History

CHILD Inc was founded in 2000. Originally it was set up to assist clients in navigating the legal system. It can be quite overwhelming to those who have never dealt with the court system before. We provided resources and referrals to services.
Over time we increased our services to include support groups for children, community education, client mentoring, and court liaison.

We have grown to over 75 volunteers. Our staff has attended trainings by the Department of Justice, FBI, Sexual Violence Center, and Survivor’s Network.

We have provided community education for foster care, scouts, public and charter schools, churches, event booths, and work places. Our life size paper doll display has grown to over a mile long. Our web site and phone line have provided information and assistance to people for 12 years. We have coordinated with other organizations to provide services and resources to those in need (Stop It Now, Sexual Violence Center, BACA, NAPSAC, etc). We have provided social gatherings for our clients and their families. We have had picnics, flag football games, Timberwolves games and many other fun activities with our clients, providing safe and appropriate role modeling.

We have done a variety of fundraising activities; car washes, rummage sales, candy sales, haunted house, annual benefits and silent auctions. We have partnered with Target, WalMart, Kohls, Herbergers, Burger King, and Buffalo Wild Wings in community fundraising projects.

We participated in the Walk for Justice between 2003 and 2006. We have been in several parades including Lumberjack Days, Woodbury Days, Bayport, and Lake Elmo.

Our organization is supported by the public through our many fundraising activities. Each year we are able to provide even more services to more children and families thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Together we can make a difference in children’s lives.

Sponsors/Donors:

Chanhassen Dinner Theater

Minnesota Vikings

Hopkins Center for the Arts

Four Seasons

Yocum Oil

Marriott City Center

Mill City Museum

Walker Art Center

Museum of Russian Art

Haskell’s Wine and Spirits

Village Pizza

Riley’s Pub & Grill

Taco John’s

Cork & Barrel

JW’s Bierstube

Sgt. Peppers Grille & Bar

Flicker Meats

Fantastic Sam’s

Milio’s Sandwiches

Red Lobster

HomeGoods

Sky Zone Sports

Dairy Queen

Plymouth Playhouse

Park Square Theater

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company

TJ Maxx

Build A Bear

MN Timberwolves Fastbreak

Mills Fleet Farm

Discount Tire

Perkins

MN Landscape Arboretum

Valvoline

Mystic Lake

Olive Garden

American Girl Store

Lake Elmo Inn

MN Twins

Jackpot Junction

MN Science Museum

MN Swarm

Central Automotive

Tires Plus

BC’s Mongolian BBQ

Domino’s

Leeann Chin

Dunn Bros.

Diamonds on Main

Key’s Café

Sunsets Restaurant

Running Aces

Chili’s

Hair Professionals Salon & Spa

Tan 24 Sonnen Studio

Pizza Ranch

Nail Art

Goodyear Auto

Rindelaub Family Dental

Panera Bread

The UPS Store

Rainbow Foods

Red Lobster

Burger King

Papa John’s

TGIFriday’s

Waterpark of America

Larkin Studio

Hmong House Restaurant

House of Comedy

Mall of America

McDonald’s

Twin City Model Railroad Museum

Good Times Tattoo Company

White Castle

Discount Tire

Buffalo Wild Wings

Donatelli’s

Caribou Coffee

DeMori’s Italian Restaurant

St Paul Saints

Wooddale Fun Zone

Six Flags

Trader Joe’s

Kowalski’s

Famous Dave’s

Rose Floral

Joseph’s

Papa Murphy’s

Pizza Hut

Buffalo Wild Wings

Natural Nails

Euronails

St Croix Casino

The Outing Lodge

Saints North

Fine Line Architecture

Arby’s

Gorman’s

NJ Café

Bingo Palace

Randall Raduenz

Stillwater Art Guild Gallery

AmericInn

CarQuest

Heritage Embroidery

Acapulco

Green Mountain Coffee

Eagles 94 Aerie

Eagles Auxilary

Herberger’s

Donna Herzfeld

Kare 11

KLBB

Xcel Energy

School District 622

WDGY

WEVR

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