Chaska Cares

Overview

Chaska has always been a community that cares. We pride ourselves on being the best small town in Minnesota. That means we take a personal interest in each and every member of our community.

We care about being a welcoming and inclusive community, which is why we launched our Chaska Cares initiative. Watch Chaska Cares Launch Video.

Let’s show how we are helping each other out. Let’s create positive memories. Let’s encourage optimism and a sense of hope that keeps us looking out for one another. 

To showcase our community’s stories, we’re going to be using the hashtag #ChaskaCares. We’d like to encourage you to do the same when you’re sharing your stories on social media. 

We want to make sure this is a community-wide effort, so we would love to hear how we can help. Email us your requests for help, questions, and suggestions and we’ll do our best to help any way we can.  

The entire City of Chaska organization takes great pride in serving you each and every day. That’s because we care! 

Initiatives

Here’s what we’re currently up to:

Chaska Cares Card

Looking for a fun at-home activity that can also make someone’s day? 

Chaska Cares made a “Cares Card” that your kids can fill out and hang on the door of a neighbor, friend, or family member. There’s even a picture of the Chaska Cares mascot on the back that you can color. Download the Chaska Cares Card (PDF)

Thanks to the Chaska Lions for funding this project!

Vulnerable Adult Check-In Form

We know that some of our community members may be isolated, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to make sure these individuals feel connected with our community and resources they made need. 

If you have a loved one who is elderly or vulnerable, consider completing a Vulnerable Adult Check-In Form (PDF). Your loved one will receive a check-in phone call from our Chaska Cares team, which consists of City of Chaska, Chaska Police Department, and Chaska Fire Department staff.

Free Food Distributions

The City of Chaska has partnered with Esperanza, Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties (CAP), Carver County, and St. John's Lutheran Church to bring monthly free food distributions to Chaska.

The next food distributions will be:

  • Thursday, February 18 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the old Gedney Factory (2100 Stoughton Ave, Chaska, MN 55318). 
  • Thursday, March 11 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the old Gedney Factory (2100 Stoughton Ave, Chaska MN 55318).

All are welcome at these drive-thru events that are contact free.

If you are interested in volunteering, consider signing up

Birthday Patrols

Our birthday patrols ended on May 2020. We were thrilled to celebrate over 350 birthdays, and we loved seeing so many smiles, laughs, and waves. 

While we aren't able to do in-person birthday patrols, we have created a virtual birthday patrol video. If your loved ones are celebrating a birthday, email us. We'll send you the link to a special message from our Police and Fire Departments.

Community Resources

Visit the Carver County website to view resources available to help residents find access to:

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Mental health
  • And more

You can also call the Carver County help line at 952-361-1559.