Birthday Bag Blitz makes a difference

A total of 120 community members, including Kids ’n Kinship mentors and mentees along with Cheerful Givers volunteers, gathered Oct. 27 at Thomson Reuters corporate headquarters in Eagan for a Birthday Bag Blitz with the theme of “Kids Helping Kids.” This was the fifth annual event where the two nonprofits partnered to bring together volunteers who assembled 3,000 toy-filled birthday gift bags for less fortunate children in Minnesota. Special guests included Gianni Capuzzi, Miss Minnesota Collegiate, Haley O’Brien, Miss Collegiate America, and Mary Scheele, Miss Global United.  – Photo submitted