​​​​Carly Valentine Project


Project Donations were spent in the following ways:

  • $1525 – Goody Bags & Cards
  • $500 – Scholarship fund at Kids Care Connection (now called Bloom Early Learning & Childcare)
  • $330 – Donated items to the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery from their “Wish List”, including:  diapers, socks, hair accessories, and educational games for the Wii. 
  • $385 - Donated items to Hope Lodge from their “Wish List”, including:  Snacks for their community kitchen, Sheets, Towels, and toiletries for guest rooms, and cleaning supplies.


Additional Cool Stuff from 2011:

  • This year Laurie Friedman, the author of the book that inspired my project (Love, Ruby Valentine), was inspired by me and she posted a Valentine contest on her website:  Click here for a link to it​​.
  • ​This was the year that I started Kindergarten and all the kindergartners at my school helped stuff some goody bags -- se fun!  
  • The youth group at Our Father's Lutheran church in Rockford was also a really big help with the goody bags.  I read the story to them and told them about my project.  They decided that they wanted to also help raise money, and helped with the donations to Hope Lodge.

2011 - Year 3

Raised:  $2740
Delivered:  320 Goody Bags & Cards to 7 locations:


  • Bloom Early Learning & Childcare
  • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery 
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities
  • Hillcrest Golden Living Center 
  • River Oaks 
  • Brookdale Assisted Living of Minnetonka (formerly Freedom Point) - Assisted Living Residence for the Elderly (new location for my project in 2011)
  • Hope Lodge - Non-profit, Temporary residence for cancer patients that normally live outside the Twin Cities, but are receiving treatment at a Twin Cities hospital.  (new location for my project in 2011)