In-Kind Contributions

Calling All Makers

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

Homemade gifts make a difference in the lives of our patients! Lap blankets and twin-sized quilts enhance the beds of those in hospice. Knitted hats cover the tiny heads of our babies. 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, snowmen, 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:  Access the pattern

Items can be mailed to:

Hennepin Healthcare Foundation, 701 Park Avenue, S8, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Questions? Please contact [email protected]

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.

stuffed animal called the Worry Monster

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.

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].

resident with mask and shield

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.

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

Packaged meal donation for staff