Tusen Tack (a thousand thanks)

a nonprofit benefiting the residents surrounding Braham, MN

The Braham Event Center operated by Tusen Tack, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Braham, MN for weddings, events, expos, celebrations and conventions serving Cambride, Mora, Pine City, Rush City and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.Tusen Tack builds community and enhances the quality of life of residents in East Central Minnesota through the engagement of volunteers, partnerships with other non-profit organizations and providing services, including the operation of the Tusen Tack Thrift Store, Braham Community Event Center (aka the Braham Event Center), the Alice Studt Library, the Braham Area Food Shelf and other charitable activities.

Tusen Tack operates four core programs that engage area residents in ways that improve their health and create a healthy community. All four operating units rely primarily or exclusively on a highly engaged group of volunteers. Tusen Tack’s operations address poverty and seek to help people build healthier lives. Mental and emotional well-being is essential to overall health. Tusen Tack’s operating entities help by providing space, organized activities and opportunities for volunteering, which encourage social participation and inclusion for all people, including children, seniors and persons with disabilities. Giving back to the community is a focus for Tusen Tack. We provide employment opportunities for contract businesses, such as snow removal, carpet cleaning, electrical work, etc. We hope to employ more people internally as we continue to grow.

The organization improves the economics of vulnerable families and children, supports the economic development of east central Minnesota, advances arts and cultural learning, and encourages volunteerism and social entrepreneurship.

Community Impact Statement (click to view PDF document)
 

GuideStar nonprofit information profile

Mission & Values

“To improve the quality of life by providing a gathering place.”
 

Mission of Tusen Tack

  • 1. To receive donated, gently used clothing, miscellaneous household items, small appliances, usable furniture, books, medical supplies and sewing supplies (We do not take electronic devices, mattresses, soiled or broken items).
  • 2. To sell donated items at a nominal price.
  • 3. To use the net revenues of these sales to give financial aid to:
  1. Braham Area Food Shelf.
  2. Hospice programs for the four county regional area encompassing Isanti, Kanabec, Pine and Chisago counties.
  3. Braham Area School District by providing clothing to students in need, providing opportunities for students, and two scholarships to graduating seniors. Braham Area School District is to be defined as the area within Independent School District #314.
  4. To finance, own, operate and improve the Braham Event Center for the four county regional area encompassing Isanti, Kanabec, Pine and Chisago counties.
  5. Many other community organizations as need arises.
  • 4. To help with special needs of our local law enforcement, local Fire Department, local Ministerium,  or local area needs resulting from catastrophic events, as funds permit.
  • 5. To donate merchandise to individuals or organizations as request in writing or approved by two Board members.

 

In 2012, community members and volunteers from Tusen Tack discussed their vision for the Braham Event Center. Click here to watch the video.

In 2019, the center will celebrate its 5th anniversary.