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Blue Moo Ice Cream

Blue Moo Ice Cream

Fifteen-year-old Duane owns and operates Blue Moo Ice Cream, a truck that sells pre-packaged ice cream treats in the northwest Twin Cities area.

When he started his business, he made a promise to himself that he would “give something back” to the community. Duane decided that he would choose one charity per season and donate 100% of the profits from the sale of one product to that charity.

This past season (spring through summer 2016), he chose Make-A-Wish® Minnesota. Earlier this month, Duane presented his donation of $300 to Mia Broos Hoagberg, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota, which will help grant wishes for Minnesota kids.

Duane hopes one day to become a doctor. He wants to work with patients and help find cures for a variety of serious medical conditions, like the ones wish kids often face.

Kids like Duane are making a difference by helping grant wishes through the Kids for Wish Kids® program. Kids for Wish Kids events are special fundraising projects organized by children of all ages; and when students work together for a common goal, great things happen!

Kids for Wish Kids projects offer students the opportunity to learn: 

  • the importance of team work 
  • the ability to develop a project from start to finish 
  • how to use their creativity and idea-making skills 
  • how to develop their leadership skills 
  • the satisfaction of knowing their efforts helped to make a wish come true

On top of that, kids have a great time working on their fundraising event!

To learn how your kids can help us grant more wishes by organizing a Kids For Wish Kids fundraiser in your community, please contact Kelly Blodgett at

Get Your Company Involved

Philanthropists are a key part of helping grant wishes to children with critical illnesses. We always welcome the opportunity to develop new corporate partnerships. To learn more about how you can become a partner, contact:

Mia Broos Hoagberg
President & CEO
(612) 767-2753
Make-A-Wish® Minnesota
1919 University Ave W
Suite 415
St. Paul, MN 55104
(612) 767-9474