Western Communities Action Network, Inc. (WeCAN)

Mission Statement

WeCAN is a community nonprofit which empowers and equips children, individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments WeCAN provided a variety of support services empowering individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency. Total number of unique (unduplicated) individuals served: 1,322 Total number of unduplicated households served: 555 Total number of services provided: 5,867 Services by age: 51% of those served were adults 38% of those served were children 11% of those served were seniors Services by type: Adopt a Family holiday gifts- 380 people served Birthday shelf- 144 children served Coats, Hats, Mittens- 1,178 distributed Pet food- 500 pounds distributed Meals on Wheels- 7,977 meals delivered Blankets/Quilts- 76 distributed School supplies- 213 children served Kids’ Food Bags- 510 distributed Total pounds of food distributed via Mobile Market programs- 45,165
Current Goals -Assess present programs and service offerings and develop new programs for gaps in service. -Complete Charities Review Council Accountability Standards. -Create new mechanisms for an individual giving program. -Continue building awareness and support of WeCAN in the communities it represents. -Work with Board of Directors to establish mechanisms to select new board members; update the board handbook and position description.
Community or Constituency Served WeCAN serves residents of Mound, Minnetrista, Rockford, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay, Navarre, Minnetonka Beach, Maple Plain, Loretto, Independence and Greenfield who are living at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Geographic Area Served Western Hennepin County: Mound, Minnetrista, Rockford, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay, Navarre, Minnetonka Beach, Maple Plain, Loretto, Independence, Greenfield.

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Organization Last Reviewed on 03/27/2019

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5213 Shoreline Drive
Mound, MN 55364
Phone: 952-472-0742
Website: www.wecanmn.org

General Information

Alternative Name: WeCAN
EIN: 41-1466409
Principal Staff: Christie Larson
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
Number of Volunteers: 200
Number of Clients: 1500
Ruling Year: 1986


Board Chair: Jenni Henderson
Number of Board Members: 13
Board Meetings with Quorum: 8
Average Member Attendance: 10.5

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