Holiday Gift Assistance
for Children and Seniors

Neighbors’ Holiday Gift Program provides gifts for children age 18 and under or still in high-school as well as older adults aged 65 and over

Applications for Assistance

The Holiday Gift Program has closed for the season.
Please check back in October for more details about the 2020 program.

How can I apply?

  • Visit the Welcome Center (upper level) at Neighbors to complete an application form. *Note – this is a change from previous years.
  • A Client Engagement Specialist will meet with you to review your application. (See list below of what to bring when applying.)
  • Bring your approved application to the Holiday Gift Program office on the lower level (end of hall). Volunteers will assist you with your wish list(s).
  • When your wish list(s) is complete, you will receive a Pick-Up Card with your application number as well as further instructions on receiving your gifts. Please keep this card in a safe location as it will be required when picking up gifts.
  • You will be contacted once your gifts are ready for pick-up. (Gifts arrive at all different times, so please be patient.) If you have not heard from us by December 16, please let us know.
  • When picking up gifts, please come to the Holiday Gift Program office (lower level) and bring your Pick-Up Card with you. A volunteer will help you carry the gifts to your vehicle.

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Application Information

Please bring copies of the following with you when you apply. If you don’t have access to a printer you may show us verification on your phone:

1. Picture identification

2. Current address verification (examples include: utility bill, county letter, cell phone statement, etc.)

3. Verification of eligibility (one of the following):

  • Current enrollment in any of the following assistance programs:

MFIP – Minnesota Family Investment Program                              Child Care Assistance
GA – General Assistance                                                                 Head Start
SNAP – Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program                  Section 8
NAPS – Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors                       Public Housing
WIC – Women, Infants, and Children                                               Energy Assistance
Free and reduced breakfast and lunch                                           Weatherization

  • Income information for the household for the previous 30 days

If you have never received assistance from Neighbors before, or you have a new child in your household, we may need additional verification

If you have any questions, please call us at 651-306-2140.

Please note that we are only able to serve people in the communities of South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Lilydale and Sunfish Lake. If you would like information about other programs please call the United Way Resource Phone-line by dialing 211.


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