Come help feed hungry kids by showing up for Project Joy on Friday

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Project Joy can’t wait to bring people together at their fundraiser again Friday evening, for the first time since the pandemic began.

Their theme is Channel Your Flannel!

Deb Roach, a volunteer with Project Joy, shared, “We’re hoping for a really big turnout. It’s a warm and cozy theme. It will be a great night for us.”

Founder Laura Plys added, “I think that when you can share with people the heart behind the program, and in-person, it resonates a little more.”

She and her family started this all in honor of her husband, Patrick Plys, who died after a long battle with brain cancer. They focus on feeding hungry kids.

They have expanded over the years, after starting with backpacks for kids who could use more food on the weekends. Now they help provide gift cards to the sheriff’s office, so they can help kids at different scenes they respond to. And they’re working with the pediatric oncology units in Duluth, to see if they can help families there as well.

All the fun starts on Friday at 5pm at the Duluth Curling Club. Enjoy a chili feed, music, silent auction, and more. Tickets are $30 at the door.

You can also bid on items now:

The guest speaker is Katie Hagglund, the new executive director for the Union Gospel Mission.