Kids 'n Kinship

Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala

You are invited to the
Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala
Lead the Way and Invest in a Brighter Future

Gala 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Brackett's Crossing, 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville

Silent Auction at the Event: https://www.winningcause.org/kidsnkinship2014

Click here for more information about the event.

Tickets $45.00 per person or 8 tickets for the price of 7.
http://www.KidsnKinshipGala2014.eventbrite.com

Donate online in support of youth in our community
http://www.razoo.com/story/Kids-N-Kinship-Fall-Gala

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Apple Valley MN, 55124
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Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala

Gala 2014

You are invited to the
Kids 'n Kinship Annual Gala
Lead the Way and Invest in a Brighter Future

Sunday, September 21, 2014
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Brackett's Crossing, 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville

Kids 'n Kinship celebrates 42 years of serving youth in need of long-term supportive mentors. Join us to create Brighter Futures, featuring: Kids 'n Kinship Testimonials that will touch your heart ~ Master of Ceremonies James Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney ~ Laugh Out Loud With the Second Funniest Accountant in America: Scott Kadrlik ~ Enjoy dinner prepared by an award winning chef, and: Silent Auction, Wine Cork Pull, Craft Beer Pull, Portraits.

Tickets $45.00 per person or purchase 8 tickets for the price of 7.
http://www.KidsnKinshipGala2014.eventbrite.com

Donate online in support of youth in our community
http://www.razoo.com/story/Kids-N-Kinship-Fall-Gala

Silent Auction at the Event

Our silent auction items are sure to go at great prices (shop for the Holidays now); here is a sampling of our 100 items: Go Pro Camera, Wine Tastings, Tool Box, Mechanics Set, beautiful gift baskets, MN WILD tickets, Theatre tickets, skiing, Disney on Ice, jewelry, gift cards, kitchen items, kids toys - something for everyone!

Online Auction, bid now!

We have five great items on our online auction and you can bid on them now! Toro Snow blower, Piano, Glen Perkins Jersey, Childs Play Kitchen and a Guitar and Case Here is the auction link: https://www.winningcause.org/kidsnkinship2014

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

Featured Video

This beautiful hand-painted piano could be yours!

Friday, September 12, 2014

On Tuesday August 26th, Kids 'n Kinship mentees, their mentors, and family hand-painted this lovely piano at Keys 4/4 Kids in Belle Plaine.



It is available for purchase in Kids 'n Kinship's Online Auction! Bidding closes Monday September 22, 7 pm http://www.winningcause.org/kidsnkinship2014


Here's some photos of the painters in action!






















To learn more about Kids 'n Kinship youth mentoring program, go to our website www.kidsnkinship.org

To learn more about Keys 4/4 Kids mission and programs, go to their website www.keys44kids.com
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.