Despite some downright frigid weather, passions didn’t cool on fundraising for Hope 4 Youth.

The Anoka-based nonprofit recruited volunteers to spend an hour outside to raise money during its Out in the Cold 4 Youth event Dec. 4 – 8.

Volunteers signed up to stay outside at three locations, including the Andover Fire Station and Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, encouraging drivers to stop by and drop off donations.

Armed with signs and oversized stockings, the volunteers stood in parking lots and along roadsides to flag down anyone willing to give.

The funds collected go to Hope 4 Youth, which provides resources for homeless youth under the age of 24, according to its website.

Programs like the nonprofit’s drop-in center help connect homeless youth with basic resources like food and clothing as well as aiding in the next steps to find short-term and long-term housing, jobs and finishing education, according to the website.

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