Giving News & Highlights

Your Generosity in Action :: Emergency Services

julyChildren’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota treats nearly 90,000 kids in our emergency departments every year – roughly the equivalent of the entire population of Duluth!

Through the generosity of the community, we are proud to provide world-class care to every child who comes through our doors, including leading the way in pediatric emergency medicine. Here are just a few ways supporters like you are making a difference for kids in our community:

Level I Trauma Center

Children’s is on pace to be Minnesota’s first Level I Trauma Center in a pediatric hospital. Research shows kids treated at a pediatric hospital experience better outcomes than patients treated at adult hospitals. As a Level I Trauma Center, Children’s will be prepared to care for the kids from around the region in need of emergency care, ranging from simple procedures to the most complex patients.

No Needless Pain

Coming to the hospital – even for something routine – can be scary. But, it shouldn’t scar kids for life. Children’s is making sure kids who visit our emergency department experience no needless pain. Simply blowing bubbles or using numbing cream before a needle prick can make owies feel better in no time.

Making Safe Simple

While we love kids, we’d rather see them safe at home. We are working to educate kids and parents on how to stay safe through community outreach efforts surrounding car seat safety, ATV safety, wheeled sport safety, household safety and fall prevention.

With the support of community members like you, Children’s is able to provide the best care for kids. Thank you for helping us help kids!

St. Paul Rooftop Garden

The Rooftop Garden space will be a place of healing, respite, learning and activity - to be enjoyed by patients, families and staff. Be a part of this unique sponsorship opportunity! Click here to view the remaining pieces.

HeartBeat 5000 was a success!

With 3,200 guests, the 10th annual HeartBeat 5000 was the largest attended Children's event EVER! Thanks to our generous supporters, we raised $357,000 for the cardiovascular program at Children's. That's more than a 50% increase from 2011.

Minnesota State Fair:: Volunteers needed

Do you want a free ticket into the Minnesota State Fair? Volunteer for one (or more) of the shifts at Children's Booth! The botth will focus on "Making Safe Simple" with interactive and informative activiies for children and families that promote health and safety at home, at play and on the way.

Anyone 18 or older can volunteer and training will be provided for each station. We typically lack volunteers on Labor Day weekend, so please consider taking one of those shifts if you are available. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.

Available volunteer spots as of Aug. 6:

Friday Aug. 24
5:15-8:45 p.m.: 7 spots

Saturday Aug. 25
8:15-11:30 a.m.: 2
2:15-5:30 p.m.: 7
5:15-8:45 p.m.: 11

Sunday Aug. 26
8:15-11:30 a.m.: 1
2:15-5:30 p.m.: 13
5:15-8:45 p.m.: 12

Monday Aug. 27
5:15-8:45 p.m.: 1

Wednesday Aug. 29
5:15-8:45 p.m.: 7

Thursday Aug. 30
5:15-8:45: 8

Friday Aug. 31
5:15-8:45 p.m.: 9

Saturday Sep. 1
8:15-11:30 a.m.: 3
11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: 5
2:15-5:30 p.m.: 7
5:15-8:45 p.m.: 14

Sunday Sep. 2
8:15-11:30 a.m.: 10
11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: 6
2:15-5:30 p.m.: 12
5:15-8:45 p.m.: 9

Monday Sep. 3
8:15-11:30 a.m.: 6
11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: 9
2:15-5:30 p.m.: 13
5:15-8:45 p.m.: 13