• $812 – Donated items to the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery from their “Wish List”, including:  a glider rocking chair, children’s tennis shoes, diapers, baby formula, bedroom comforters, art supplies, and administrative supplies.
  • $758 - Donated items to Hope Lodge from their “Wish List”, including:  Snacks for their community kitchen, Sheets, mattress pads, Towels, and toiletries for guest rooms, cleaning supplies and paper products.


Additional Cool Stuff from 2012:

  • The Minneapolis Star Tribune (Jeff Strickler) heard about the Carly Valentine project this year and joined us at her school on the day that all of the 1st graders were helping stuff goody bags. He also came with us for the deliveries at Hope Lodge. I was in the paper and they had a funny video piece on their website as well:

                Click here for a link to the Star Tribune Story & Video

                Click here for a link to a great Star Tribune reader response


  • Bev Mello from Lord of Life Lutheran Church also wrote a very sweet story for their monthly magazine.  She came with us for the deliveries at Hope Lodge too so she could get some pictures for her article.

                Click here for a link to the story from the Lord of Life Magazine.

2012 - Year 4

Raised:  $4200
Delivered:  420 Goody Bags & Cards to 8 locations:


  • Bloom Early Learning & Childcare
  • Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery 
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities
  • Hillcrest Golden Living Center 
  • River Oaks 
  • Brookdale Assisted Living of Minnetonka
  • Hope Lodge 
  • Park Gardens (Fergus Falls) - Assisted Living Residence for the Elderly (new location for my project in 2012)

Project Donations were spent in the following ways:

  • $1890 – Goody Bags & Cards
  • $750 – Scholarship fund at Kids Care Connection (now called Bloom Early Learning & Childcare)​
​​​​Carly Valentine Project