Holiday Donations

The Holiday Gift Program at Neighbors makes wishes come true for children and seniors in more than 700 households in our community. Each year generous donors and hard-working volunteers come together to make the season brighter for our neighbors that need it most. Please join us!

Looking for information about applying for the Holiday Gift Program? Click here.

volunteer with gift

How to Help:

Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior

You’ll begin by telling us how many children or seniors you would like to adopt. Our program manager will match your adoption request with our list of recipients. (Recipients will be applying and completing their wish lists during our application period, which runs from the end of October into the first week of December)

When we have your match info ready, You’ll be emailed a specific family for which you will shop, and are given each person’s first name, age, gender and gift suggestions. Even though you will not actually meet the family involved, many have found this to be a particularly personal and meaningful way of sharing the holidays. We ask you to spend about $100 per child or senior. (It’s often not possible to get everything on their list using this budget, but that’s okay!) Click here for more detailed information about adoption requirements.

We ask that all gifts be returned to us by December 11, 2019.

Financial Donations

Money designated for holiday toys, clothing or food is used to purchase those items. Donations may also be dedicated to support our intake staff that meet with each client family to help them with their wish list. Donate here.

Volunteer

A considerable number of volunteer hours are needed.  If you can spare a few pre-holiday hours for a very rewarding program, please call 651-272-1133.

 

For questions about the Holiday Gift Program, please send us a note at holiday@neighborsmn.org or call us at 651-306-2140.

Happy Holidays!