Rita Ronning was named the 2016 Volunteer of the Year because she was, and continues to be, an incredible volunteer with a passion for our mission to help children. Rita has assembled thousands of gift bags, picked up products, delivered birthday gift bags to food shelves, spruced up teddy bears with colorful ribbons, organized the warehouse, sorted many thousands of … Read More
What a great pleasure to meet Tyler Edberg and his family! Tyler contacted Cheerful Givers a couple months ago and wanted to conduct a toy drive in honor of his upcoming Bar Mitzvah in November. Tyler created a flier with information regarding his toy drive and set out to let everyone know about his plan to help under-privileged children have … Read More
It was a great pleasure to meet the Pollard family. They heard about our new volunteer center from a family member and wanted to come and help. With big smiles and big hearts, Lincoln, Cooper and their Dad assembled 50 gift bags in approximately 20 minutes. These guys are fast! Thanks so much for your cheerful efforts!
Girls Scout Troop 15932, lead by Gail Recker and Shannon LaTourelle from Maple Grove, Minn., put together 13 birthday bags for Cheerful Givers and donated them to a local food shelf. These very generous girls, just completed 6th grade, and they earned money to purchase the gifts by doing extra chores around the house. These young ladies made 13 HAPPY … Read More
“Daisy Troop 18017 from Minnetonka, MN packed 24 Birthday Bags at our monthly Daisy meeting. Our lesson for April was about making the world a better place. The eleven girls at our meeting hopefully made another child’s day brighter by providing a little ray of sunshine on that child’s special day! Everyone deserves to know they are thought of and … Read More
The Platinum DMC Collection is the North American Sales Office for the World’s Leading DMCs – an elite selection of Destination Management Companies throughout the world. We were honored to be part of their meeting at the Punch Bowl Social. They purchased items for their attendees to assemble at their meeting. There were 10 information tables. One birthday gift was … Read More
The Toro Leadership Team assembled 1,000 gift bags through a grant from Toro to purchase all of the items for the birthday bags. A great big thank you to Toro for the grant and the great employee volunteers!
Our founder, Robin Zelaya, was amazed when Makena Pratt dropped off 255 books that she had collected at her school. Makena is a 10th grade ambassador and chose Cheerful Givers for her service project. “When I saw your organization, I knew that I would like to get involved with it,” said Makena. Her book drive was a hug success. We … Read More
Did you know that when you sign up for Amazon Smile, the charity of your choice gets a donation of 5% of your purchase price? If you haven’t signed up, you can do it today. Every time you shop on-line, a donation will automatically be made. You shop and we get funds for Birthday Bags! Everybody benefits, plus and it’s … Read More