Hats & Mittens

A nonprofit organization

$2,851 raised by 27 donors

57% complete

$5,000 Goal

Help Us Prepare for the Hats & Mittens Season!   

Did you know that 41,000 hats and mittens (that's 21,000 sets!) were requested for the 2021/2022 winter season?  The need for winter wear in our Twin Cities community continues to be strong... This year, we’ve already received requests for over 20,000 hat and mittens sets from 100 organizations and the winter season hasn't even hit Minnesota yet!

Unfortunately, our inventory is low. We only have the donations in house to fulfill half of these orders. Please help us raise the money to purchase the inventory needed to keep our infants, youth, young adults and adults warm for this season!

Did you know that $100 will purchase 25 hat and mitten sets? That's one classroom of kids! Help keep our community warm by donating today!

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Our goal this season is to be able to provide 
hats and mittens in a more timely manner

Our organization relies on both financial and physical donations to create our inventory to distribute hat and mitten sets across the Twin Cities and seven metro counties. However, the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted our collections network. Hats & Mittens has fewer collection sites and receives fewer physical donations than previous years. In order to keep up with the demand, we purchase purchase hats and mittens at wholesale prices.  

That's why we need your help. We need the funding to continue to purchase inventory before our unpredictable Minnesota fall and winter season kicks into high gear. We do know the need will be great – we’ve already received over 100 orders, for over 20,000 sets, and more come in every day! Help us spread the warmth to those who need it most!

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❤  Warm hands, warm heads, warm hearts!  ❤

Our founder, Rebecca Sundquist, said it best: "A hat and mitten is more than just a hat and mitten, it's about health, it's about warmth, it's about inclusion, it's about provision, and - this year especially - it’s about good mental health. It's going to be more important that our children get outside this winter, away from their screens, and enjoy this beautiful Minnesota winter."

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If you would like more information about Hats & Mittens, please watch our 2020 fundraising video to learn more about us, walk through our warehouse to see how we organize and distribute thousands of hats and mittens, and hear about our impact across the community.

This video was created in 2018 - but the message is the same. Thank you for giving and helping to keep our community warm this winter season!

More about Hats & Mittens:

Hats & Mittens is a 27-year-old nonprofit founded for the purpose of keeping kids and families warm for the winter season by providing free hats and mittens. The all-volunteer board and committees work throughout the year collecting and distributing new and gently used hats and mittens to organizations, schools, and shelters throughout the Twin Cities and seven metro counties. Through our manufacturing connections, we can secure warm hats and mittens at or below wholesale prices.

For more information on Hats & Mittens, please visit us at www.hatsandmittens.org or email us at info@hatsandmittens.org.

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Hats & Mittens

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Education Children & Family Community Humanitarian Aid

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BIPOC Serving


501 Carlson Parkway #315
Minnetonka, MN 55305



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