We Need Scholarships for Summer!
Many of our families are struggling financially and need your help! Summer scholarships make it possible for them to send their child(ren) to Kaleidoscope for the summer. The impact of your scholarship is felt immediately because their mind can be put at ease knowing that their child(ren) will be in a safe and nurturing place for 8 weeks. You never know what you are saving a student from if they are not at Kaleidoscope. Giving a student an academically focused, enriching, and healthy environment to be in for eight weeks makes a vital difference in their life. Last year, your generosity was incredible! Let’s keep the forward momentum going! Please fill out the Summer Kids Scholarship form today and change the future of a student!
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Kaleidoscope Place is a registered 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible. The programs at Kaleidoscope can only be sustained by the continued support of financial contributors like you! Please consider helping us continue the important work of Kaleidoscope with a recurring or one-time contribution. Matching Donor programs may also apply to your gift.
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GiveMN.org is our online giving partner that processes our online donations. You can be assured that your online donation is safe and secure with GiveMN.org. All donation information is processed completely through GiveMN. You can also create unique ways to raise money for Kaleidoscope and set up an individual fundraiser page on GiveMN.org. Check out Riding the Great Divide for a perfect example! What a great opportunity to be creative in your support of Kaleidoscope!
Can your donation make a difference? The answer is overwhelmingly “YES!” All of our programs cost very little to participants. Kaleidoscope relies on contributions from individuals and organizations to run our programs. So, does your contribution make a difference? You bet it does! Please see the Sponsorships section for more detailed information on sponsorship opportunities.
Kaleidoscope Place is a small nonprofit organization and we are always looking for ways to increase our circle of friends, supporters, and volunteers. One unique way you can help us do this is by hosting a Kaleidoscope Friendraiser. It’s easy! Invite a group of your friends, colleagues, or members of your faith-based community over to share a meal. Then, share with them the mission, goals, and wonderful work we do with children and youth at Kaleidoscope. Ask them how they are willing to share in your passion for Kaleidoscope. Whether it is sponsoring a donation drive, signing up to volunteer, and/or making a financial contribution to Kaleidoscope you will be helping us to extend the reach of Kaleidoscope and its community. You can also request that Kaleidoscope Place staff and/or Board Members join you for your event so they can share their experiences and passion at your Friendraiser. We would love to talk about what we do!
At Kaleidoscope we are always in need of supplies that we use on a daily basis, such as, healthy snacks and beverages, culturally specific children’s books, cleaning supplies, arts and crafts materials and supplies, and clothing and underwear. Help us to obtain these much needed items by organizing a donation drive. One easy way to coordinate a donation drive for Kaleidoscope is by asking family, friends, and colleagues to bring an item, such as, a prepackaged healthy snack or juice boxes, to the next event you may be organizing or hosting. For example, at your child’s next birthday party request that the invitees bring a donation for Kaleidoscope Place. This is a great way to keep our supplies needs full!
Listed below are our donation priorities.
Colored Construction Paper • Glue Sticks
Copier Paper • Water Color Paper
Rechargeable Batteries/Charger • Pencil Sharpeners
Fun Kid Friendly Magnets • Magnet Sheets
Poster Putty • Gift Cards (such as Cub or Target)
New or Gently Used Culturally Specific Children’s Books for Children of Color
Children’s DVDs (G-rated) • Healthy Snacks (for 70 Children)
100% Juice or Juice Boxes • Hurt-free Antiseptic Wash
Cold Packs/Ice Packs • All Purpose Cleaner (409)
Paper Towels • Dish Towels • Wash Rags • Sponges
Here is the full list of our Donation Needs.
Every year we have a spring benefit to raise money for our Summer Kids program. Highlights include a live auction, dinner, and live music. If you have an idea for raising money for us, please click “Contact Us” below to let us know!