Cheerful Givers

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Basic Information

Address: 1287 Berry Ridge Road Eagan, MN 55123
Phone Number: 651-226-8738
Fax Number: n/a
Director: Karen Kitchel

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Those living in poverty
Population Served: Disadvantaged children & less fortunate parents
Ages for Volunteer: 5 - 95
Minimum Hours Required: 1/2
Mission Statement:

We provide toy-filled birthday gift bags to shelters and food shelves so that less fortunate parents can give their child a birthday gift.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believe this simple gesture boosts self-esteem, enhances self-worth and strengthens bonds in economically disadvantaged families.

Program History:

Since 1994, we have provided birthday gift bags to 317,000 less fortunate children.


Nov. 17 -- "Give To The Max Day" -- online fundraiser at

March 27, 2010 - "The Great Minnesota Birthday Party" at the Mall of America

Additional Information:

Volunteers must form their own group (corporate, civic, school, church, family, etc.) and provide gift bags and small new toys which are then assembled into gift bags at your location.  When done, take them to a food shelf or shelter in your community and let us know how many bags you filled and where you took them (contact  Details are on our website at under "Get Involved"


We also have an assortment of individual volunteer opportunities listed on our website at


Help spread the news about this unmet need that Cheerful Givers is addressing to all of your contacts!