About Us

We are dedicated to providing children with cancer, and their families, with opportunities for continued quality of life during their time in the hospital.

As a non-profit organization, we direct our proceeds directly to these families with the goal of enhancing their quality of life.  Items such as food, laptops, blanket warmers, video games and cameras have all been given to these children to help ease the pain.  We also take these children bowling, ice skating, and to see professional sports events with hopes to lift their spirits.


We Provide:


  • An environment of faith
  • An attitude of extended family
  • A support system for providing brighter futures

We Provide:

  • Physical development
  • Emotional understanding
  • Social growth
  • Mental stimulation
  • Spiritual environments
Why We Really Do It.

If we can keep the kids happy at all times, as much as they can be in this environment, then I think overall, you’re going to see kids improve, if that means having laptops, Xboxes, DVD players, trips or tickets to a game, if we can help keep the morale on a higher level, I think their treatments will work that much better.  It can keep them occupied, like whenever people get blood transfusions, sometimes they don’t like to see it. It’s truly an inspiration to see how great these people are fighting this terrible cancer,they’re upbeat, they’re happy and they’re great about what little life they have or may not have, and they live day to day.”  Dan Hinote, President & Founder of Hinotes Heroes

Contact Us

Hinotes Heroes

19754 Irving st NW
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 612.562.3080
E-mail Contact missy@hinotesheroes.org




 Hinotes Heroes Staff

Dan Hinote– Founder and President of the foundation
Email: dan@hinotesheroes.org

Missy Christensen-Vice President
Email: missy@hinotesheroes.org

JW Berrett “Bear”– Director
Email: Bear@hinotesheroes.org

Mindy Myhre– Event Coordination and Public Relations
Email: mindy@hinotesheroes.org

Brian Thompson– Event Coordination
Email: thomps@hinotesheroes.org

Dave Christensen – Event Coordinator and Merchandise Shipping
Email: dave@hinotesheroes.org


Donate Today

By donating to Hinotes Heroes, you will help support us in our mission.

Hinotes Heroes is a charity that relies heavily on donations. We need your involvement to continue serving children and their families in their fight against cancer.  Individual and Corporate cash donations are greatly appreciated.

Donations of any size are generously accepted and play a vital role in our commitment to help children and their families in their fight against cancer. As a registered 501(c)(3), all donations made are tax-deductible. Every donation, whether it is $10, $100, or $10,000, helps to support Hinotes Heroes in its programs to help those in need.  Please be sure to contact us with any questions regarding contributions.

Donate Online

We offer an easy online option for you to donate through PayPal.  We appreciate any amount you are able to give!
Donate online using any major credit card

Donate By Mail

To make a donation by mail, send a check or money order to:
Hinotes Heroes
19754 Irving st. NW
Elk River, Mn 55330


Our Mission


We are dedicated to providing children and their families with opportunities for continued quality of life during their time in the hospital.