You no longer must wait for the third Saturday to get your supplies! We are happy to announce that you are invited to visit the ETS supply store once a month during business hours so that you may shop at your convenience.
To continue to verify your eligibility and keep everyone honest, we are implementing an ID system. Once you have an ETS photo ID, that will be all you need to acquire supplies, use our facilities, attend groups or classes, and even earn rewards points each time you visit. You will be able to redeem your points for cool swag, gift cards, specialty items, etc. You may acquire an ID by visiting ETS during regular business hours. Make sure you have your VA ID or DD-214.
What began as a fortuitous meeting with the Marrier family at a small Wisconsin church soon became a large scale supply and collections operation. The Marrier’s, through their non-profit organization The Hands Foundation, had already begun to collect and distribute quilts and winter items for those in need. Having heard about the staggering numbers of Homeless Veterans in the U.S., they had begun searching out ways to help. Then came the fateful meeting between Deb Marrier and Jessi McKenna and the rest is history. That meeting, and everything that has happened since, can only be described as miraculous.
The effort of The Hands Foundation, and the Marrier family, has made an immeasurable difference in our ability to serve homeless vets in the Twin Cities. Even better, we have become true friends, which make us even more effective in our service to others. Every Third Saturday will always be indebted to the Marrier family for their generosity and the energy they bring to everything they do. We look forward to many more years of service with them as Every Third Saturday becomes an organization of its own, and expands to begin offering assistance to veterans who have struggled since leaving service, and their families, in areas such as employment, finances, relationships, health, and faith.
We accept donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4. We accept gently used clothing and shoes. Please no household items.
“When we saw the numbers (of homeless Veterans in the U.S.) there was simply nothing else we could do but get involved and we could not have gotten involved with a better organization than Every Third Saturday.”
— Deb Marrier, The Hands Foundation
Items that have been handed out to the homeless and struggling Veterans.
Homemade quilts made, collected, and handed out to Veterans.