Special Gift Fund
Your entire donation will go directly to people with emergent needs and issues.
You can write a check made out to 'The Special Gift Fund' and send it to:
The Special Gift Fund
c/o Michael Miller
300 South 6th Street, MC 700
Minneapolis, MN 55487
The Backpack Challenge is the county’s award winning school supplies drive. Hennepin County staff and community partners have donated more than 100,000 backpacks to students in need since the program was launched. School-age children who have a Hennepin County case manager are eligible.
Fill a backpack and help prepare a student for school. Donations can be dropped off by appointment or arrangements can be made for pick-up by county staff. Financial contributions will be used to purchase supplies. Supplies and donations are needed year-round. For more information about how to donate, contact Kim La Rosa, Volunteer Coordinator at 612-596-8702 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send donations to:
Hennepin County Backpack Challenge
c/o Kim La Rosa, Mail Code W770
1011 First Street South, Suite 108
Hopkins, MN 55343
Giving Partners Holiday Program
Spread holiday cheer by donating to low-income families, children, youth, seniors, disabled adults, and veterans to make a positive difference in their lives. Donate as a family, group of neighbors, friends, and employees to increase your impact.
Participate by donating a gift card. Mail it to:
Volunteer and Community Partnership Program
9600 Aldrich Ave MC 658
Bloomington, MN 55420
Or, donate to specific people in the program by emailing GivingPartnersHolidayProgram@hennepin.us. We will send you a person or family's brief bio and wish list.
For more information, email GivingPartnersHolidayProgram@hennepin.us.
Learn more about donation programs
Contact us to pledge a donation or learn more about the county's charitable programs.