Breanna's Gift

A nonprofit organization

$33,113 raised by 207 donors

95% complete

$35,000 Goal

Through the magic of the arts, Breanna's Gift brings smiles to the faces of children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

Breanna's Gift is an arts program offering dance, visual arts, music and performing arts opportunities at Children's Hospitals and home-away-from-home facilities. The organization covers all costs including teachers' compensation, costumes, dance shoes and supplies needed for art, music and performing arts. Breanna's Gift offers 3 programs to meet the needs of the children. 

Art TakeoutTM is a series of individual art classes in a box designed with project instructions and supplies. It is specifically for children too sick to leave their hospital rooms to join group classes. 

Art Take2TM  is a program created in May of 2020 to provide a new way to bring the arts to children. It is a library of arts class videos along with supplies needed for the follow-along classes. This is an ongoing library that includes all classes that were brought live to the children. Check out this short and fun video to learn more!

In-Person Classes The main programming is in-person classes taught in facility playrooms or in individual patient rooms. Since 2007 workshops and weekly classes are taught at Ronald McDonald House Charities-Upper Midwest, Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis, and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. 

Art Takeout and Art Take2 are also sent to children's hospitals across the country. It is intended that these programs deliver the joy that comes from being creative. 

Our programs are free to the children and the facilities we serve. From the very beginning, we understood we were given the privilege of being a small part in the life of a sick child.  Some come to our program still recovering from surgery, some are connected to IVs, some in wheelchairs. Often, we only see a child once and equally as often, we are together for several weeks and sometimes months. We are encouraged and motivated by the smiles we see on the faces of these wonderful children and we thank all of our supporters for increasing the reach of our program.

We find ourselves continually amazed at the resilience and energy we see in the children we serve. And the results - from the children, their families and everyone associated with Breanna's Gift - are SMILES! If you like the idea of helping very sick children escape through the magic of the arts, we hope you'll join us.

Breanna's Gift is a member of Charities Review Council meeting accountability standards and a platinum member of GuideStar

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Organization name

Breanna's Gift

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Arts & Culture Health Children & Family


4046 23rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407


612 730 6560

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