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Holiday Gift Program - Donor & Volunteer Form

29th Annual!

Every year, our Holiday Gift Program provides hundreds of gift bags to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Your care and commitment will help make a brighter holiday season for those in need.

Hundreds of volunteers help by adopting and donating, wrapping presents, baking cookies, sewing holiday stockings, and delivering these goodies.

Adoption is our greatest need

By filling out the online adoption for on the right, you will be purchasing gift cards for our members and providing their entire family with warm winter wear. After you submit this form, you will receive a confirmation email followed by a letter that will provide you with full instructions.

All gift cards/wrapped and labeled winter wear need to be delivered to The Aliveness Project offices before 7 pm the week of Dec. 5 - 9 or Saturday Dec 10 between 10 am and 1 pm. All groups- please deliver gifts at the same time as a single group delivery.
We will start distributing gifts on Tuesday December 20. Along with your gifts, we will provide a variety of cookies and stockings for each household.

Please deliver Adoptions to The Aliveness Project during the week of December 5 - 10 (Greater Minnesota due earlier, see adoption letter).

Note: There are two parking spaces in the lot marked in red for donation drop-off only. If it is not available, you may park in the accessible spaces for five minutes.
Please sign the cookie or stocking books when dropping off these items.

Fill out the form on the right or download the brochure and form here

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Team Leads (5-15 hours a week. variable including sort & organize donations, greet & supervise volunteers, detail work). Sign up in notes section for Team Lead training held Thursday November 10 or Tuesday November 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
  • Wrapping presents
  • Sewing holiday stockings - due by Dec. 15. Should be large enough to hold three oranges, or print pattern on 8 x 14 paper - click here for pattern.
  • Baking Cookies - due between Dec 15 - Dec 19, between 9 am- 7 pm, and Fri between 9 am - 4 pm. We are only open on Saturday the 17th from 10 am - 1 pm. We are CLOSED on Sunday the 18th ALL DAY. On Monday the 19th we are open from 9 am - 7 pm. Any flavor is welcome - bake your favorites! Bag or box by the dozen and indicate if cookies contain nuts or are gluten-free.
  • Soliciting in-kind donations
  • Organizing a drive for new socks, hats, gloves, scarves or gift cards ($10, $25 and $35 denominations)
  • Delivering gifts on Friday December 23 (requires a vehicle)

Can't adopt or volunteer? You can still help by donating! Click Here to donate (link to donate via Razoo or Target).

Donor and Volunteer Sign Up Form

(*) indicates a required field
Useful for The Aliveness Project grant applications!
Your adoption wishlist will be sent to this email address.


I want to provide a holiday gift for:

Shop from the provided list. Purchase a $35 retail or grocery gift card for each household (suggestions provided with confirmation materials).
Purchase and wrap hats, mittens, scarves and socks for all members of the household (sizes provided).
Deliver items to Aliveness, December 5 - 10, 2016



We need in-kind donations of NEW warm socks, hats, mittens, scarves and toys for older children and teens .

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