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 2019, 761 children, ages 0-16, experienced 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 receive a board game. 



HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR KIDS REGISTRATION FORM - DUE Monday, December 6th, 2021 4:00 pm


PICK-UP &/or DROP-OFF registration forms at one of the following locations:

Northern Dental Access Center    First National Bank Bemidji       Beltrami Co. Public Health/WIC Office     Boys & Girls Club Bemidji
1405 Anne St NW                      1600 Paul Bunyan Drive NW        616 America Avenue, Suite 130    1600 Minnesota Ave NW

OR MAIL completed registration form postmarked by Monday, December 6, 2021 to: 
Holiday Gifts for Kids, PO Box 27, Bemidji, MN 56619


New, unwrapped toys and gifts can be donated to the following Bemidji locations beginning November 2021 - December 13, 2021:
    First National Bank - all locations
    L&M Fleet    
    Marketplace Foods
    MJB Home Center
    Tourist Information Center
   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

DISTRIBUTION DATE:          Thursday, December 16th, 2021
DISTRIBUTION TIME:           11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

DISTRIBUTION PLACE:           Sanford Center Parking Lot, 1111 Event Center Dr NE, Bemidji, MN 56601