Minnesota Moment: Hope 4 Youth gives kids perspective on homelessness

December 05, 2018 10:25 PM

Families in Anoka are taking time out of their week to get a better understanding of what it's like to be homeless and raise money for awareness.

The families are spending an hour in a cold shelter set up by Hope 4 Youth, an organization that provides food, clothing and other services.

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Staff said it gives kids an appreciation for what they have.


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"It helps simulate and helps kids understand how nice it is to go home to a warm bed and pillow and blankets when there are some in the community who don't have that luxury," Sonja Kloiber with Hope 4 Youth said.

Organizers said there are 6,000 homeless youth on any given night in Minnesota.

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