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Sanneh Foundation Kicks Off Holiday Giving Fundraiser with NASCAR star Kyle Larson pledging to raise $50K

The Sanneh Foundation Holiday Giving Fundraiser is off to a great start. Starting December 1st on “GivingTuesday,” we began our giving holiday by raising over $12,000 with the help of NASCAR star Kyle Larson. Over the summer, Kyle spent time with Sanneh helping with food distribution, conducting round table conversations with youth staff, and learning about the difficult racial history of the African American community in Minnesota through the help of Hallie Q. Brown. Kyle…

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The Sanneh Foundation becomes a 2020 HERBIE Award winner

Great news, we’re award winners! Giving his acceptance speech from his office at Conway Community Center, Tony Sanneh accepted the 2020 HERBIE Award on behalf of The Sanneh Foundation. The foundation was awarded the 2020 HERBIE Award in the organization category by the Saint Paul Chamber Charitable Foundation. The HERBIE award recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that exemplify the traits inspired by its namesake, Herb Brooks. Each year, two recipients are selected by the Chamber’s Foundation Board. We are…

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The Haitian Initiative starts Back to School Campaign after COVID and Civil Unrest derail school attendance in Haiti

Like everyone else in 2010, Tony Sanneh had Haiti on his mind following the devastating 7.0 earthquake that reduced much of Port-au-Prince to rubble. Shortly after, the Haitian Initiative (H.I.) was started as a collaborative effort to support more than 300 children in Cité Soleil, Haiti. For three hours every day, these children come to the H.I. complex for English classes, soccer training, and a meal–which is often the only meal they receive all day.  After the…

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The Sanneh Foundation receives $25,000 from The Otto Bremer Trust to expand Distance Learning Hub

The Sanneh Foundation receives $25,000 from The Otto Bremer Trust for COVID Response and Distance Learning Hub Sanneh tutor and student The Sanneh Foundation continues to accept more students in their new Distance Learning Hub thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Otto Bremer Trust. For too many working parents distance learning means either leaving their kids home alone in front of a computer or forgoing work in order to be home with their children.…

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Sanneh Spotlight: Tela Bellaphant

Sanneh Spotlight: Tela Bellaphant Tela BellaphantFood Coordinator she/her Background Hi. I am Tela Bellaphant, I was a Dreamline Coach and I am now a Food Coordinator. I worked with American Indian students at Harding High. I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. I am currently studying at Metropolitan State University where I am majoring in social work. I am looking forward to working more with youth in the future because I enjoyed working with youth in the past. Prior to…

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