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Education: The Cure and the Problem

Education: The Cure and the Problem When working with job seekers at Daily Work, our focus tends to be the immediate job search process. However, lately, many of the job seekers I work with have decided to pursue education of one form or another. Whether they are taking a class to get their GED or entering a graduate-level degree program, these job seekers have to carefully balance their families, work, and other obligations, not to mention their finances, for a chance at better opportunities later. This takes massive amounts of dedication and work for which these job seekers should be …
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Daily Work Earns Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards® Seal

We Are a Meets Standards® Organization!   Daily Work  Earns Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards® Seal We’re thrilled to announce that Daily Work is now a Charities Review Council Meets Standards® organization! Nonprofit organizations, such as Daily Work, earn the Meets Standards® seal by voluntarily participating in Charities Review Council’s Accountability Wizard® review process. The only web-based product of its kind, the Accountability Wizard® is a time-tested tool, elevated by nationally recognized capacity building practitioners and philanthropic thought leaders. The Accountability Wizard® is based on Charities Review Council’s 25 Accountability Standards®, a balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, …
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Personal Care Pacs

Personal Care Pacs It’s the middle of winter in Minnesota and it is COLD. I never thought about the value of lotion until the Daily Work staff made personal care pacs for job-seekers. The number one request from men and women alike?  Lotion! Winters are hard on everyone and with extra dollars going towards the heating bills, a few necessary personal care products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand lotion, and body wash can save a few bucks for job seekers…and ensure they are fresh and ready for their next interview. Daily Work interns and volunteers brainstormed on what to do …
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Hot Meals for the Holidays

Hot Meals for the Holidays By: April Pierce, Communications & Web Services Intern The end of 2018 is only a few weeks away, and with it comes the exciting and hectic holiday season. No matter your background, the holidays give you the opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones. Gifts, family get-togethers, food, and decorations are just a few of the things that job-seeking families might be struggling to budget for this month. The list below includes some helpful hot meal events available to those who are interested. 1. The Salvation Army – Description: The Salvation Army will be holding their annual …
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How Daily Work Helped Me

How Daily Work Helped Me By: Marsue McKarr, Case Management Intern Since starting my internship at Daily Work in May 2018, I’ve learned a lot about myself. As an immigrant myself, I learned that I often categorize all immigrants as having the same problems, but through meeting job seekers at Daily Work, I now see how different and unique each of us is.  We all have our own individual strengths and problems. I have met clients who are more familiar with the computer than I am. I have also seen clients that have had a job for more than 5-10 …
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Daily Work Holiday Donation Drive – Make Someone’s Holiday Happier

Daily Work Holiday Donation Drive – Make Someone’s Holiday Happier As a child, I loved the holiday season! The holidays are a special time when you can spend time with family and friends, see festive decorations everywhere you go, and listen to special holiday music and stories. Getting presents is also a holiday tradition that also can create a lot of joy for children. At Daily Work, job seekers with children are often concerned about how they will be able to get presents for their children when money is tight. In order to ease this stress, Daily Work is accepting …
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Celebrate #Giving Tuesday with your #Unselfie.

Celebrate #Giving Tuesday with your #Unselfie.  Giving Tuesday, also known as #GivingTuesday, is an international movement to encourage charitable gifts and acts. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is all about what you can give, rather than what you can buy. To showcase your generosity, post a picture of yourself with a sign telling others about who you support and why. Then share it on all your social media accounts with the hashtag #Unselfie! Be selfless with your Unselfies this #GivingTuesday… or whenever you give a charitable gift. It might seem strange, but your Unselfies will showcase your favorite …
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Tis the season to be thankful…and Daily Work is thankful for YOU!

Tis the season to be thankful…and Daily Work is thankful for YOU! Many job seekers are able and willing to work, but have not successfully been able to gain employment or acquire the skills they need on their own. Because of YOU, together we are providing the one-to-one, personalized coaching and mentoring that is turning job seekers into valued employees who earn a living wage. Your support provides job seekers with: Help identifying short and long-term goals and identifying barriers to work. Developing a resume, cover letter and identifying jobs and workplaces that correspond to their work interests and skills. …
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Change a Life and Build a Better Future

Change a Life and Build a Better Future You’ve probably heard a lot about Give to the Max Day (GTMD), but what exactly is GTMD and why should you consider donating today? Frequently Asked Questions about GTMD: Q: What makes donating on Give to the Max Day so important? A: GTMD encourages thousands of donations for Minnesota’s worthy causes and each gift made on November 15 is entered into drawings every 10 minutes for additional cash contributions. One randomly selected donation will receive a $10,000 Golden Ticket at the end of Give to the Max Day! Q: Is Daily Work …
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Daily Work won a Golden Ticket worth $500!

At 2:00 a.m. – Daily Work won a Golden Ticket worth $500!  What’s that you say? It’s an incentive to make a donation today, on Give to the Max Day, Minnesota’s Giving Holiday! Every donation made to Daily Work today at GiveMN.org will be entered into a drawing that takes place every 10 minutes!  If your donation is selected, Daily Work will receive a Golden Ticket, worth either $500 or $1,000! Check out the other winners here: https://www.givemn.org/giving-events/gtmd18/prize-winners Donate Now! Don’t forget, every donation made today and through December 31 will also be matched by our generous challenge donors!