September 2023 News

August 2023 News

Aug 31
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota recognized 85 honorees from across the organization with the prestigious 2023 Spirit Award at a luncheon celebration in St. Cloud, Minn. on August 15. The award honors employees, nominated by their supervisors, who demonstrate outstanding commitment and dedication to the vision and mission of the organization.
Aug 29

As students head back to school this fall, Foster Grandparents are needed! These special volunteers offer a caring presence and support to help students boost their confidence and academic success. In a recent radio interview, Carolyn Scherer with LSS shared the joys, rewards and benefits of becoming a Foster Grandparent. She also highlighted the need for Senior Companions who serve as a friendly visitor to older adults and help them with errands. Learn more and tune in! 

Aug 16

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, or LSS, is seeking Foster Grandparent volunteers in communities statewide to provide one-to-one mentoring and tutoring for children and youth in the classroom and other settings. “So many children just need a little attention and understanding to make a positive difference in their day. When I volunteer, I know that I have made a difference in their lives,” said Roberta Klekotka, a foster grandparent.

July 2023 News

Jul 20
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, also serving North Dakota, was awarded $3,000 by the FM Area Foundation to continue supporting older adults in the community through the Senior Companion service. This service provides meaningful opportunities for older adult volunteers, age 55 years and older, who are matched with other older adults that share their interests and need person-to-person support so they can remain healthy and independent.
Jul 10
Millions of Americans are trying to figure out what’s next with their student loan debt, and that includes tens of thousands of Minnesotans. MPR News Host Angela Davis talked with Kim Miller, LSS Financial Counseling, about student loans and first steps to consider as student loan payments resume in October.