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In-kind Contributions

Thanks a Million

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, in-kind donations served an immediate and critical role in keeping frontline healthcare workers safe and sustained. We are humbled by the outpouring of PPE, homemade masks, and food support throughout 2020 and early 2021.

We are now able to pivot to in-kind donations that enhance the patient experience.  Periodically we will post special in-kind item drives on the front page of our Foundation website.

If you have questions or would like to discuss a potential in-kind donation, please contact us at: [email protected]create new email.

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A Note About Food Donations

We appreciate the gestures of food donations as a way to boost the spirits of our committed team members.  Most people don't realize how large we are with over 7,000 team members, filling three shifts over 24 hours, every day. To make even a small impact, we consider donations at or above 200 items.  Please contact us to learn if we can accept your generosity.

All food items must follow these requirements.

  • Minimum Quantity of 200 Items
  • Individually Packaged
  • Made in a Commercial Kitchen
  • Items Must be Self Stable

We cannot accept any hot items, items requiring refrigeration, buffet style serving or homemade food.

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Calling All Makers

We are blessed with  an abundance of donations. Please contact us first to learn if we are able to accept your donation.  [email protected]create new email

Homemade gifts make a difference in the lives our patients! Knit or crochet hats keep our tiny patients warm in the NICU, cover the heads of patients receiving chemotherapy, while mittens keep bandaged or casted hands warm in a Minnesota winter. Hand made 'surgery dolls' are used by our child life specialists to show young patients where their surgery will occur and what to expect for recovery and treatment.

The following homemade items are welcome.

  • Adult hats for patients receiving Cancer treatments
  • Newborn or preemies hats for patients in the NICU
  • Themed hats for Pediatrics (pumpkins, snowman, animals)
  • Crib size or lap size blankets or quilts for Pediatrics and Spiritual Care
  • Fabric hearts for NICU. 4x4 inches in felt or cotton.
  • Surgery Dolls for Pediatrics:  pattern hereopens PDF file

Items can be mailed to:

Hennepin Healthcare Foundation, 701 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Volunteer time creating homemade items may qualify for a match by your employer. Check with your HR department. If needed, our tax identification number is 41-0845733.

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