Giving News & Highlights

Thank you for giving to the max!

Thanks to our incredible donors, Children's had an incredible Give to the Max Day! Together, we raised $118,901 from 594 generous donors on, where we ended as the #8 non-profit in the state of Minnesota. This result is a 250% increase from last year. Wow!

We had such a fun day celebrating in both the St. Paul and Minneapolis hospitals. There was an extended Star Studio program (our in-hospital TV show), kiddie carnival, photo booth, special guests and so much more! See all of the fun on our Facebook photo album.

The generosity and support from the community is going to help us do amazing things for the kids and families we serve at Children's. Thank you for all you do!

Pre-schedule your Give to the Max Day donations

Worried you’ll forget to give on Nov. 15? Going to be busy that day? Great news - you can pre-schedule your donation right now. It’s so easy!

On a computer:

  1. Visit
  2. Select "schedule one for Give to the Max Day 2012” on the right side in the donation box. If you haven’t created a login yet, you can quickly sign up through Facebook.
  3. Enter your gift information.
  4. Your gift will automatically be processed on Nov. 15 at 12 a.m.

On a smart phone:

  1. Visit
  2. Select ‘Pledge’ and enter your email and amount
  3. An email will be sent to you as a reminder. Follow the link on Nov. 15 to complete your donation.

Of course, you can also give on Give to the Max Day by visiting Pre-scheduled or not, all gifts given to Children's on the Give to the Max Day webpage will be doubled thanks to our matching gifts opportunities!

Give to the Max Day - Nov. 15

On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, Children’s will be participating in Minnesota’s day of philanthropy, Give to the Max Day, in hopes of raising over $100,000 for our patients and families. With your help, we can reach our ambitious goal!

Here are three easy ways you can participate in Give to the Max Day:

1. Make a gift to your favorite program! Your support on Nov. 15 helps us help kids, leverages matching gift opportunities and positions Children’s among the top charities in Minnesota when 50,000 donors are making gifts. Give via To choose the program your gift is supporting, click “Designate this donation for a specific cause” during the donation process and write in the program’s name.

2. Reach out to your networks: Encourage your friends and family to join you in supporting Children’s on November 15 by making a gift on You can designate your gift to the program of your choice and matching funds will be available, helping to maximize each gift that is made!

3. Join in Children’s Instagram challenge: Beginning October 15, Children’s is offering community members an opportunity to share their most inspiring Instagram photos via Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Learn more on the Kid's Health blog!

Thank you for considering partnering with Children’s on Give to the Max Day! Together, we will do great things of Minnesota’s kids and families!

Starry Night was an inspirational evening

Thank you so much to everyone who had a part in making the Starry Night event a huge success. It was an enchanting evening full of inspirational art, amazing performances and touching stories.

With over 280 guest in attendance and a total of over $236,000 raised for the Arts & Healing program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we are able to provide arts programming for patients and families being treated at the hospitals. Programming includes music therapy, creative play and visual arts.

See pictures from the event on Children's Facebook page.

October deals & events

There are a lot of deals & events happening around the Twin Cities this October. We would be thrilled if you could join us for one, some or all of them!


STEELE Fitness - Oct. 5 - 13, Minneapolis
In celebration of their new location in downtown Minneapolis, STEELE Fitness will be donating a portion of proceeds from fitness package and retail sales to Children's! Find out more about their opening week festivities including complimentary classes, giveaways and more.

Cole's Cause - Saturday, Oct. 6, Rogers
This family friendly event is featuring live music by two local bands and a silent auction! All proceeds will benefit the neuroscience center at Children's. Visit our website to find out more.

Starry Night - Friday, Oct. 12, Minneapolis
Join us for an enchanting evening to support and fund a year of arts programming, like music therapy, creative play and visual arts, for patients and families being treated at Children's. Starry Night brings together people passionate about children, healing and the arts and will feature silent and live auctions, dinner and live performances. Visit the Starry Night website for more information or to register to attend.

Grand Ave sCares for Kids - Oct. 18-28, St. Paul
Join the Grand Avenue Business Association and its members in raising funds for Children's.  Find out how businesses are participating and how you can be a part of it!  And don't forget to join us for Boo Bash on Saturday, Oct. 27. This family fun event features a children's costume contest, pony rides and so much more!

Caribou Coffee - All October, multiple locations
Throughout October, Children's is teaming up with Caribou Coffee, and their patrons, to help patient families by providing a premium cup of coffee and a moment to escape the day-to-day stress of being in the hospital. Click here to view participating locations.

MorningStar Coffee - All fall season, multiple locations
Enjoy delicious coffee while doing good!  All fall, MorningStar Coffee will be donating 15% of the proceeds from their cans of coffee to Children's.  Find out more, including where MorningStar Coffee is sold.