How You Can Help

Open Baskets 2008

1. Volunteer Your Time to Packaging Baskets

Dates and Times

Thursday,  November 16, 2017

Transportation & Setup 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Friday,  November 17, 2017

Basket Assembly 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Basket Assembly 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Saturday,  November 18, 2017
Basket Assembly 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Clean up Crew 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

SouthCross Community Church
1800 E County Road 42
Burnsville, MN 55337

Email to reserve your shift

2. Sponsor a Basket- 2017 Theme - “A Gift for all Seasons”

Baskets can be sponsored starting at $25 each. Visit our donations page to sponsor a basket.

We also accept  checks or gift cards made payable to   “MHR.” (Reference:Open Baskets) Email to sponser a basket via check. Cash, check, or gift cards made payable to “MHR.” (Reference: Open Baskets)

Mail donations to:
Open Baskets
873 Hopewell Lane
Apple Valley, MN 55124

3. Host a Wine & Cheese Event

This is a fun way to visit with your friends while spreading the news about Open Baskets and our constituents. Visit our Wine & Cheese Event page for more info.

4. Basket Items

We accept quantities in excess of 50 (new items please); Hot Coco Packets; toothpaste, tooth brushes, hand lotion, chap stick; oatmeal packets; pocket calendars and breakfast bars.

Email: to arrange donation pickup.

Contact us at:
Open Baskets
873 Hopewell Lane
Apple Valley, MN 55124

About Your Donation

Mental Health Resources  ( is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the IRS Tax Code and serves as the fiscal agent for Open Baskets.

“When you give from the heart every experience is the best.”
- Colleen A. Hansen, Open Baskets Founder