Holiday Gifts for Kids

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 stations, Paul Bunyan Communications, and caring community volunteers who help organize the event.

In 2017, 691 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.

*2018 information will be updated throughout the year*
Pre-Registration is required: CLOSED
Download the Holiday Gifts for Kids Information and Registration Form or pick up an application from any of the three First National Bank Bemidji locations, Bi-CAP office, Northern Dental Access Center, or Beltrami County WIC office.
Deadline to turn in registration forms: December 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm CLOSED
New, unwrapped toys and gifts can be donated to the following Bemidji locations through Wednesday December 13th, 2017:
    First National Bank - all locations
    L&M Fleet    
    Marketplace Foods
    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
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Sanford Center is Holiday Gifts for Kids distribution day. Confirmation postcards will be mailed out to approved applicants on Wednesday, December 5, 2017.

If you have recieved your confirmation card, look over the first page of the registration form to know what to bring on Thursday December 14th.