Advent Cares Program: Empowering Women and Girls Across Twin Cities

Advent Group has a strong commitment to our community, with a team focus on giving back. That’s why each year, with our Advent Cares program, we support several non-profit organizations through staff volunteerism, advocacy, and charitable giving. We focus on organizations that align with our philanthropic mission to help improve the social, economic and educational conditions of women and children in the Twin Cities region.

This year, two of the organizations we selected to support include Girl Scouts River Valleys, and Dress for Success Twin Cities. The Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, while Dress for Success Twin Cities empowers women to achieve economic independence and inspire change.

In April, Advent Group was a bronze level sponsor of the Girl Scouts’ Women of Distinction event, a signature annual fundraiser where outstanding women and girls are honored for their accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to creating a positive difference. In August, we co-sponsored a fun, hands-on event for a local troop earning their “Car Care” badges. The girls learned about automotive safety, maintenance, and career options from Dunwoody Institute and Village Automotive Group, as well as job searching and interview preparation from Advent Group owner, Mary Younggren.

Advent Group proudly supports Dress for Success Twin Cities through advocacy and employment counseling; providing interview training, resume consultation, career advisement, and more. In September, members of our staff traveled to the Dress for Success offices to conduct mock interviews with women from Minnesota’s Correctional Facility in Shakopee.

You Can Help Too!

If you have interview appropriate clothing or accessories available for donation, or would like to learn how else you can support Dress for Success Twin Cities, please visit or call 651-646-6000.

For more information about supporting Girl Scouts River Valleys, visit or call 800-845-0787.

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