Generosity Happens Here
The Hennepin Healthcare Foundation has the honor of connecting the generosity of the community to the mission of Hennepin Healthcare. Discover how we can help our community thrive together.
Support Our Healthcare Heroes
There is no place better prepared and experienced to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in our community than Hennepin Healthcare. And there is no better time for you to show your support. We have mobilized to respond to the many offers of help. Thank you for thinking of us during this unprecedented time.
Contributions take many forms from financial to offering a word of encouragement. Visit our Hennepin Heroes webpage for information on in-kind donations, support for frontline staff and patients, stories from the field and our research efforts.
Keep The Pediatric Vaccine Mobile Rolling
While research for a COVID-19 vaccine makes the headlines, a looming crisis over childhood immunization rates has surfaced. With families concerned about coming to clinics, childhood immunization rates have begun to plummet, and there is a looming risk of not just COVID-19, but vaccine preventative diseases like measles and pertussis.
Here for Children
Our Vaccine Mobile is staffed with a paramedic and pediatric nurse practitioner. The team sees toddlers, kindergartners, and adolescents who are behind or due for their vaccines. Visits are conducted in the mobile outside of the home. In addition to vaccines, the team comes prepared with cloth masks, books to promote literacy, and food bags for families in need.
Babies can’t wait. Neuroscience has shown the brains of babies and young children are shaped by the everyday experiences with parents and caregivers.
But we know that mothers and fathers can struggle with mental health symptoms during pregnancy and when parenting young children.
The Redleaf Center for Family Healing will serve pregnant and postpartum mothers, fathers, and families with children ages 0 – 5 through multi-generational mental health and parenting support, and mind-body-spirit approaches to healing.
Programming will help families thrive by supporting the well-being of adult caregivers while also expanding their capacity to nurture, protect, and delight in their children in ways that support their long-term development.
WHY I GIVE
My name is Aidan Hofstedt. I am a 13-year-old Life Scout from Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and a member of BSA Troop 518 out of Anoka. I started my Scouting career in kindergarten. The prestigious Eagle Scout, is an award that I wanted for my entire life.
To earn an Eagle Scout rank, your project must identify a beneficiary organization. In mid-April, during the stay-at-home order I had a conversation over the phone with my grandmother. I felt called that day to commit to making 100 masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. I worked with church leaders to help identify an organization who would benefit from a large supply of masks.
In May, Hennepin Healthcare’s HCMC, in downtown Minneapolis, was the hospital in the state with the most reported cases. I worked quickly to complete my project and produced 333 masks, much more than the initial goal of 100. My project was my way to thank these front line staff who care for those in need, save lives and fulfill God’s mission.
I am honored that staff can wear my masks to and from work to give their hospital masks a longer shelf life.
Not all super heroes wear capes, some wear masks. That is why I give.- Aidan Hofstedt