3rd Annual “Jump Start the New You” Post Holiday Tea & Spiritual Empowerment Seminar

Our 3rd Annual Jump Start the New You was a whopping success! Over 120 woman attended our Post Holiday Tea and Spiritual Empowerment Seminar.

Stay posted for the upcoming Pressing Forward Brunch, which is a follow-up to the Jump Start seminars.

This year’s Pressing Forward Brunch will be held at First Covenant Church, 1280 Arcade, St. Paul, MN  55106 on Saturday, March 22 at 11:00 A.M.

Show your east side pride


Show your east side pride
on Give to the Max Day.

Today, November 14 is Give to the Max Day, a 24 hour annual fundraiser for nonprofits across Minnesota. Your commitment to improving the lives of single moms and youth on the east side of St. Paul has already made a difference. And now is our chance to show others how much we care about the east side.

Every hour on Give to the Max Day, a nonprofit will be chosen to win an extra $1,000. Each gift increases our chance to be chosen as a winner. That means there are 24 chances for Family Values for Life to win an extra $1,000.

Here’s the really exciting part: At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation from across Minnesota will be randomly selected for a $10,000 gift!

The more gifts we receive online on November 14, the more our chances increase to receive extra donations throughout the day. And the whole state will be watching. So please consider supporting Family Values for Life on Thursday, November 14. Forward this email to your family and friends, share it on Facebook, Tweet about it!

Ready to give now? You can make a donation and have it count for Give to the Max Day by scheduling a donation.

We are deeply thankful for all of the support you have shown Family Values for Life.


Alfreda Flowers
Executive Director
Family Values for Life

Alfreda Flowers: Building Strong Families

 Meghan Lerch, Target, and Mike Anderson, SPPS Foundation, shown with Alfreda (center), as she receives $5,000 in Target gift cards to purchase back-to-school items for kids on the East Side.

Meghan Lerch, Target, and Mike Anderson, SPPS Foundation, shown with Alfreda (center), as she receives $5,000 in Target gift cards to purchase back-to-school items for kids on the East Side.

Born and raised in Saint Paul and a Central High School grad, Alfreda Flowers has dedicated her life to helping others. She found her way to her current position as the Executive Director and founder of Family Values for Life after helping others for many years through other organizations. She is dedicated to her community and to building strong families.

Caring for others seems to be Alfreda’s calling. She was the oldest girl of 7 children, with one older brother, and has always taken on the responsibility of caring for her siblings. She married at the age of 18 and has 8 children and 9 grandchildren.

Alfreda was known as the “community mom”. She was a licensed daycare provider for 18 years, with her focus on single parent homes. It gave her the opportunity to provide a safe place for children to go. People were over all the time and she opened up her home to friends and family.

When her youngest child started 1st grade, it became apparent to Alfreda that she needed something different.

“I wanted to be able to be home with my children when they were out of school.”

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Back To School Event


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1500 backpacks filled with school supplies, free hair cuts for children, free food and entertainment will be offered at Family Values for Life Back to School Event on August 28. Join Family Values for Life for their community Back to School Event on August 28 at the Wilder Recreation Center in Saint … Continue reading

Give to the Max Day is Here!

Today is Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day. Please remember to keep Family Values for Life in your giving plan. Your donation allow Family Values for Life to partner with families to cultivate communities that are spiritually empowered, mentally alert, physically fit and financially secure. Together we build capacities for families to network and … Continue reading