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:

Cloth Face Covering Drive

While we received an amazing response to the Governor’s homemade cloth face covering drive, we have found that those in need exceeded our supply.

So, we’re calling on our amazing community to donate more homemade cloth face coverings or cloth face covering supplies like cotton fabric or elastic, so we can better support those in need.

Donations can be dropped off in a collection bin inside the door to the Chaska Police Department at City Hall.

For more info on how to make cloth covering, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

If you need a cloth face covering, please email #ChaskaCares.

Vulnerable Adult Check Form (Coming Soon)

We are working on a Vulnerable Adult Check form. We know that some of our community members may be isolated, and we want to make sure they are connected with our community and resources they made need. 

Once the form is complete, we will provide it so loved ones can register their elderly or vulnerable adult family to 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.

Birthday Patrols

The Chaska Fire and Police Departments are out Birthday Patrols for kids of all ages who are celebrating their birthday but cannot have a party due to social distancing guidelines. 

We want to make these birthdays special, so we hope a parade of our vehicles flashing their lights will be a fun way to make these birthdays memorable. 

Parents and caregivers who would like to request the Birthday Patrol need to send a Facebook message to the Chaska Police Department and the Chaska Fire Department at least 24 hours in advance.

Please note, we are only able to do Birthday Patrol in Chaska.

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.