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 2021, 630 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. 




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 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 2022 - December 2022:
    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