Hats & Mittens was organized by Rebecca Jorgenson Sundquist in 1996 as a 501c3 for the purpose of raising money and visibility for various children’s charity in the community. Hats & Mittens raises money, collects hundreds of hats and mittens for homeless children, and increases awareness of smaller and emerging non-profits serving children. Hats & Mittens is a team of local professionals - all volunteers - who work together for the purpose of celebrating the season and helping children in need.
Hats & Mittens is a unique 5013c because it has a dual purpose: not only does Hats & Mittens gather and raise thousands of dollars to purchase hats and mittens for local and outstate children it also awards a monetary contribution to smaller under the radar metro children’s organization.
The annual winter gala includes a live and silent auction, dinner and dance. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new child’s hat and mitten set as part of their admittance. In addition, several thousand dollars are raised to purchase more hats and mittens during its Fund the Warmth segment of the event. Additional monetary proceeds from the live and silent auction are distributed to a local organization chosen each year by the Hats & Mittens Board.
Friends gathering to celebrate the season and help children in need.
Address / Hats & Mittens Drop-Off:
Rebecca Jorgenson Sundquist
19980 Cottagewood Road
Deephaven, MN 55331
4201 Chowen Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55410