Become aware of homelessness in Minot

YWCA Minot will be making an appearance at the Dakota Square Mall on March 30 from noon to 3 p.m. to help bring awareness about homelessness in Minot. Alongside the demonstration, Dakota Square Mall will be hosting a supply drive for YWCA.

The YWCA works to provide support and care for women and children in Minot facing homelessness. As a non-profit, they run solely on donations and grants from the community to help them aid those in need.

On Saturday volunteers will line Dakota Square Mall with signs to help bring awarenesss to the community about YWCA Minot, homelessness in Minot and the stories of those who have faced it.

“People will be dressed like every day people because we want to share that these experiences can happen to anyone,” said YWCA executive director Ashley Boyd.

The goal is to raise awareness about the struggles that the women and children that the YWCA helps.

Alongside the demonstration will be a supply drive. The YWCA Minot is always welcome to donations, but after a fire and water damage, they are in greater need of supplies now.

Boyd says the YWCA is primarily in need of cleaning supplies, including disinfectant wipes and trash bags, larger diapers and pull-ups and baby wipes.

As an added incentive to donate to the Dakota Square Mall’s supply drive, anyone who donates will get a discount to see the Easter Bunny.