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Barnes & Noble Booksellers

At Children’s we believe reading helps heal. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will help our patients heal by holding their annual holiday book drive to benefit our hospitals. Purchase a book, puzzle or small toy from November 1st through December 31st and donate it to Children’s.

Ties for Lil’ Troppers

Visit Ties for Lil Troopers Facebook page to purchase restaurant gift card, certificates, and coupons at a 30% discount! 100% of the funds raised will go toward purchasing blankets for the patients at Children's Minnesota.

The Container Store

The Container Store is thrilled to continue its annual, nationwide signature giving program, Holiday Hugs. Customers can participate in the Holiday Hugs program by dropping off new, unwrapped books, small toys and games, toiletries, gift cards and kid-friendly stocking stuffers in collection bins at our Edina store between now and December 18th. Employees from the Edina store will then volunteer their time to package the donated gifts into custom Holiday Hugs Sacks and deliver them to Children's Minnesota the week of December 19th.

Buffalo Wild Wings – Roseville

Nov 28, 2016 11:00 AM – Nov 29, 2016 1:00 AM, Roseville

Buffalo Wild Wings in Roseville will be hosting a dine-to-donate day with funds benefiting Children's Minnesota! Order lunch or plan to watch Monday night football at BWW on November 28th. Present or simply mention this flyer to have a portion of your total bill donated to Children's!

Ladies Night Out – Holiday Shopping Preview

Nov 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, St. Paul

The University Club has gathered local artists, crafters and small boutiques to give you a one of a kind shopping experience on Friday, November 11 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Items include hand crafted jewelry, unique fashions, home décor and much more! Shop, sip and listen to the sounds of the season performed by local pianist Steve Anderson. A perfect addition to the evening’s festivities is the opportunity to learn about Children’s Minnesota and the amazing contributions this organization makes to our community.

Mike’s Discount Foods

Mike's Discount Foods will be collecting donations for the 3rd year to help sponsor a private patient room on the Cardiovascular unit at Children's -- Minneapolis. They will be matching donations up to $100! Stop by one of their stores from October 9-23rd and help fill their wall with names of generous donors!

Children’s Hospitals Golf Benefit 2017

Jun 12, 2017, 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM, White Bear Lake

Join us for the Children's Hospitals Golf Benefit on June 12, 2017! This signature event supports the Family Needs Fund and Pain and Palliative Care Program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

All Rhymers Eve

Oct 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Hopkins

Join us on Saturday, October 22 for a hip-hop costume contest with door prizes, break dancers and a Ghostbuster!  A rhymefest with a cause!  A portion of proceeds will go to Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN.

Created to Grow

Oct 22, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, St. Anthony

Each month, Created to Grow will host a reduced price open studio to give back to a local organization. For October they have chosen a cause close to their hearts -- Children's Minnesota! The owner's triplets were born at 28 weeks and spent between 60 and 105 days at Children’s Minnesota. This month they turn FIVE! Created to Grow is inviting their Created to Grow Family to celebrate and give back to their children’s first home. The boys continue to return to Children's Minnesota for their ongoing needs. The projects at the event will include button trees on canvas, owl wall hangings and apple core sculptures and (our favorite) fall apple pie sensory table and pumpkin patch scribble wall! The play room will be open! Come join in the fun and help give back to a great cause! All ages welcome!

Bachman’s Holiday Idea House

Celebrate the season in enchanted style with Winter's Frost and Glow. Discover décor and trends inspired by nature's most beautiful collections, lit meticulously with the merriest and festive of glowing accents.