Red Balloon Connects Fund

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
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Connecting great books and authors with kids in under resourced communities in Minnesota


raised by 15 people

$5,000 goal

7 months left

Red Balloon Connects was established in fall of 2022 by generous gifts from the Red Balloon Bookshop community as a way to promote equity in education.  The mission of the fund is to improve kids’ access to books and the people who create them, no matter the income level of the family.  

Your donation will provide kids from all backgrounds the powerful and inspirational experiences of having authors and illustrators visit their schools and put more books in the hands of kids. Tax exempt donations are collected by the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and are distributed in the form of grants to schools and other organizations serving kids.

Actor and Author Terry Crews visits schools and signs books to be donated 

Author Matt de la Peña talking with students at a recent school visit

You may also donate by sending a check to:

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

101 Fifth Street East
Suite 2400
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1800

**be sure to include "Red Balloon Connects" in the memo line**

This fundraiser supports

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Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Organized By Holly Weinkauf (Red Balloon Bookshop)

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