Kids Volunteering to Show Support for Others

Author Sara Sternberger

Posted December 15, 2015

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Children at North Minneapolis Day Care Center to Create Holiday Gift Bags for Children and Families at Local Hospitals

Kids Volunteering to Show Support for Others this Holiday Season

The children and staff at Catholic Charities Northside Child Development Center and mentors at Free Arts Minnesota will create handmade holiday cards and gift bags to give to children and families at two Twin Cities hospitals.  During the hour-long activity, kids will assemble gift bags and create handmade cards of support. They will also participate in a story-time and discussion on the season of giving. Later that day, the gift bags will be delivered to Shriner’s Hospital and cards will be sent to the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital.

About Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:  Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis serves those most in need. We are a leader at solving poverty, creating opportunity, and advocating for justice in the community. Our programs for children, families and adults annually help nearly 30,000 people, regardless of faith, background or circumstance. Through our advocacy efforts, Catholic Charities serves as a tireless voice for those who often go unheard. Our work would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers and donors.  Catholic Charities Northside Child Development Center is a North Minneapolis learning center for children six-weeks to 12-years-old. Northside Child Development Center provides early education, preschool, school readiness and school reinforcement experiences, all designed to combat the negative impact poverty can have on children.  To learn more please visit

About Free Arts Minnesota:  Free Arts Minnesota inspires hope and empowers underserved youth to unlock their creativity with the support of community artists and caring adult mentors. Partnering with over 23 social service agencies, community organizations, and local artists, we provide meaningful mentorship hours and arts programming to over 3,000 youth in the Twin Cities, annually. Through our programs we strengthen our community and make a difference in the lives of our youth by engaging them with the arts, building positive mentoring relationships, and expanding arts programming to under-resourced neighborhoods. We would not be able to bring art into the lives of our youth without the support of our devoted weekly art mentors, volunteers, community partners, and donors. To learn more please visit .

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CBS Minnesota/CBS Local and KSTP – 5 Eye Witness News