Good In The Hood

Good in the 'Hood is an urban-based, partnering organization committed to initiating and sustaining focused acts of kindness as a means of inspiring neighborhood decency and personal transformation. We believe that goodness and kindness are change-agent qualities and it is our firm conviction that urban renewal will take place when a focused and contagious momentum of kindness is made manifest. Our desire is to inspire individuals, families and entire neighborhoods to take responsibility and ownership for the growth, improvement and well-being of their personal lives and community. Through partnerships and kindness-based initiatives we believe the physical, emotional and spiritual climate of an entire community can be changed for good.

We facilitate a variety of programs designed to spread intentional kindness throughout the Twin Cities. We feed people through our Food in the 'Hood, Campus Cupboard, Food For Thought, and Weekend Pack programs. We collect and distribute new and gently used shoes through our Shoe Away Hunger social enterprise and provide holiday help through our Thanksgiving Distribution and Adopt-a-Family programs. See more at

Hospitality House

Hospitality House provides free or significantly reduced cost lodging to patients and their families while receiving medical care away from their home communities. Unlike a hotel, Hospitality House provides opportunities for those going through similar stressful situations to come together as a community where they can support one another. Hospitality House offers a shared kitchen, a common living area and a private bedroom just like a home, creating a warm and comfortable place far from home. Hospitality House helps alleviate the financial burden often associated with a medical crisis for both patients and family members receiving care from Mercy One, Hospice of North Iowa, The Heart Center, and the Cancer Center located in Mason City, Iowa.