New Pathways raises $13,000 during Box City

The fifth annual Box City hosted by New Pathways was on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Isanti County Fairgrounds. The event supports New Pathways and raises awareness about homelessness in Central Minnesota. New Pathways raised about $13,000 with 51 people attending. Most creative dwelling for a group and most money raised for a group went to the River of Life Church—they made a huge log cabin out of rolls of cardboard. Most creative dwelling for an individual and most money raised for an individual went to Donald Brown, with a very inspirational dwelling.

Based in Cambridge, New Pathways serves homeless families with children by providing private sleeping accommodations, three meals a day, case management, skills training and a safe environment. It serves families with children from Isanti, Chisago, Kanabec, Pine and Mille Lacs counties.

Click on an image to start the slideshow. Photos by Elizabeth Sias