Upcoming & Past Events
3rd Annual Interpretations of Hope Event 4-25-2015
Save the date for our upcoming Wine and Beer Tasting which will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN. This event will include the Reveal of the paintings of the children who will be attending our Painting for Hope Event hosted by Art & Elixir on 2-28-2015. DJ by Pat Combs (Uncle to Blair), Games including the Hi-Lo, Wall of Wine and the Wine Toss, Photo Booth by Tom Anderson, TABBEA Photography. HOPE and Silent Auction. $40 per ticket and $50 the night of the event. If you are interested in being a sponsor or would like to donate to our silent auction, contact Kim Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information to follow as soon as we have everything in place. Help us to Help Other People Everyday – HOPE!
Painting for Hope Event
Our annual Painting for Hope event sponsored by Art & Elixir is 2-28-2015 at Poor Richards Restaurant, Bloomington, MN. Thank you to our sponsor Art & Elixir, Terri and Tara and Poor Richards we appreciate all that you do to make this event the success that it is. Very excited to see the paintings by our participants, Lyla, Jillian, Megan, Liv, Wyatt, Amelia, Avery, Jillian, Raelyn, Molly, Lydia, Matt, Kate, Kylie, Brinna, Avery and Haley. The paintings by these children will be revealed out our annual IOH Wine Event.
Sewing Event 1-18-2015
Looking for 20-25 volunteers who would be interested in sewing pillow cases for us to deliver to families at the Minneapolis Childrens and the U of MN Masonic hospitals. You would need to bring your sewing machine and tools we will provide material unless you have some really cool material you would like to donate. Thank you to Four Seasons Quilt Shop. Thank you for helping us to Help Other People Everyday! HOPE
Questions contact Kim Anderson @email@example.com
Four Seasons Quilt Shop, 9708 63rd Ave. N. Maple Grove, MN 55369
Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
7th Annual Thanksgiving Meal served at the U of MN Masonic Children’s Hospital
From Chris And Joe Gottlieb 10/16/2014:
“We are getting close to our daughter’s one year anniversary of her open heart surgery and subsequent complications for a 22 day hospital stay at Amplatz. We held our Abby for the first time on Thanksgiving Day after surgery. For 3 days after surgery we did not know if we’d ever hold her again. We are very blessed people to have had such great care at Amplatz, and we were so thankful for your organization’s gift of a real Thanksgiving Dinner after such a traumatic week. To give their personal time and effort just to help us meant so much”.
Blair’ Tree of Hope has been blessed to be given the opportunity to join forces with many wonderful people to serve a delicious Thanksgiving Meal to the families and Staff of University of Minnesota Masonic Childrens Hospital. It is such an honor to help these courageous families have just a small amount of “normalcy” during such a trying time in their lives.
This year will be no different. With the help of the Amazing Jim Wagner of Wagners Drive in, who along with his volunteers makes all of the delicious food, we plan on feeding many families an amazing and traditional Thanksgiving Meal. After the meal, a delicious array of desserts will be served courtesy of Heidi Kaliher, our amazing friend and baker.
There are so many others that help us to keep HOPE alive. Deb Wingert and her crew, Colleen & Cathy Mahoney, Mary Kay & Kevin Myrmel and Kim and Tom Anderson for making sure the meal is served with grace and beauty. Harrison Electric and many others for helping to sponsor this event with cash donations. Without them we would be unable to continue our mission of Helping Other People Everyday.
Finally, to Chris, Joe & Abby Gottlieb – You are what makes us strive as a foundation to continue to do everything we can to help families during this tough time in their lives. We promise that our families will ALWAYS be our first and most important priority.
To anyone else who has touched the Blair’s Tree of Hope organization, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are nothing without all of you amazing people.
7th Annual Kickball Tournament
Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual kickball tournament at the Valley View Fields in Bloomington, MN – the sun was shining and it couldn’t have been a better day.
Thank you to our sponsors
Horizon Agency, Inc., Chubb Insurance Group, TCF Bank, Flanery Brothers, Wenzel Heating & Air Conditioning, Fresco, Inc., The Cellular Connection, Ernst & Young and GR Promotions.
Thank you to the teams who participated – you were so fun to watch.
Don’t Stop Believing, Just for Kicks, Kickin Cousins, Kickin for Adrian, Scorpions, One Kick Wonders
K-Bunnies, Just Like High Schook, Ballsagna, Foot Clan, Sparkle Ponies, Wild Things, Unleashed, Summertime Brew, Swift Kick in the Grass, Balls Deep, Balls & Dolls, Saved by The ball.
Winners – Family Division – Just for Kicks and the Competitive Division, Summertime Brew
Thank you to everyone who purchased raffles tickets and to all of the companies who donated gift certificates or products – if your ticket was pulled you should have received your raffle item or it has been mailed.
MN Wild Tickets – 4 Tickets – Donated by Ernts & Young – Winner – Josh G
SamSung Tab 2 7 inch tablet – Donated by The Cellular Connection – Winner – Scott H.
Quilt – Maple Grove Quilters Group – Winner – Joe Hasling
CD – Fix Me Up (Zach Sobiech)
Fly a Little Higher book (Laura Sobiech)
MN Arboretum – 4 VIP Passes
Mill City Museum – 4 Passes
Gutherie Theate – 2 Tickets
Poor Richards – Gift Cards (2) $25 each
The Works Museum – 4 Passes
Joke Joint – Passes
Gold Nugget – 1 GC $25
Roasted Pear Restaurant – 1 GC $20
ChiroCenter – 1 GC (hour massage)
Personal Trainer – 1 GC (The Sabes Jewish Community Center)
Creative Confections by Heidi – 1 GC – Cupcakes
Erik’s Bike Shop – 1 GC $25
Brave New Workshop – 2 Passes
Rocco Altobelli – 2 GC – $20 each
Chanhassen – Dinner & Show for 2
Cowboy Jacks bucket with GC
Mary Kay Basket
Air Maxx Trampoline
Pillowcase – set of 2
Mark your calendar for next year – the last Saturday in September 2015