RUSC Kinship Newsletter

Spring 2024

Browse the articles below and find out what we've been up to!

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Thank You to this Season’s Donors

Thank you to our generous donors and Give to the Max Donors this season! We couldn’t do it without your support.

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Pack Drum Line Performance at UMM

The Pack Drumline performed at the University of Minnesota Morris Campus as part of their Performing Arts Series. Big Shout Out to Liz and UMM for inviting RUSC Kinship! It was a loud and wild night, but oh so fun!!

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RUSC Kinship at the Humane Society

RUSC Kinship wanted to give back. We made cat and dog treats and beds for our furry friends at the Stevens County Humane Society.  The treats were certainly a hit with our furry friends!

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Annual Quarter Kraze

Annual Quarter Kraze fundraiser was a hit, great crowd, tons of prizes, and lots of fun.   Thank you to all of the vendors who took part in the event and Lisa Burns for being the auctioneer for the Quarter Kraze.  

Stevens County Historical Society and Museum

A Night at the Museum

The Stevens County Historical Society and Museum hosted RUSC Kinship for the evening. Bill Eckerson, from the museum, shared history about our community and showed us lots of interesting things that have yet to make it to the museum floor.

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library – February 2024 Update

February was I Love to Read Month and the elementary students at the Morris Area Elementary School and St. Mary’s wanted to share their love of reading with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library participants of Stevens County.


Celebrating National Mentoring Month

In January, RUSC Kinship recognized National Mentoring Month by hosting our annual bowling and pizza party to honor our mentors and mentees.

Andie & Cathy

Celebrating Our New Matches

It’s always a celebration when we have new matches – click in to find out more!

Saqqara and Jeanne

Graduation of Mentees

Turning 18 also means graduating from the RUSC Kinship program. We have two mentees who are graduating from our program. Saqqara & Jeanne have been matched since 2016 and Gay & Daniel have been matched since 2018.

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Be a Champion of Kinship

Champions for Kinship is a monthly giving program that directly benefits the youth throughout Stevens County. Your donation supports the youth and volunteers every month.