The Lift: Sticking Together

Connecting youth with caring adults

What is The Lift?

The Lift runs job and life skills programs for youth from under-resourced neighborhoods in Saint Paul.

With healthy relationships at their core, these programs equip teens and young adults with the tools they need to succeed in the workforce, manage their thoughts and feelings, and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Read more about our youth programs here!

Stick with us

Our annual fundraiser runs until November 1. If we can get 300 people like you to donate by then, no matter the amount, we'll receive a matching gift of $5,000! Join hands with a network of donors from throughout the country and help us connect youth to caring adults.

Thank you gifts

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As a donor, you’re a vital part of our community, regardless of how much you're able to give. So every person who donates, no matter how much, will receive this exclusive sticker sheet featuring Lift logos designed by our students. Stick them to your laptop, your water bottle, or your notebook as a reminder of the community you've helped build!

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Monthly contributions help us plan for the future by providing us with a stable, predictable source of financing. If you decide to make a recurring donation of any amount, you'll also receive this nifty Neighborhood Magnet in addition to the sticker sheet. This was made for our very first fundraiser to reflect our East Side neighborhood, and we hope you'll love having a piece of our community stuck to your fridge!

Frequently asked questions

What if I'm already a monthly donor? Do I still get a sticker sheet and magnet?

Yes! If you donate monthly through CommitChange, you do not need to do anything more. We'll send you a donor survey when the campaign is over to gather your mailing address.

What if I'm a monthly donor through a different website, or by mail?
That's a-okay! We'd love to send you your thank you gifts. Please shoot an email to with your information and we’ll get you taken care of.

When will I receive my sticker sheet and/or magnet?

We’re hoping to have them in the mail by the first week of December. We'll send you a donor survey when the campaign is over to collect your address.

How can I keep track of what The Lift is doing throughout the year?

We want you to feel confident that we're using your money wisely. Follow our program activities on Instagram, Facebook, or sign up for our email newsletter.

Are donations tax deductible?
Yep. The Lift is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

For all other inquiries, please email us at and we’ll be glad to help you out!