2021 Holiday Gift Program

The Holiday Gift Program is back, and for the second year in a row, it will be a weeklong celebration! Members who live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area are encourage to come in on December 13-17 to collect gifts—no appointment or application necessary; it will be “first come, first served.” We are encouraging folks to come in by last name, but it is simply a suggestion to prevent congestion:

  • A-D: Monday
  • E- I: Tuesday
  • J-N: Wednesday
  • O-S: Thursday
  • T-Z: Friday

Of course, if you cannot make it in on your day, feel free to stop by any day that week whenever is convenient!


What will members receive this year?

Hats, scarves, gloves, toys (courtesy of toys 4 tots) and a Target Gift Card are available as presents. For those getting their items mailed, we cannot guarantee that you will receive all of your items, and will opt to send smaller toys to those who have documentation of legal dependents in their file.

What if I live in Greater Minnesota?

Applications were made available through our partner agencies in Greater MN. The application deadline has passed, however.

What if I become very ill and cannot come in?

Contact [email protected] and let us know. We will do our best to deliver or mail a gift to you but we cannot guarantee a delivery.

What are the activities that Aliveness will host throughout the week?

You can expect to participate in one activity each day: bingo, arts and crafts, holiday trivia, a movie viewing—and some special musical entertainment! Additionally, every active member across the state (if you have accessed services in the last year, you’re an active member) will be entered into a drawing to win some extra special mystery prizes—one winner each day!

I’d like to volunteer—is it too late to sign up?

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Eamon Whiteaker-Smith, at [email protected] for more information.

I usually donate item. Is it too late to donate?

Contact [email protected] to find out what items are accepted for donation. Thank you for your support!

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