Our board of directors learned quickly that hot rods sometimes come without wheels. At FOCI, Minnesota Center for Glass Arts we used rods that got Very HOT; combining art and fun to create paper weights for Breanna’s Star silent auction. Thank you to FOCI, Alli and Taylor for an amazing art experience. Join us Saturday, April 29th at Plymouth Creek Center from 7-10:30 and see the results. Buy your tickets today!
Save the date for Breanna’s Star 9th annual event on Saturday April 29th from 7-10:30 p.m. at Plymouth Creek Center. It’s a new venue with lots of fun, new surprises and of course some of the same old favorites. So mark your calendars and join us for a night of art, celebration and giving.
This fall a very special 6 year old named Aubrey started a fundraising campaign for Breanna’s Gift. I had the pleasure of receiving the results of her efforts and the joy of meeting Aubrey and her mom. Aubrey posted campaign videos, had a fundraiser at her dance studio, Woodbury Dance Center and had a fundraising table at the Mall of America. She raised $424.83 and collected donations of art supplies and costumes for our program. Aubrey, we are honored that you have contributed so much of your time and talent to Breanna’s Gift. Check out the video links below. When you see them you will be asking the same question I did, is she really only 6? https://youtu.be/BxdQYu2X-Es https://youtu.be/8V4sT-Mk9BU
Aubrey was also kind enough to show me some of her dance moves. My favorite and perhaps hers was her sassy walk. With this move, she is a natural. Thank you Aubrey!!
Give to the Max Day is here! November 17th is the day of giving and we hope you will support Breanna’s Gift on this exciting day for nonprofits in Minnesota. Please join us in helping to bring smiles to the faces of seriously ill children through the magic of the arts.
It was a quiet Saturday morning and a most surprising and special letter was delivered to Breanna’s Gift. A note from a Bell Banks employee and a check for $1,000. The note explained about a “Pay It Forward” program that the bank established to help community charities and Breanna’s Gift was the recipient of this support. We’ve all heard the expression, but how many times has it actually affected us? We would like to thank Bell Banks for turning the “Pay It Forward” expression into a reality for many non profit organizations including ours. Thank you to Bell Banks for this wonderful program. And thank you to the Fargo, ND employees who put Breanna’s Gift on the list of organizations for consideration and who chose us to receive support from the “Pay It Forward” program. https://www.bellbanks.com/Pay-It-Forward/About
Breanna’s Gift is the recipient of a $10,000 MRAC Arts Activity Grant which will help support our programs from January, 2017 through August, 2017. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. We are honored! THANK YOU to all who make this possible.
Breanna’s Gift had a tent at the Renaissance Festival. If you haven’t been it’s a trip back in time with castles, kings and of course, turkey drumsticks. For us, it was an opportunity to introduce our program to the community of Renaissance fans and we had lots of fun being there.
Our volunteers weathered all the conditions possible during a Minnesota outdoor event: the rain, the sun and the mosquitoes, right? THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS for helping us give our program more exposure.
Breanna’s Gift was the charity partner at the Faffcon “unconference” held in Minneapolis. This group of voice over professionals from all over the world comes together each year at a different location. Our board president was present to receive the heart felt donations that we made to our organization during the 3 day event. And in the end, an incredible $8,000 was raised for Breanna’s gift. We are humbled and rendered completely speechless by the more than generous support we received from the Faffcon group. As voice over professionals, we understand that being rendered speechless would not be a good thing. But for us it has been the very opposite. The only word we could find to express ourselves was WOW! and WOW! THANK YOU FAFFCON.
Let’s do the math! 18 Parsons Electric employees = 36 helping hands and in just 2 and a half hours you get 700 Art Takeout projects. Wow! Thanks so much to Parsons Electric for donating this amazing gift of time.