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  • A pandemic cancellation leads to a generous gift

    Allison Sackman had been planning and fundraising for months for a mission trip to Mexico. She was looking forward to experiencing another culture first-hand and helping people access clean water. She had raised $600 toward her trip's expense by selling bracelets online. Unfortunately the lingering Covid pandemic forced organizers to cancel the trip — Allison was crushed. As a senior at Aquinas High School in La Crosse, WI, she could have used the money toward her tuition at Viterbo Universit...More
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    First Siblings Camp a Success!

    Sleeping bags, s’mores, and swimming all came together mid-July at Crescent Cove’s first-ever Sibling Camp. Our staff planned for weeks to welcome 13 kids from ages 6 to 15 to enjoy a two-night overnight camp. Campers slept in groups of two or three in each room with sleeping bags and air mattresses tumbled on the floor. They enjoyed activities like tie-dying, creating projects with Ziggy’s Art Bus, splatter paint art, canoeing, and more.  “Once the pandemic started we had to close ou...More
  • 10,000 Miles for Crescent Cove families

    He’s an intimidating figure, Scottie Ray. Tall, broad-shouldered, often wearing a pair of dark sunglasses…and when he’s geared up to ride his motorcycle, he is the epitome of a stereotypical biker. But talk to Scottie Ray and you’ll discover a tender heart underneath that tough exterior. This summer, he is taking his motorcycle and heart on the road to raise money for Crescent Cove. Scottie Ray is participating in the Hoka Hey motorcycle ride benefiting Crescent Cove for the second yea...More
  • Spotlight On...Volunteer Scott B!

    Scott Brink is a Busy Bee volunteer at Crescent Cove, keeping the Home clean and tidy when he volunteers every week. He is quick to greet families and staff with a smile that makes his eyes twinkle. Scott’s first volunteer experience with Crescent Cove was with the American Public Works Association which organized a group activity doing plantings and landscaping around the home. The minute he arrived Scott instantly recognized the home from when he worked for the City of Brooklyn Center as a ...More
  • Record-Breaking Give to the Max Day!

    241 donors came together between November 1-18 to contribute a record-breaking $68,515 for Give to the Max Day 2021!  We are so thankful for all our donors and those who chose to invest in our mission -- both new donors and returning! A special thank you to those donors who put forth matching grants for the day: Eric, Kelly, Brekken and Hayes Curry: $10,000 The Lions Club of Crystal: $5,000 In Memory of Mike Bruner: $4,000 Crescent Cove Board Members: $1,500 Our kids & families thank ...More
  • Project Down & Dirty Construction 2021 Recap

    Hosted November 3-5, 2021 at Extreme Sandbox On November 3-5, 2021, Team Jason & Alexis on MyTalk 107.1FM raised over $105,000 for Crescent Cove!   We are so thankful to Team Jason & Alexis who shared our mission on-air and interviewed some of our Crescent Cove families.  See the links below to hear the radio interviews. A special thank you to ALL the donors who made this year's fundraiser an amazing success for our kids and families! Learn more about the competition  Listen to mom Ka...More
  • Minnesota Vikings Player Reunites with Crescent Cove Family

    Thank you to the Minnesota Vikings for connecting with our Crescent Cove Families! On Tuesday, September 22, Crescent Cove families joined Vikings player Aviante Collins and Legends Carl Lee and Henry Thomas for a virtual meet-and-greet. On the call, Aviante reconnected with Raphael's family, whom he met a year ago as the family stayed at Crescent Cove as Raphael passed. Read the Story Here
  • A Safe Haven During A Pandemic

    Excerpts from Kathryn Koehne, RN | Director of Nursing & Operations As the coronavirus crisis spread across the globe over the past several months, sending families into isolation and disrupting nearly every aspect of life, Crescent Cove has remained steadfast in providing care for kids with life-threatening conditions at the Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids in Brooklyn Center, MN. The conservative, cautious and creative approach implemented by Crescent Cove has allowed for consis...More
  • 2019 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Award for Medical Property - West

    Crescent Cove is excited to share that our Respite & Hospice Home for Kids won the 2019 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Award for Medical Property - West! More information about the awards and the 2019 winners can be found here.Special thanks to RSP Architects for the nomination and work performed to bring our Home to reality, along with Gardner Builders and Hanson Builders for their expertise and design!
  • Announcing the Crescent Cove Junior Council

    Crescent Cove is excited to announce the formation of a new council supporting awareness and fundraising activities! Thanks to the enthusiasm of some dedicated local teenagers, the Junior Council was formed to invite teenagers to support our mission of providing care and support to children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy, and their families who love them.  The Junior Council's first event is on Saturday, September 29: A Cove Competition #forthekids. Get your team together f...More

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