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Aug. 26 – Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021

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Community Gives Together

Minnesota State Fair Community Gives Together

The Minnesota State Fair Community Gives Together initiative seeks to bring the community together to give back in partnership with various nonprofits.

Kickoff to Summer at the Fair: May 27-31

We encourage you to join in our Minnesota State Fair Community Gives Together for three local nonprofits serving veterans and young people who are accessing services to achieve supportive and sustainable housing. Consider bringing one of these items to the Kickoff to Summer at the Fair event. Or if you’d like to give a monetary donation, please visit the websites below. Thank you for your generosity!

  • *New men’s boxers, briefs, undershirts and sweatpants
  • *New women’s underwear, sports bras, leggings and sweatpants
  • *New men’s and women’s sweatshirts
  • *New bath towels and washcloths
  • Full-size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant
  • Full-size toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Full-size liquid dish soap and laundry detergent
  • Disinfecting wipes

* Most-needed

Items will support these organizations:

Past Projects

Kitchen Pack Drive in partnership with Bridging

The Minnesota State Fair Community Gives Together hosted a drive in December 2020 to collect essential kitchen tools for our neighbors seeking housing stability with furnishings and household goods. Fair fans helped us collect 294 full kitchen packs – that’s one full month of client needs at Bridging! In addition, 49 can openers, 190 mixing spoons, 182 spatulas, 365 kitchen linens and 500+ miscellaneous items were donated.

Learn more about Bridging.

Partnership for a ConnectedMN

During the Fall Food Parade in October 2020, we asked attendees and fair fans to consider a financial donation to Partnership for a ConnectedMN. ConnectedMN assists nonprofits, school districts and organizations throughout the state in supporting students with the technology and connectivity tools they need to learn, thrive and prosper, especially in a year when students are more reliant on technology than ever.

Learn more about the impact of Partnership for a ConnectedMN.

Food Drive benefitting Second Harvest Heartland

In partnership with Cub, attendees at the Food Parade over 13 days in August and September of 2020 filled six truck loads with 57,000 pounds of food and household and toiletry products!

Learn more about Second Harvest Heartland.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Minnesota State Fair Community Gives Together, please reach out to us at fairinfo@mnstatefair.org.