The Holidays can be a tough time for people facing homelessness. Currently, 1 in 4 people are severely cost-burdened in the Mankato Area, making them vulnerable to homelessness. In 2020, over 1000 individuals sought out emergency shelter in our area, and of those, nearly half were children under the age of 18.

In order to make the Holiday Season a bit brighter for our Shelter Guests and Transitional Housing Clients, we encourage you to participate in the Holiday Wishes program. Call us to let us know you’re committing to the program, then please purchase at least one item from each category below to create a family bundle.

Holiday Bundles Slant

Don’t want to shop? Donate instead.

$50 can purchase a bundle for a family of three. $100 can purchase a bundle for a family of six.

Laundry Items

Laundry baskets, hangers, dryer sheets, fabric softener, bathroom towels or rugs, hand soaps. Due to a generous donation from Earth Breeze, we have plenty of laundry detergent this year.

Entertainment

Board games, cards, outside sports, puzzles, movie tickets, video games

Toys

Crafts, coloring books, crayons, building blocks, action figures, multi-ethnic dolls, toy vehicles, learning toys, balls, bats, mitts

Kitchen

Pots, pans, silverware, kitchen towels, utensils, dishes, glasses, small appliances (microwaves, coffee pots, toasters)

Cleaning Supplies

Broom & dust pan, Swiffer, cleaning wipes, cleaning spray, cleaning towels, scrub brush, air freshener, sponges, gloves

Gift Cards

Walmart, Kwik Trip, Target, Casey’s, Holiday, Aldi, grocery or other gift cards. Fuel only cards are in high demand.

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Plan to participate?

It’s helpful if we know how many bundles we will be receiving. We appreciate your letting us know if your family or organization plans to provide a holiday bundle.

Selected Value: 1

Deliver by Dec. 16, 2021

Partners for Housing
12 Civic Center Plz
Ste 2145
Mankato, MN 56001

Deliver by Dec. 14, 2021

St Peter public LIbrary
601 S Washington Ave
St Peter, MN 56082

Deliver by Dec. 14, 2021

Community & Family Ed
ST PETER COMMUNITY CenTeR
600 S FIFTH ST
ST PETER, MN 56082