The Pandemic kept us apart much of the beginning of 2021, however we did our best to keep in contact with out mentors, Kinskids and looked ahead to planning events in the later part of 2021 for our Mentors & Kinskids to participate in. In May 2021 we were lucky to participate in a fun day at Spare Time Bowling in Turtle Lake with Kinskids and Mentors in attendance. It was lots of smiles and lots of fun to get back to getting together!Kinship Brat Stand

In June Kinship hosted a craft day for Kinskids & Mentors to participate in as well as participated in the Library Book Sale. In July a handful of Board Members, Mentors, and special volunteers helped raise funds by hosting the Louie’s Brat Stand for two days over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. It was a lot of work, lots of brats were sold, and we are thankful for the dollars raised to help continue funding fun days and Kinship programming.

Other activities Kinship hosted or facilitated for our Kinskids and Mentors over the summer included  a Twins vs Tigers Baseball Game, Makerspace Felt Succulent activity at the St. Angelo Library, Dress a Baga Contest, Bagafest Armband Day sponsored by Barry Stipe and the St. Anthony Knights of Columbus.

This fall our Kinskids headed back to school, however the activities available to Kinskids and Mentors were still plentiful. In October a few of our Kinskids traveled to St. Croix Falls and enjoyed the Franconia Sculpture Park, they participated in the Chamber Pumpkin Giveaway and Safe Trick or Treat in Downtown Cumberland. With cooler weather our Kinskids and Mentors participated in more seasonal activities including attending the Snowshoe Valley Christmas Tree Farm opening

Kinship Twins Game

weekend celebration, Perler Art Week at the Library, Open Skate at the Cumberland Hockey Rink and Christmas Decoration Decorating.

Despite the challenges of getting together in early 2021, we are so thankful to be able to put together & coordinate so many fun and fufilling activities for our Kinskids and Mentors to enjoy. Everyone at Kinship wishes you a safe & happy New Year… and remember, if you’re considering being a mentor- reach out to us! We love to answer questions and help you make a difference in the life of an area youth!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 2022 Kinship Comedy Dinner Fundraiser on August 13th, 2022! Learn more here: 2022 FUNDRAISER COMEDY NIGHT