October 31st, 2016 | Birthdays, Events, Funding, Giving, Kids, Upcoming Event

Give to the Max Day 2016, a celebration of generosity in Minnesota, is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 17. Throughout the day, you can donate to further the cause of Cheerful Givers: To help make birthdays special for children facing poverty and homelessness.

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One of the hundreds of thousands of birthday bags we’ve assembled.

On Nov. 17, visit our Give to the Max Day page to help us assemble birthday bags to distribute in shelters throughout the Twin Cities area. Donating just $2 will provide crayons and a coloring book for a child on their birthday. Each gift of $10 will provide an entire gift bag for one child. $18 will put Happy Birthday pencils in 144 gift bags, and $120 will provide a birthday bag to one child each month for a whole year.

Want to help us fundraise even more? Click on the share buttons below to spread the word via Facebook, Twitter and email.

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November 12th, 2015 | Birthdays, Events, Giving

gtmd15-emailToday on Give to the Max Day, thousands of Minnesota nonprofits will come together to raise millions of dollars in just 24 hours. All donations will be used to provide toy-filled birthday gift bags for kids living in poverty on their birthday.

Make your donation now!

Your Donation Goes Further on Give to the Max Day

Here’s how:

  • We have some matching funds to double your donation!
  • Every hour an individual donor will be randomly chosen by GiveMN.org 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, GiveMN.org 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!

Why Minnesota Twins pitcher, Kyle Gibson & his daughter support Cheerful Givers

Thank you for giving to the max today!

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August 27th, 2015 | Events, Minnesota Twins, Partners

1393725776000-USATSI-7770195Chris Hermann488846Very excited to have Joe Mauer, Brian Duensing and Chris Herrmann to host our “Breakfast With Minnesota Twins” on Saturday, August 29th at the Chart House Restaurant in Lakeville.

Tickets are now available at https://cg2015twinsbrkfst.eventbrite.com. In addition to a fun q&a session with the players, guests will have an opportunity to learn more about Cheerful Givers and to win some fabulous prizes including autographed items from a variety of Twins players. Our live auction will include use of the Mauer suite on 9/23, a chance to toss out a first pitch at the Twins game on 9/17 which includes a jersey, ball and photo with TC Bear.  Also an opportunity for 4 people to be on the field for batting practice before the 9/19 game and then enjoy watching the game with a great view from behind home plate.  Another unique item to be auctioned off is a Joe Mauer bat which Joe will personalize for the winner at the breakfast — what a great treasure for a Mauer fan or gift for someone who will love you forever!

There is a limited number of tickets, and we expect this event to sell-out, so get your tickets today!

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February 10th, 2015 | Events, Minnesota Twins, News

Joe & Maddie MauerbrianDuensingSave The Date:   Saturday, August 29 — Chart House Restaurant, Lakeville, MN

Join Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer and Brian Duensing for breakfast and a lively question & answer session, prize drawings and auction at Cheerful Givers 6th Annual Fundraiser with the Minnesota Twins.

This has previously been a sold-out event.  Get your tickets today here.

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December 1st, 2014 | Donations, Events, Giving

givingtuesWe have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

This #GivingTuesday — December 2nd, 2014 from 12:01 a.m. EST until 11:59 p.m. EST — join us in a movement of generosity and everyday philanthropy.

If you haven’t already, please consider a donation and help spread the word today. Every $10 will allow one parent to give their child a birthday gift.

The child will never know it came from you, but you will!

More about #GivingTuesday:

  • Throughout the day, Razoo will issue Golden Tickets to participating donors and nonprofits. The more donations we have, the better our chances.
  • PayPal is offering a 1% match to all donations made through PayPal payment processing. Make sure you choose this option during checkout.
  • Help spread the word by posting an #unselfie:  Take a pic, tag it #unselfie and #givingtuesday, and upload it to your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account. More info…
  • You can also help spread the word using the buttons below ↴

Thanks!

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November 13th, 2014 | Donations, Events, News

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gtmd14Doesn’t every child deserve a Happy Birthday?

We believe that birthday celebrations instill self-esteem and strengthen family bonds. That’s why Cheerful Givers provides toy-filled gift bags for children who are living in poverty on their birthday. Give to the Max Day is a day to come together to raise as much money as possible for nonprofits in 24 hours – starting at midnight on November 13.

Just go to our GiveMN.org donation page to donate.

Your Donation Goes Further
on Give to the Max Day

Here’s how:

  • All donations will be matched today! We have matching funds from AAA, Joe & Maddie Mauer, Brian & Lisa Duensing, Michael & Claudia Cuddyer & Justin & Krista Morneau which will double your donation!
  • Former Minnesota Twin and All Star Player, Michael Cuddyer will give a personalized mention on Twitter to anyone who donates $50 or more to Cheerful Givers.
  • Every hour an individual donor will be randomly chosen by GiveMN.org to win a “Golden Ticket.” An additional $2,000 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, GiveMN.org will randomly choose two donors and those charities will receive $20,000. So your donation of $20 or more could be multiplied by a thousand!

We hope you’ll consider supporting Cheerful Givers. Please help spread the word using the share buttons below.

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November 4th, 2014 | Donations, Events, Giving, News

gtmd14Instead of waiting, you can now schedule a donation in advance!

On Give to the Max Day Thursday, November 13, thousands of Minnesota nonprofits will come together to raise millions of dollars in just 24 hours. We know that many will be asking you for a donation this month and that 24 hours is a pretty small window. That’s why we’re excited about a feature that allows you to schedule your donation to Cheerful Givers in advance. All donations will be used to provide toy-filled birthday gift bags for kids living in poverty on their birthday.

Just go to our GiveMN.org donation page to schedule your gift. Your donation will be processed automatically at 12 a.m. on November 13

Your Donation Goes Further on Give to the Max Day

Here’s how:

  • All donations will be matched that day! We have matching funds from AAA, Joe & Maddie Mauer, Brian & Lisa Duensing, Michael & Claudia Cuddyer & Justin & Kristin Morneau which will double your donation!
  • Former Minnesota Twin and All Star Player, Michael Cuddyer will give a personalized mention on Twitter to anyone who donates $50 or more to Cheerful Givers.
  • Every hour an individual donor will be randomly chosen by GiveMN.org to win a “Golden Ticket.” An additional $2,000 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, GiveMN.org will randomly choose two donors and those charities will receive $20,000. So your donation of $20 or more could be multiplied by a thousand!

Of course you can always make an online donation the “old fashioned” way by going to our GiveMN.org donation page on November 13. However you choose to take part in Give to the Max Day, we hope you’ll consider supporting Cheerful Givers.

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September 9th, 2014 | Birthdays, Events, Family, Volunteers

 makeadifferencedayVolunteers are invited to assemble 3,000 toy-filled birthday gift bags for less fortunate children, all within one hour on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9-10 am in Eagan, Minnesota. This will be our eighth annual event on National Make A Difference Day, which is the largest day of community service in our nation. Volunteers will join millions of Americans who want to “change the world” by what they are doing.Cheerful Givers will partner once again with the Kids ‘n Kinship nonprofit to allow mentors and mentees an opportunity to also give back to the community.

Hope you can join us for this meaningful and fun hands-on volunteer experience. And if you can’t attend the event, you can still participate by being a sponsor with a $100 donation or more (used to purchase toys needed to fill these bags) or send us 3,000 of the item of your choice (balls, puzzles, notepads, pens, stickers or anything for kids ages 3-12). Contact robin@cheerfulgivers.org.

 

Volunteers must register by Oct. 11 at makeadifferenceday2014.eventbrite.com

 

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August 5th, 2014 | Birthdays, Events, Minnesota Twins

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casey-fien-twins-e1342877594409Minnesota Twins, Brian Duensing, Kyle Gibson & Casey Fien will host our Cheerful Givers Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 16 at the Chart House Restaurant in Lakeville. Twins players will host a lively question & answer session where you can ask your favorite player something you’ve always wanted to know about him.  Opportunity to win use of the Mauer Suite at the game on 9/20, a variety of unique autographed Twins items, a first pitch at an upcoming Twins game and more.

Proceeds help to provide birthday gifts so that less fortunate parents can recognize their child’s birthday with a gift.

VIP Tickets ($60) include general admission plus player autographs immediately following the event.

General Admission Tickets ($30) include breakfast, q&a session, and an opportunity to participate in prize drawings.

MVP Tickets ($100) include seating at a front table with one of the players as well as player autographs immediately following the event.

Note:  Space is limited.  This has been a sold-out event in previous years.  Deadline to purchase tickets is August 13.  Players, while confirmed, are always subject to availability.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

For more information,  contact robin@cheerfulgivers.org

 

 

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May 6th, 2014 | Donations, Events

GLA-fullcolorMaximize your  gift today! Every dollar goes further on May 6th.

Cheerful Givers will be participating today in Give Local America, a 24 hour celebration of giving in the communities where we live, work and play. From coast to coast, people will be coming together to “give local” through community foundations, charities and national partnerships.

We’ve received matching funds for today only from AAA Minnesota/Iowa.

If you care about kids donate now. Every $10 will allow one parent to give their child a birthday gift.

The child will never know it came from you, but you will!

We thank you for your support.

 

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