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Courageous change takes all of us. We partner with people who are willing to use their compassion, resources and skills to support our mission of improving lives today and for generations to come. Together we work toward creating a better future for families and communities in Saint Paul and beyond!


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The work that I have done here feels more fulfilling than any paid job I ever could have done.

Kathryn Schleich, volunteer

In Wilder, we have found an organization that does not look the other way at poverty, discrimination and social injustice. 

Mike and Kathy Buendgen, Wilder Donors

Connecting with the clients each week is the reason I continue to show up.

Tracey Cross, Wilder Meals on Wheels Volunteer

Here's How Others Got Involved at Wilder and You Can Too

Faith Her with her mother, Mary Her

Wilder Supporters Share Why They Give

Generous donors like Faith Her, Mike and Kathy Buendgen, Ilse and Omar Akbar, and the Mayer and Bongard families share how and why they support Wilder.


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Tracey Cross, Wilder Meals on Wheels volunteer

Meals on Wheels helps Wilder volunteer Tracey Cross stay involved during the pandemic

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant stepping back to stay safe. For Tracey Cross, Wilder’s Meals on Wheels program provided the perfect opportunity to step out—and step up. "It gave me purpose,” Tracey says, calling volunteeri...More about this story »

Girl posting behind backpacks donated to Wilder's annual backpack drive

Julie Smith's daughter celebrates 16th birthday with backpack drive for Wilder participants

During summer 2021, Julie Smith and her three children, ages 16, 13 and 9, brainstormed ways they could make a meaningful contribution to the community at a time when hands-on, face-to-face interactions were limited. They landed on a sch...More about this story »

Chalese Knight, a Wilder supportive housing team member, unloads food boxes from her car

How Wilder Is Adapting to Meet Community Needs

Through a global pandemic, the unrest and community pain following the murder of George Floyd, and economic and financial uncertainty, Wilder has adapted and innovated to continue critical services that help families thrive. Here ar...More about this story »