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Parsons Electric Prepares 770 Art Takeout Projects

Parsons Electric Volunteers led by Carol Walberg prepared 770 Art Takeout Projects. They are helping us be proactive in getting ready to ship these projects to Children’s Hospitals across the country. Hospitals receiving Art Takeout over the next several months are Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Mayo Eugenio Litto Children’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, Orlando Hospital for Children, Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, TX and American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, WI. Thank you Parsons for taking time from your busy schedules and for being a part of Breanna’s Gift.

DeLaSalle Art Students prepare 700 Art Takeout projects

The art students at DeLaSalle created a flurry of activity as they prepared 700 Art Takeout projects for Breanna’s Gift. The projects are being sent to 6 Children’s Hospitals across the country and we are so honored that students took time from their busy schedules to help out. In an hour, they prepared the 6 different art projects and it was exciting to be part of their enthusiasm, efficiency and energy. Thank you to everyone involved for being such a big part of Breanna’s Gift.

Throw some coins, make a wish and shop the Mall of America

Shopping at the Mall can mean support for Breanna’s Gift. Thanks to the Mall of America Pond Fund, if you take a minute and throw a coin in one of their indoor ponds, the entire month of December’s coin collection goes to Breanna’s Gift. Perhaps you forgot to tell Santa about something that didn’t make it on your list or maybe you just want to toss some loose change. Either way, take a minute when you pass one of the ponds. Thank you in advance from Breanna’s Gift.

An MRAC Arts Activity Grant

Breanna’s Gift has received a $10,000 Arts Activity Grant which will in part support our January-August, 2018 arts program This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the MN State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. We are honored!

Something so special from the Chanhassen High School Dance Line!

This fall, the Chanhassen High School Dance Line gathered dance costumes and art supplies for Breanna’s Gift. There is something so special about young people giving up time from their busy schedules and showing so much support for our program. We are honored and humbled by such generosity. Thank you Coach Kelly and all of the Chanhassen Dance Line dancers for your wonderful donations and for being a part of Breanna’s Gift.

Amazing Volunteers

Breanna’s Gift has amazing volunteers! There are program volunteers who assist our teachers  during classes and volunteers who take on all kinds of miscellaneous and very necessary tasks. One afternoon of volunteering for Lauren and she helped organize costumes, make Art Takeout projects and prepared our Holiday Mailer for delivery. Thanks Lauren and thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers.

AND THE WINNERS ARE!

Breanna’s Gift held a 5K Running for Smiles event on October 7, 2017. And the winners are……………EVERYONE!

It was a cloudy, drizzly day, but that didn’t stop us from having fun. We would like to say thank you to our event patrons, Werner Electric, Rick and Tamra Anderson and Go Kart Labs; to Marge Meyer Associates for all of our marketing materials; to our event volunteers; to Kim Bergman for T-Shirt design; to Heidilynn Johnson for T-Shirt layout and to all of the run participants.

Congratulations to the winner of the race, Number 6, Billy Gese.

Number 21, Finnegan, was the winner in the canine division. Truth be told, we didn’t actually have a canine division, but Finnegan stole the show, coming in first and last.

Cudos to Billy and Finnegan.

And Thank You EVERYONE for your support!

Art Takeout at American Family Children’s Hospital

Breanna’s Gift is proud to be adding a new hospital to our Art Takeout program. Jenna Alsteen, our Art Takeout liaison in Madison, WI. delivered 70 Art Takeout projects to  child life staff at American Family Children’s Hospital. These individual art classes in a box are now being sent to: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in CA., Children’s Hospital of Richmond @ VCU in VA., Mayo Eugenio Litto Children’s Hospital in MN., Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in FL., Medical City Children’s Hospital in TX., & American Family Children’s Hospital in WI.