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The “Holiday Gifts for Kids Program” is a special community event for United Way of Bemidji Area and the event planning committee.  It is co-sponsored by RP Broadcasting and caring community volunteers who help organize the event. 

Each year more than 1,100 children, ages 0-16, experience a joyful Christmas thanks to the generosity and kindness of others.   Parents or legal guardians are required to sign-up to participate in the Holiday Gifts for Kids program, and on the distribution day they get the chance to "shop" for a gift for their child. In addition, each family will receives a board game.  

 

Holiday Gifts for Kids: Registration is open

Pre-Registration is required: 
Download the Holiday Gifts for Kids Guidelines and Registration Form
Deadline to turn in registration forms: December 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

New, unwrapped toys and gifts can be donated to the following Bemidji locations through Tuesday, December 17, 2013:

    First National Bank - all locations
    L&M Fleet   
    Marketplace Foods
    Menard's
    Walgreen
   
Thursday, December 19, 2013 is Holiday Gifts for Kids distribution day. Confirmation postcards will be mailed out to approved applicants on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

To make a monetary donation, mail a check payable to:
   Holiday Gifts for Kids
  
United Way of Bemidji Area
   PO Box 27
   Bemidji, MN 56619-0027


 

Donate to the Program

Donate to the
Holiday Gifts for Kids Program
Do you remember the excitement and joy you felt as a child on Christmas morning? You have the opportunity to give that excitement and joy to a child in the Bemidji area who might otherwise go without this Christmas. By donating to the Holiday Gifts for Kids program: you help alleviate the financial stress many low income working parents or people living in poverty face during the holiday season; you are giving a child the opportunity to experience the spirit of Christmas; and you are providing memories that will last a lifetime.

The Holiday Gifts for Kids program provides children, ages 0-16, that reside within the Bemidji area school district, with an age appropriate toy. More than 1100 children take part in the program each year. All children must be pre-registered and meet the program's guidelines prior to participating.

Give via

or mail donation to:

Holiday Gifts For Kids
c/o United Way of Bemidji Area
PO Box 27
Bemidji, MN 56619

or donate a toy:

Please donate toys (valued at $20-$25) to the Holiday Gifts for Kids program. Collection boxes for toys and games are available at the following Bemidji locations:

First National Bank Bemidji
L & M Fleet Supply
Marketplace Foods
Menards
Walgreens