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Outing at MN Valley YMCA!
Sunday, November 2
11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Minnesota Valley YMCA
13850 Portland Avenue South, Burnsville
952-898-YMCA

11:00 - Sign In
11:00 – 12:30 Swimming and/or crafts/scrapbooking
12:30 - Announcements & Goodbyes, Lunch to go

Who can attend? Volunteers/children who are matched and their families, waiting list children and their parent and siblings who live in the household. You MUST pre-register in order to be admitted. Pre-register by Oct. 27th

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Kids 'n Kinship
14870 Granada Avenue #127
Apple Valley MN, 55124
952-892-6368
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Thanks to our Wonderful Gala Sponsors!

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

Thomson Reuters

PARTNERSHIP SPONSORS

AAA
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

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

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

COLLABORATIVE SPONSORS

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
Lutsen
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
O'Shaughnessy
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
Staples
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

Was it your dream to be in the NFL? Be a friend to Chance!

Friday, October 24, 2014

This could be you at a Vikings (or Packers) game with your new friend!
We currently have 56 kids waiting for a mentor!  Please consider coming forward as an individual, a couple, or a family to befriend a child age 5-16 for weekly fun and enriching everyday activities.

Here is just one youth currently waiting...

First name:  Chance

Age:  8

Interests:  Chance enjoys all sports, especially football (he plays flag football), baseball, volleyball, & tennis.  He also loves swimming, Frisbee, ice skating, ice fishing, sledding, &snowboarding.

Personality/Characteristics:  He lives with his mom, & younger sister.  Chance is friendly and social.  He’s in 2nd grade.


Goals/Dreams: Chance’s dream is to be in the NFL.   He’s looking for an active male role model (individual or couple or family) who loves sports. 

For more information, check out Kids 'n Kinship's website www.kidsnkinship.org or call 952-892-6368.  Our next information session is Thursday Nov. 20th, 6-6:45 pm at the Wescott Library in Eagan.  


Posted by Ingrid Henry

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.

Acknowledgments

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.