Kids 'n Kinship

7th Annual Bike Sale

Kids 'n Kinship mentor, Rick Anderson is ready for his seventh annual bike sale, benefitting Kids 'n Kinship.

Bikes in a row

The sale is Saturday May 16, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at his Apple Valley home. Throughout the year, Anderson along with other volunteers gather and tune up donated bikes, and sell them at his annual sale. Location: at 12738 Ethelton Way, in Apple Valley, MN
There will be more than 140 bikes for sale, ranging in price from $30 to $350 dollars. There are models available for all ages and skill levels, including a few top-end models. Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Schwinn, Raleigh, Giant, and Fuji are some of the brands available. The bikes range in style from road bikes, mountain bikes, cross bikes, city bikes and cruisers to hybrids, BMX, vintage and classics.
Anyone who purchases a bike can register two win one of two $25 gift certificates for Famous Dave’s BBQ restaurant in Apple Valley.

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Eagan Foundation 25th Anniversary

"Kids 'n Kinship would like to congratulate the Eagan Foundation on their 25th Anniversary in our community, and thank them for their support of Kids 'n Kinship." Learn more about the organization here.

Thanks to our Wonderful Gala Sponsors!


Thomson Reuters


Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN
Boeckermann Grafstrom Mayer CPA's
Burnsville Breakfast Rotary
Burnsville Rotary noon
Hess & Hess Inc
Home Federal
Media Relations
Think Mutual Bank
Thrivent Financial, Northern Dakota County Chapter


Margaret and William Traiser
Thrivent Financial- Southern Dakota Chapter
Wings Financial Credit Union


Applewood orchard
Arnold Orthodontics
Castle Rock Bank
Dakota Electric Association
Mike Hess

Thanks also to 2014 Kids 'n Kinship Gala Inkind Donors

Auction Donors

Ames Center
Ann Johnson
Apple Place Bowl
Best Buy Apple Valley
Bette Schenian
Bloomington Theatre Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN
Brave New Workshop
Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre
Buca di Beppo
Byerlys Burnsville
Cannon River Winery
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Cheerful Givers
Cheryl Spangler
Coles Salon
Dairy Queen
Dakota Electric
Dale Studios
David Lindstrom
Deborah Kieschnick
Dennis Hill
Divas & Denim Boutique
Dog Day Getaway
Dr Ian Frykman, DDS
Elder Jones
Famous Dave's Apple Valley
Grand Slam
Guthrie Theatre
Hennepin Theatre Trust
Holiday Companies
Janet Lekson
John & Sherry Elder
Karen Anderson
Keys 4/4 Kids
Lakeville Family Chiropractic
Lakeville Theatre
Laurie Thulien
Lori Perkins
Mall of America
Mary Kay, Tracey Beebe
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minnesota Pro Paintball
Mo Dennis
Mixed Blood Theatres
Minnesota History Center
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota Swarm
Minnesota Twins
Minnesota Vikings
Pahl's Market
Patsy Ryan
Q Cumbers
Rita Younger
Ron Jericho
Science Museum
Single-Ply Systems, Inc.
Sister Rosalind
Skip Stovern
St Paul Saints
Stages Theatre
Tammy Michels
Toro Company
Total Wine & Spirits
Vivo Restaurant
Wal Mart Lakeville
Walker Art Center
Wings Financial
Xcel Energy Center

Wine Donors

Amara Wines
Apple Valley Liquor Dist.
Bette Schenian
Bridget Meyer
Bronco Wines
Cheryl Spangler
Byerly's Wine & Spirits
Canterbury Park
Cheryl Leitschuh
Big Top Wine & Spirits
Chet's Wine & Brewsky
Chris Headrick
Christy Bisek
Dave & Kathy Kooda
Dee Bernard
Jack Kuehn
Jan Cassada
Jill Westlund
Jim Schmidt
Karen Anderson
Karen Kitchel
Lakeville Liquor Distributors
Kowalski's Eagan
Karen Kooda
Laurie Thulien
MGM Liquor Warehouse
Monica Jensen
Sara Andersen
Sharon Battis
Small Lot Minnesota
Sonya Busch
Wirtz Beverages

Craft Beer Donors

College City Beverage
JJ Taylor / New Belgium and Deschutes
Joe Baer
Lakeville Liquor Distributors
Red Lion Liquor

Special appreciation to

Brackett's Crossing
Cornerstone Printing
I Do Wedding Designs
Jeff Achen
Marshalls Lakeville
Media Relations, Inc.
Merchants Bank
Michael Moschogianis
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
Perkins Lakeville
Prime Photographers
Scott Kadrlik, CPA

Featured Video

Meet Adam! A monopoly and math loving sports fan

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Here at Kids 'n Kinship, our mission to is provide healthy relationships through mentoring with kids aged 5-16.  We've had the honor of sharing many of the children on our waiting list, with you.  For those of you that have expressed interest in mentoring because of this, THANK YOU.  We hope to encourage others to seek out mentoring, as well.  

Meet Adam!

First NameAdam 

Age:  9 

Interests: Adam is great at playing Monopoly and he is a great reader!  He is interested in football, baseball and soccer.  He also loves movies! 

Personality/Characteristics: Adam is smart, friendly, sensitive and athletic. He helps his single parent mom, around the house.   

Goals/Dreams: Adam would like a mentor who likes sports and might want to go to a sporting event.  He is good at math and could help teach math. 

Does this sound like you and Adam could have a great time together?  With summer coming up, there would be many activities to be athletic, be outside and perhaps enjoy sports together!  We would love to connect you.

For more information: Adam is waiting for a mentor through Kids n’ Kinship in Dakota County. To learn more about this agency, contact Kids n’ Kinship at or 952-892-6368. For more information about mentoring, contact the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota at 612-370-9180 or check its online list of mentoring programs at under "Find a Program."rough Kids n’ Kinship in Dakota County.
To learn more about this agency, contact Kids n’ Ki
nship at www.

Kids 'n Kinship 40th Anniversary

2012 marked the 40th anniversary of Kids ‘n Kinship.

The program began in 1972, when a local couple, Dick and Carol Frick saw a need for young people to have a supportive adult friend.

Kids ‘n Kinship was run as an all volunteer program for the first 20 years.

The last 20 years, the program has continued its singular mission: to provide friendships to children in need of a positive adult role model.

The program has served over 3,000 youth in the past 40 years.

Click here for some wonderful pictures of our 40th Anniversary Gala.

Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota

Kids 'n Kinship has achieved Expert Partner status through Mentoring Partnership Minnesota's Quality Mentoring Assesment Path (QMAP) and has a 100% overall implementation rating on an extensive list of best practices and quality standards for mentoring programs. We are 1 of only 9 other programs to earn this distinguished rating under these rigorous guidelines.


Kids 'n Kinship wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Mail Pack and Ship, Apple Valley and their wonderful donation of printing of our newsletter, and Media Relations, Inc for their pro bono work on publicity.