Here at The Volk, giving back to our community is the overall goal. Through our creative collaborations and semiannual fashion shows, we are able to raise funds for the following organizations to help us change the way we view mental health.
Allina Mental Health, Mercy Hospital is in the midst of what could completely change the game in Minnesota. In an environment where there are more patients than available beds Allina is setting its sights to construct personalized recovery suites. What this means is no longer will we have 3 patients to a room sleeping on what could be described quite literally as a cot, to miniature apartments that can be fully decked out. Climate control, ambient noise, lighting, all completely customizable for each specific patient to maximize recovery time, and (hopefully) minimize revolution.
Threads for Teen is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping underprivileged teen girls with their confidence and self-esteem through fashion by providing them with brand new, on-trend outfits. Founded in California by teen Allyson Ahlstrom in 2010, the goal was to help young girls within her community. Little did Allyson know that her organization would expand to Minnesota. In 2016 Grace and Katie Myler, became partners with young Allyson and created the Minneapolis rendition of Threads for Teens, which has been a major success. What makes Threads for Teens really special is that they do not accept used clothing (except for prom dresses) everything is brand new and usually donated from clothing stores such as Rue 21, Clare’s and Keds, really keeping the focus on providing on-trend stylish pieces for these young ladies.