Brooklyn Center is a small city with a big heart. And that heart is broken and healing. Below are ways you can help the community heal. Whether making a monetary donation or dropping off essential supplies, please use these resources to help us address the current upheaval and prepare for the long-term impact on our beloved community.

  • Brooklyn Center nonprofit CAPI USA is collecting and distributing basic needs items and nonperishable goods. Items can be donated at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church (5929 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center) across the street from CAPI, and volunteers are needed to help organize and distribute the items. Donations and volunteers are needed Wednesday, April 21, 12 - 5 p.m., and Friday, April 23, 12 - 5 p.m. Follow CAPI on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for specific donation items needed. Sign up to volunteer. 
  • Brooklyn Center Community Schools is collecting items via the Resource Distribution Center at the Blue Barn from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., now through Friday, April 23. The biggest needs are water and household cleaning supplies. 
  • CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Programs) serves the communities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and many more with resources that help individuals and families meet their basic daily needs, including food and housing assistance, and access to hygiene and child care items. Follow CEAP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Fox Run in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes is collecting donation items starting Saturday, April 17 and throughout May. Check their website for open store hours. Fox Run will accept nonperishable food, sanitary goods, and monetary donations to provide to the Brooklyn Center Community Schools. The store will also match the monetary donations up to $1,000.
  • Pup Culture MN is collecting pet supplies for residents in the community now through 9 a.m. Friday, April 23. They are collecting unopened and unexpired pet food and treats in their original packaging, and unopened cat litter. Check their Instagram page for details. 
  • Forgotten Star Brewing in Fridley is hosting a Community Food and Supply Drive through Tuesday, April 20. Bring any donations you have to the taproom. Items needed: nonperishable food, bottled water, medical supplies, feminine hygiene products, and diapers size 6-8.
  • Go Fund Me: Brooklyn Center Schools – Student and Family Support – Donations are used to purchase essential items and food for families in need.
  • Go Fund Me: Brooklyn Center Kids and Families – All proceeds go to the Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park communities to provide meals for students and families in the coming weeks. Funds will also be used for providing emotional support for students at the schools.
  • Go Fund Me: The Daunte Wright Sr. Memorial Fund –  All funds raised go towards covering funeral and burial expenses, mental health and grief counseling, and providing support to Daunte’s infant son, Daunte Wright, Jr.
  • Follow the account HolisticHeaux on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for ways to directly support Chyna, the mother of Daunte Wright Jr. including where to make monetary payments via Cashapp or Venmo, and where and when to drop off baby clothes and diapers.
  • ACER (African Career, Education and Resource, Inc.) is a leading community-based organization in Brooklyn Park working towards systemic change that advances racial, health, and economic equality. Follow the ACER Facebook page for further information and how you can help.
  • Mpls. St.Paul Magazine: How to Help Daunte Wright's Family and Brooklyn Center
  • Twin Cities Eater highlights metro restaurants and breweries that have pledged support and donations to the verified Go Fund Me campaign for Daunte Wright Jr.: Twin Cities Restaurants Pledge Funds to Support Daunte Wright’s Family

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