​​​​Carly Valentine Project

Project Donations were spent in the following ways:

  • $3200 – Goody Bags & Cards
  • $750 – Scholarship fund at Kids Care Connection (now called Bloom Early Learning & Childcare)
  • $575 – Donated items to the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery from their “Wish List”, including:  baby formula, cleaning supplies, child undergarments, winter coats / snow pants, toiletries, etc.
  • $570 - Donated items to Hope Lodge from their “Wish List”, including:  Snacks for their community kitchen; blankets, mattress pads and toiletries for guest rooms, and cleaning supplies.
  • $660 - Donated items to Hope 4 Youth from their “Wish List”, including:  lot’s of food/snacks and bottled water for their food pantry, toiletries, towels, and paper products.


Additional Cool Stuff:

Two news stations heard about Carly's project this year:

  • Plymouth Channel 12 - joined us at my school where the 4th graders were helping with the goody bags.  The reporter also came with us for deliveries to the residents of Hillcrest Golden Living Center, and to Bloom.  Her story was nominated this year for an Emmy (Midwest Regional)   

                   Click here for a link to the February 5th Channel 12 video

                   Click here for a link to the February 12th Channel 12 video

  • Fox News - joined us for deliveries to the residents of River Oaks in Anoka.   

                   Click here for a link to the February 14th Fox News video


Three newspapers also wrote very nice stories this year:

  • Fergus Falls Journal - Click here for a link to the Story
  • Madison Guard - (no link available)
  • West Central Tribune (Willmar) - Click here for a link to the Story

Raised:  $5900
Delivered:  640 Goody Bags & Cards to 12 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, MN) 
  • Little Blessings (Madison, MN) 
  • Arbor Oaks 
  • Hope 4 Youth 
  • Glen Oaks (New London, MN) - Assisted Living Residence for the Elderly (new location for my project in 2015)

2015- Year 7