What’s sweet this month?
Please join us for the August Member Spotlight with Cookie Cart.
The Cookie Cart began in the early 1980s as a grassroots effort by Sister Jean Thuerauf, who opened her North Minneapolis home to neighborhood youth in an effort to help them escape gang recruitment. Every day after school, Sister Jean’s home was filled with young people working on homework and baking cookies. Word quickly spread of Sister Jean’s generosity, and, soon, her home was not large enough for the number of youth or cookies.
A pushcart was furnished by supporters of Sister Jean’s efforts, and young people began selling their cookies on the streets of North Minneapolis. In 1988, the Cookie Cart was registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and the cookie baking was moved to a bakery on Emerson Avenue North, near West Broadway Avenue. Today, the Cookie Cart is located on West Broadway Avenue, in the heart of North Minneapolis. Since its inception, the Cookie Cart has served literally thousands of young people who live in North Minneapolis.
FREE for SEA-TC Members and Guests.
Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013
Time: 12:15 -1:45 pm
Location: Cookie Cart (1119 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411)
We encourage people to have lunch at one of the many great restaurants in the area before the program begins at 12:15.
Parking is available on the street along the block and in a small parking lot behind the building.