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Armful of Love brightens Christmas for thousands 1985The December 23, 1985 This Week News reports on volunteers sorting through hundreds of gifts that will find their way to needy through the Community Action Council's Armful of Love program. CAC is now 360's Communities.
360 CommunitiesVolunteers wrap gifts for the annual Armful of Love holiday gift project. Photo compliments 360 Communities.
360 Communities Each holiday season 360 Communities reach out to the community and volunteers to provide gifts for those in need through the Armful of Love program, stated through the Community Action Council.

ShopJimmy and MN Home Outlet owner, Jimmy Vosika, generously donated the over 12,000 square feet of warehouse space necessary to store and distribute gifts for 1,000 families.
Frank Brennan retires from Community Action CouncilMay 13, 1992 -

Frank Brennan ends his 18 years as director of Community Action Council.
Community Action Council gives meals to hungry residents 1977CAC - Community Action Council feature story in the Dakota County Tribune explains food shelf and clothes closet program for people in need. CAC is now 360 Communities.
Community Action Council to become 360 Communities 2010The long established Community Action Council based on Burnsville announces a name change to 360 Communities effective January, 2010.
Community Action Council 1984The Community Action Council newsletter, November 1984 announces the agency will be moving and expanding to a site on County Road 11. Also in this newsletter the introduction of Anne Hibbard and the availability of the Dakota Help Line directory.
Community Action Council plans anniversary celebration 1980October 21, 1980 Burnsville Sun reports: An open house will take place at Community Action Council for its 10th anniversary. Executive Director Frank Brennan, who joined the agency in 1974 is interviewed.
Community Action Council Information is just a phone call awayFebruary 22, 1995 - Burnsville Sun Current

Community Action Council's Help Line gives you answers... the 24 hour service takes calls ranging from people who are searching for a lost pet to people who are in need of immediate help because of mental health issues...
Driving needy brings satisfaction to CAC Volunteers 1986The Countryside Newspaper February 17, 1986 (a paper owned by the Burnsville Current) reports on volunteers Mabel Harris and Harold Hansen, who volunteer for the Community Action Council's transportation program. CAC is now 360 Communities.
Community Action Council 1973June 14, 1973 Dakota County Tribune

Focus on Community Action Council.
Community Action Council launches fundraising drive 1982August 10, 1982 - Burnsville Sun reports that Community Action Council launched its first annual fundraiser with the theme It all comes back to you. Joanne Shiebler, an official with the Burnsville Current is chairperson.
Community Action Council officially 360 CommunitiesA January 22, 2010 mailing to supporters announces that Community Action Council is now 360 Communities, a non-profit human services agency.
Fifty years of help and hope - 360 Communities - Community Action CouncilFebruary 25, 2022 - Burnsville Eagan Sun/Thisweek News

President and CEO of 360 Communities Jeff Mortensen provides an overview of the history of the agency.
Value of If-a-lone telephone line at Community Action Council 1975July 10, 1975 Minnesota Valley Review features a story about the Community Action Council's Information and Referral Hot Line then called If-A-Lone. According to Executive Director Frank Brennan, the line exists to respond to people's questions and needs. It averaged 502 calls in three months. Mary Ryan (Ajax) who would later become CAC's executive director was phone coordinator and Jack Kennelly was CAC's Public Relations coordinator and author of the article.
Community Action Council celebrates 25 yearsOctober 11, 1995 - Countryside

The Community Action Council, formed by a group of churches has evolved over the years and today is 360 Communities...
Community Action Council 30th anniversaryJuly 8, 2000 Dakota County Tribune:

Community Action Council (now 360 Communities) celebrates its 30th year.
Community Action Council moves to Burnsville The Community Action Center, later known as Community Action Council, and now 360 Communities moved from Apple Valley to Burnsville August, 1975.
Community Action Council moves to BurnsvilleThe Community Action Center, later known as Community Action Council, and now 360 Communities moved from Apple Valley to Burnsville August, 1975.
Community Action Council 1983Community Action Council October 1983 newsletter includes a photo of Information and Referral Coordinator Steve Carlson and a story on the Food Pantry, Lewis House for Battered Women, Long range planning, the HERS bookstore, the need for volunteers and Frank Brennan's column. Today Community Action Council is 360 Communities.
Community Action Council plans larger headquartersMarch, 1979 Burnsville Sun

The Community Action Council (CAC) is excited about its upcoming move into a new facility adjacent to its current office on Nicollet Avenue...
Community Action Council 1983The September, 1983 newsletter for the supporters of the Community Action Council. Featured in this issue: Its Hire a teen program, Two Judy's at the agency, Volunteer opportunities, Lewis House serving battered women, the HERS program, the Clothes Closet and Information and Referral statistics. Today this agency operates as 360 Communities.
Community Action Council 1981The Burnsville Progress Edition, 1981 features the Community Action Council.
Community Action Council Help LIneThe original "Hot line" sponsored by Community Action Council was known as IF-A-LONE.
Community Action Council Clothes Closet gets new look 1974August 1, 1974 Dakota County Tribune reports on the updating of the Clothes Closet, then located in Apple Valley. The following year CAC would move to Burnsville and remains there today under the name 360 Communities.
360 Communities outrach advocate assists police 2020February 21, 2020 - Dakota County Tribune - Heather Davis, an outreach advocate for 360 Communities, based in Burnsville, works along side Farmington and Lakeville Police Departments...
Community Action Council 1985The April, 1985 Newsletter for the Community Action Council reports on its move to 14451 County Road 11. A grand opening for CAC's new multi-human service facility, has been set for April 18.
Community Action Council 1984An informational brochure for the Community Action Council, then at 13760 Nicollet Ave. Their mission: In the spirit of caring for our neighbors, the Community Action Council (CAC) serves to identify and to reach out to provide basic human services to the residents of Dakota County. Their services included: Dakota Help Line, Emergency Services, Financial advice, Transportation, Clothing, Food, Furniture, Battered Women assistance, Tax assistance, Sexual assault assistance, summer youth employment and Christmas assistance. The agency is now under the name 360's Community.
Community Action Council Cares newsletter 1999The Spring 1999 issue of the newsletter produced for supporters and those served by Community Action Council. In 1999 CAC was located in Lakeville, once being in Apple Valley and Burnsville. Mary Ajax President/CEO writes on April being Volunteer recognition month and the role of volunteers in CAC's programs. Volunteer opportunities are presented, April is sexual assault awareness month, CAC offering services at Rosemount's Family Resource Center and the upcoming Volunteer appreciation banquet.
Community Action Council - 360 CommunitiesJuly 1973 Business Voice: The Community Action Center, later called Community Action Council and now 360 Communities in 1973.
There are 600 volunteers, 32 churches and John Johnson is Director.
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