You already know it’s more than just a cookie, and now it's time to join us in preparing Twin Cities youth for bright futures.

Give a Gift

Whenever you make a donation, big or small, your money really matters here. To donate online, just click the blue donate button above. If you’d like to donate by mail, please send your gift to 1119 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411. All donations make a difference and are, of course, tax deductible (to the extent allowed by law).

Make a Matching Gift

Companies of all sizes will often pledge to match a contribution to Cookie Cart from their current or retired employees. Send us your employer’s matching gift form to double the impact of your donation.

Give an In-Kind Donation

Is your local business interested in donating premium quality ingredients or office supplies to Cookie Cart? Your thoughtful in-kind donations will be greatly appreciated here. To hear what items are currently on our donation wish list, you can give Anna Bregier a call at 612.843.1940.

Host a Workplace Visit

Host Cookie Cart teens at your place of work! Workplace tours provide our youth staff with a broad overview of future careers, and give them the opportunity to practice their interpersonal and networking skills. For more information, please contact Stacy Schleeter at 612.843.1944 or

Volunteer with Cookie Cart

Whether it’s assisting with cookie production or hosting workplace visits, you can experience firsthand how our day-to-day work is making an impact on the lives of Twin Cities youth.

Individual Volunteers

Interact with youth employees in a classroom setting as you lead a workshop in one of our three key curriculum areas: customer service, career readiness, and financial literacy. We provide the volunteer-friendly course materials and tools for the workshops, while you provide the personal experience and valuable perspective that will help our youth employees be even better prepared to join the workforce.

Volunteer Groups

When your group of adult volunteers visit the kitchen, you’ll be working side-by-side with youth employees to scoop fresh dough, hand decorate cookies, and assemble bakery boxes. Assisting with cookie production gives you the opportunity to talk with teens, hear about their experience at Cookie Cart, and share your story on how you found your career path. The kitchen can accommodate up to 20 adult volunteers. If you have larger group, please contact us to explore additional volunteer opportunities.

For more information about individual or group volunteering, contact Hope Lockett at or 612.843.0425.