With the help of incredible volunteers, Cheerful Givers has grown significantly since 1994 when 700 bags were distributed. In 2015, Cheerful Givers provided 136,647 children with birthday bags.
The uniqueness of our organization and our accomplishments have been profiled in People Magazine, USA Today “Hot Sites”, Glamour Magazine, Oprah Magazine, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Parent Magazine, Fox 9, KSTP, KARE 11, and WCCO TV live news coverage, many radio interviews and newspaper articles.
In 2015, we reached a milestone of providing more than 1,000,000 less fortunate children with birthday bags since being founded in 1994.
We have partnered with local sport teams including the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. Each year our Governor has proclaimed “Cheerful Givers Day” across the state on the day we host “The Great Minnesota Birthday Party” at the Mall of America.