Care kits assembled by volunteers will assist north Metro charities

More than 130 Pine City volunteers show up at Pine County Fairgrounds to achieve care kit goal 

Gather4Good® is sponsored by Catholic United Financial

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Catholic United Financial is a life insurance and financial products cooperative serving 80,000 Catholics in the Upper Midwest since 1878. As a not-for-profit, Catholic United transforms its profits into purpose, bringing together members, employees and community volunteers to pursue its mission through local grants, post-secondary education scholarships, service opportunities and more. For more information about Catholic United Financial, its Foundation or Credit Union, call 651-490-0170, 1-888-568-6670 or visit us online at

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2019

PINE CITY, Minn. – Catholic United Financial thanks the more than 130 volunteers who achieved the goal of 2,000 assembled care kits on June 9th at our Gather4Good® event. Catholic United staff also want to thank Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Pine City and the Immaculate Conception Catholic United Parish Volunteer Team for their support and behind-the-scenes activity to make the event a success.

Photos and video of the event can be viewed on the project’s website:

Volunteer Angela Forsman said, “This was my first Gather4Good event. All I can say is, ‘Wow’. It was so amazingly organized and fun.”

The assembled kits were delivered to several charities, social agencies and public schools for delivery into the hands of people struggling with the effects of homelessness, abuse and poverty. Our charities partners included Pine and Lakes Community Action Council, Family Pathways, A Place for You Shelter and Hinckley Finlayson Public Schools.

Representatives of these charities report the kits they receive and distribute provide families with items that are desperately needed yet often overlooked. Ensuring a person can meet basic hygiene needs, like brushing their teeth and washing up, provides individuals the chance to focus on larger issues like housing, job skills and healthy lifestyles.

More information about Gather4Good® is available at More information about sponsor Catholic United Financial can be found at