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Creative Kidstuff went out of business during the summer of 2019. They continue to have an online presence and shopping through their online store supports the Greater Good project. Read more below.
If you are looking for a local brick-and-mortar toy store, find one here: Twin Cities Toy Stores for Every Family.
Creative Kidstuff was a locally owned chain of toy stores geared toward helping families play by offering a well thought out selection of educational and developmental toys. Unfortunately, they closed during the summer of 2019.
What we will miss about Creative Kidstuff:
- Local Toy Shopping - Find local Toy Stores here
- Christmas Shopping - Find more Local Christmas Ideas Here
- Hitting the Linden Hills shop - More Stops in Linden Hills, Minneapolis
- St. Louis Park Lunchtime Concert Series - Find More Summer Concert's Here.
- Birthday Parties - Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids
- The Birthday Kids Club - Birthday Freebies and Deals for Minnesota Kids
Learn More About the Greater Good Project
"Over 35 million dollars have been donated and by the end of the year, it will be over 40 millions," Rena Rasmussen of Greater Good told me. Those numbers can't be ignored, and Greater Good is proud to be making a difference in the world.
The GreaterGood network of websites started with one simple idea: take one action everyone does every day – a click on a website – and turn it into a force for good. The Hunger Site was the first to launch in 1999. Sponsors would pay to have their ads viewed on The Hunger Site’s thank-you page; each click would be recorded and generate sponsor funds, and those funds went directly to charity to provide food for people in need. In the first nine months, the site funded more than nine million pounds of food for the hungry.
-Quoted from Greatergood.com
Sixteen years later, Greater Good has over 10 different online shops and thousands of products reaching out to support people, pets and the planet. You can find links to each of the sites at the bottom of this post. There really is a cause for everyone!
From Article originally written by Gianna in November 2015
Learn more about Greater Good here or watch the video below:
Or you can find a bit more information at Charity Navigator. Family Fun Twin Cities has no relationship and has formed no opinion on this charity. We are simply sharing information on Creative Kidstuff.
Creative Kidstuff Birthday Parties CK's birthday packages start at $225 for 10 guests. This price includes a private party room, planning and a staff to lead activities. It does not include food or beverage, but you can bring your won. Each 90 minute party will include age-appropriate activities including active games and craft projects based on a theme of your choice. Birthday parties are only available at Wayzata, St. Paul and St. Louis Park West End. Most parties are recommended for ages 4 and up, but they do offer a toddler package. Theme options include: Art Extravaganza Superhero Pirate Adventure Party in Pink Fun & Games Toddler Palooza (perfectly planned for birthday stars turning 2 or 3 and their friends) To learn more, check on availability or book your party call or email the location of your choice. Wayzata (952) 249-1707 firstname.lastname@example.org St. Paul (651) 222-2472 email@example.com St. Louis Park at the West End (952) 540-0022 firstname.lastname@example.org Creative Kidstuff Birthday Club CK has a birthday club that kids can sign up for in store. Children will receive a surprise during their birthday month and a 25% discount plus free wrapping on a gift.
Former Creative Kidstuff Store Locations:
- 1074 West Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105, United States
- 4313 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410, United States
- 3555 West 69th Street, Edina, MN 55435, United States
- 148 East Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425
- 1665 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416, United States
- 12401 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 1141 Minnetonka, MN 55305
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