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  • Katie Lindenfelser (second from left) and Jenny Floria (second from right) receive a donation from Delora (far right) and Howard (far left) for the 4th season of the BLUE MOO Ice Cream truck.

    Legen"DAIRY" Support from BLUE MOO

    Sometimes a partnership comes along that is too sweet to pass up. Such a thing happened when Duane Helms-Boyd, then a teenager, learned about the families who come to Crescent Cove and wanted to raise money to support Crescent Cove. He talked it over with his parents, Del and Howard, and they agreed to invest in an ice cream truck for him. Those first summers BLUE MOO would drive around delivering ice cream to kids in Minneapolis, and at the end of the summer deliver a check to Crescent Cove. ...More
  • A Time to Remember

    “Grief is a burden that becomes lighter when it is shared.” These were the words of Ted Bowman, grief educator and counselor, to the families who gathered at Crescent Cove for the 2022 Remembrance Day this past weekend. Part of Crescent Cove’s mission is to not only care for children while living, but also to support families after their children have passed. Whether a child died in the past year or 20 years ago, they are remembered and loved by the families they leave behind. The trail...More
  • A Pitch Worth Waiting For

    When you meet Elijah for the first time, you can’t help but notice his positive energy. And, if you are lucky enough to meet him at a baseball game, his enthusiasm is contagious —you will find yourself clapping and cheering along with him. At age 16, Elijah is a HUGE baseball fan, and he especially loves the Minnesota Twins. You can find him and his family at a ballgame many times a year and may witness Elijah cheering and high-fiving everyone around him every time the Twins get a hit. A H...More
  • Back-to-School Fun

    A tree on our property already has a few branches of leaves that have changed colors, and that means one thing: autumn is upon us. And with autumn comes back-to-school time for kids and their families. Last Thursday more than 100 people attended Crescent Cove’s back-to-school event at our Home and the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful! Families took part in a photo booth, using a table full of props to capture silly smiles and energetic expressions. They could also get portraits tak...More
  • A legacy to a life: Spreading Smiles

    Sally B. was searching for a way to honor her son's life. Her son, Barry, died unexpectedly of a heart attack earlier in 2022, leaving three young children behind. He was a loving father who supported his children and their activities. Sally wanted to make a gift in his memory to a children's cause in her state of Minnesota, though her son lived in California. She learned about Crescent Cove and asked how she could help. She decided to sponsor the ice cream truck for our Siblings Camp, writing,...More
  • 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
  • First Siblings Camp a Success! photo

    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

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