Virtual Royal Bash – EVERYONE Has a Free Seat at the Table

Save the Date! Join us Saturday, February 20, for Royal Bash 2021 – a ONE-HOUR, VIRTUAL, FREE event, open to ALL. HERE’S a peek; more details to come. Check back here and on HEF’s Facebook page.

Be sure to thank all of our generous Sponsors, listed HERE, who have shown their devotion to Hopkins Public Schools students in this difficult time!

Spring Grants Will Continue to Support Staff and Students During the Pandemic

Attention Hopkins Staff: the same rolling Grant Application procedure will continue for the Spring 2021 cycle, which opens on January 25. Find all details HERE.

Undaunted by the current pandemic and the shift to distance learning, Hopkins staff and students continue to innovate and generate BIG ideas. Virtual grant presentations were made this past Fall on a rotating cycle, to better allow for IMMEDIATE implementation. See what your donations are funding HERE.

HEF also made a $50,000 COVID-19 inspired grant in May to support the Hopkins School District’s shift to distance learning.

Raffle Tickets! Win Big!

Get Your Raffle Ticket ASAP! Only 150 tickets available. Two Winners Will Each Receive $1,000 CASH
To purchase tickets, contact HEF at 952-988-4097 or connect with one of our Board of Directors (only cash or check accepted)
Click HERE for full details

Students Are Awesome

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HEF recently awarded $3,184 for four HEF Awesome Fund grants to student clubs. Thanks to innovative students they are currently in various stages of planning and implementation, in spite of distance learning. Green Halls is busy purchasing supplies and growing the plants they will use to beautify and enlighten HHS. Tamp Action will provide menstrual supplies at HHS when school resumes, and in the meantime, continues to prepare for presentations to both junior highs regarding period stigma. Kendama Club members are practicing their game as they work to schedule an inspirational speaker to share with fellow students their on-point message of transforming adversity into growth. Although Gender and Sexuality Alliance had to cancel the spring Qrom (Queer Prom), they look forward to creating future empowering events for teens from across Minnesota. More on the Awesome Fund HERE.


A Lot of Gratitude Was Spread Around

Fall Gratitude Gifts just wrapped up; gifts and messages were mailed to the 188 honored staff at their homes right before Winter Break. As you can see, the gifts generated many thanks and smiles all around (even under the masks). If you missed it and still want to thank our amazing, adaptive, hard-working Hopkins staff, order a Star Card anytime. For a donation of just $5, we’ll send a quick shout-out to any staff member.

Pathways to a Healthy Future

WATCH this terrific video about HEF’s 2020-2022 Special Appeal, ‘Pathways to a Healthy Future’ and LEARN MORE HERE

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