize and support a Box City at Blaine High School. With speakers arranged to begin the evening talking about teen homelessness, a truckload of boxes to be delivered, a minimal box dinner to be served, Chain of Lakes and Blaine High School hosted a Box City on October 9, 2014 to raise awareness for homeless teens in Anoka County.
Spring of 2014 Chain of Lakes raised over $1000 to help homeless teen programs by hosting a Pancake Breakfast.
Survival Bags donated by Chain of Lakes

Survival Bags donated

Setting up for Box City!

Setting up for Box City!

Enjoying breakfast for a cause

Enjoying breakfast for a cause

Food Shelves at Tiger Takeout

Food Shelves at Tiger Take Out

Spring Break food donations

Spring Break food donations 2016

Shopping for HOME Street,
the supply room at HOPE Place
Complete HOPE Place Donation List Below
(Donations of new or like new goods)
Donations can be made in the
Community Life Center at Chain of Lakes Church.
Please complete a Donation Receipt form at
Chain of Lakes when making your donation.
Thank you.
  • Forks, knives, spoons, serving spoons
  • Silverware organizer (drawer insert)
  • Dishes (e.g. plates, glasses, mugs, bowls, serving platters, etc.)
  • Trash and recycling cans,
  • Dish soap and sponges/scrubbers
  • Pots and pans
  • Oven mitts
  • Spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.
  • Container for countertop storage of spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Plastic containers for food storage (e.g. Tupperware or Gladware)
  • Rolls of aluminum foil, wax paper, plastic wrap, and parchment paper, multi size zip-lock bags
  • Paper (or newspaper) to line cupboards and shelves
  • Cutting boards
  • Dish towels
  • Dish drying rack
  • Ice cube trays
  • Blender
  • Hand mixer
  • Can opener
  • Colander
  • Tablecloth or placemats
  • Trivets
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Small coffee maker
  • Teakettle
  • Small area rug

Entrance Area                                   

  • Welcome mat, outside the door
  • Small area rug, for just inside the door
  • Wall hooks for jackets, keys, etc.

Living Room                                                                    

  • Throw pillows for couch/chairs
  • Lamp


  • Shower curtain (and rings to hold it up)
  • Shower caddy
  • Toilet brush 
  • Toilet plunger
  • Bath mat(s)
  • Trash can
  • Over-the-door towel hook
  • Towels (bath and hand) and washcloths, 3 each