Kids 'n Kinship

Congratulations to the 2015 Award Recipients

The Heart of Kids ‘n Kinship Award: Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson

The Community Partner Award: The 3M company


Friend of the Program Award: Janet Lekson

Janet Lekson

Special Note:

We are hiring a Project Manager. If you are interested, please read the job description.
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Kids 'n Kinship
14870 Granada Avenue #127
Apple Valley MN, 55124
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Thanks to our Wonderful Gala Sponsors!

Community Sponsors

Thomson Reuters
UR The Urgency Room

Partnership Sponsors

3M Company
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN
Boeckermann Grafstrom Mayer CPA's
Burnsville Rotary Foundation
Dale and Bette Schenian
Hess & Hess Inc
Home Federal
Pam Bernal
PBBS Equipment
Think Mutual Bank

Contributing Sponsors

Park Nicollet – Burnsville

Collaborative Sponsors

Arnold Orthodontics
Bill Traiser
Dakota Electric
Don Hess
Jan and Dave Belmore
Mike Hess
The Credit Department
Thrivent Financial, Southern Dakota County Chapter

With Special thanks to

Brackett's Crossing
Cornerstone Printing
ECM Publishers
James Backstrom
Marshall's Lakeville
Media Relations, Inc.
Merchants Bank
Michael Moschogianis
Our 2015 Gala Participants!
Perkins Lakeville

Wine and Beer Donors

Annonymous Bad Weather Brewing Barefoot Wines and Bubbly
Bernicks Bette Schenian Big Top Wine & Spirits
Bronco Wines Byerly's Wine & Spirits Canterbury Downs
Chet's Wine & Brewsky Chris and Kirsten Anderson College City Beverage
Denise Lutz Geri Hess Gil Mathews

Wine and Beer Donors

Gloria & Jim Kamish Ian Burrell & Nancy Wolterstorff-Burrell J.J. Taylor
Jack Kuehn Jim & Laura Gresback Jim Schmidt
Johnson Brothers Liquor Company Judy & Brian Anderson Karen Anderson
Lori Ames Mary Laeger-Hagemeister Mary Pat Smith

Wine and Beer Donors

MGM Liquor Warehouse
Mike Garin
Monica Jensen
Paustis Wine Company
Piattelli Vineyards
Sara Andersen
Small Lot
Sunile Sachdev
The Wine Shop at Kowalskis
Wine Merchants

Auction Donors

3M Al's Vacuum AMES Performing Arts Center
Ann Johnson Arijai Aesthetics and Wellness Artistry Bloomington Center for the Arts
Auction Donors Barb Zorn Barnes and Noble Booksellers - Edina
Baskets On Occasion, Inc. Bette Schenian Biscotti by Barb
Brave New Workshop Buca di Beppo Buck Hill Ski Area

Auction Donors

Cannon River Winery Chanhassen Cheryl Leitschuh
Dakota Electric Association Deena Mahowald Dog Day Getaway
Elder Jones Fireside Great Clips Lakeville
Guthrie Theatre International Dairy Queen Jan Belmore

Auction Donors

Jensen's Food & Cocktails Jim Cooper's Tire Jim Elder
John and Sherry Elder Karin and Neill Hansen Lakeville 21 Theatre
Laurie Thulien Lise Anderson Mall of America
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Wild

Auction Donors

Moses Dennis Nancy Neilson Olive Garden
O'Shaughnessy Pahl's Market Patsy Ryan
PBBS Equipment Rita Younger Roasted Pear
Science Museum Single Ply Systems Stages Theater Co.
Swanke Financial Target - Eagan The Timberwolves

Auction Donors

The Toro Company
The Urgency Room
The Works
Tin Whiskers Brewing Company
Total Wine
Tracey Beebe
Valley Natural Foods
Vivo Kitchen
Walker Art Center
Xcel energy Center

Featured Video

Join Us for Give to the Max Day

Friday, November 6, 2015

Give to the Max Day is November 12th.  New this year, you can now schedule your donation in advance!
On Give to the Max Day Thursday, November 12, 2015, thousands of Minnesota nonprofits will come together to raise millions of dollars in just 24 hours. This year there is a new feature that allows you to schedule your donation to Kids ‘n Kinship in advance. Your donation will go towards matching youth on our waiting list with mentors. You can change a life with your gift- that’s exciting!

To donate, go to to schedule your gift. Your donation will be processed automatically at 12 a.m. on November 12.
-- Every hour an individual donor will be randomly chosen by to win a "Golden Ticket." An additional $1,000 will be given to the charity that received the original donation. Pre-scheduled donations will be eligible for this as well.
-- Finally at the end of the day, will randomly choose one donor and that charity will receive $10,000. So your donation of $10 or more could be multiplied by a thousand!

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.


Medical Monkeys

Kids 'n Kinship wishes to acknowledge the partnership with Medical Monkeys. Funds received from the purchase of the Medical Monkeys goes towards finding mentors for our waiting youth.

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.