Children's hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis were started, in large part, because of the efforts of two groups of women from those communities. The associations for each hospital raise money and awareness for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Without the dedication of association members, Children's of Minnesota would not exist today.
The Children's Association, Minneapolis
For more than 50 years, women with a passion for helping children have volunteered countless hours and energy through The Children’s Association – Minneapolis.
- Over 200 supporters make up the eight chapters for the association.
- Last year, they raised more than $487,000 for Children’s of Minnesota bringing the total amount raised since its inception to nearly $10 million.
- Areas in the Minneapolis hospital that are supported by the association include Great Clips Family Resource Center, Star Studio, pediatrics clinic, pain and palliative care, the Great Clips Sibling Play Area, music therapy, child life, and the non-clinical family needs fund.
Children's Hospitals Association, St. Paul
The members of Children's Hospital Association volunteer their time and talent to ensure that there are well-funded programs in our community to support the healthcare related needs of children and their families.
- CHA has approximately 45 Board members and 375 members of 16 neighborhood Guilds.
- In 2012 CHA's total contribution to the hospital was over $818,425, including the final $200,000 payment on their $1 million pledge to the hospital's capital campaign.
- CHA also has pledged $500,000 for St. Paul's Healing Garden to be named the CHA Storyland Garden.
- In its 79 year history CHA has contributed over $18 million, making it the largest cumulative donor to Children's.