2022 End-of-Year Message

2022 End-of-Year Message

Dec 22, 2022

FamilyMeans News

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As 2022 comes to a close, the FamilyMeans staff and Board of Directors would like to thank you for your generosity and unwavering support this year. We are proud to provide critical services to thousands in our community, helping individuals and families through some of life's toughest challenges. With you, better is truly possible. Thank you.  

Click play button below to view special message from Jim Kroening, President & CEO


Make a 2022 contribution

Support FamilyMeans by making an end-of-year donation.

Individual contributions allow us to continue to provide essential programming to individuals in our community no matter their ability to pay. Gifts of any size are appreciated and critical in helping our programming continue to thrive. 

Secure online donations can be made using the donate button below. 

Checks may be mailed to or dropped off at the FamilyMeans Stillwater Office at 1875 Northwestern Ave. S., Stillwater, MN, 55082. 

Questions about making a contribution? Please connect with Melena Nelson at 651-789-4029 or mnelson@familymeans.org. 





Youth Development Participants Receive Holiday Gifts from the Community

Valley Bookseller 2022

"Book Angels" at Valley Bookseller

Stillwater-based bookstore Valley Bookseller hosted a campaign to help spark a passion for reading in local youth. This annual fundraiser allows FamilyMeans participants to request a specific book or topic that they would like to read. Paper angels with the youth's name and wish are placed throughout the store for customers to purchase. All angels were purchased and we received an extra surprise of  donated gift cards! These contributions mean that each youth program participant will receive a new book this holiday season.

Toy Drive 2022

Stillwater Motors Toy Drive

For the past 14 years, Stillwater Motors has collected holiday gifts for youth in our community. Each year, FamilyMeans is blown away by the generosity of the Stillwater Motors' staff and community who help to fill a room with toys for our families. Thank you for helping to bring special gifts to youth in our programs!

Student Assurance Service Toy Drive

Another longstanding supporter of our toy drive is Student Assurance Service. This year marks year 12 of support, and FamilyMeans couldn't be more grateful for this dedication. Generous gifts from Student Assurance Service filled another room with toys that have been distributed to Cimarron and Landfall families for the holidays! Thank you for your generous gifts!

Toy Drive 2022


A special thank you to Stillwater Sunrise Rotary, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist, and the many additional individual donors that contributed to our holiday gift drive for the families in Cimarron and Landfall. Your generosity allows for local families to have a special holiday season.

BiP Save the date

The 2023 fundraiser will be held on Thursday, March 30 at JX Event Venue in Stillwater.  The event promises to be extra special as we celebrate the Agency's 60 years of success and work to ensure a bright future! Watch your email for more information and ticket sales in the coming weeks.




FamilyMeans offices will be closed on the following dates:

           Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26

            Monday, January 2