The Holidays can be a tough time for people facing homelessness. Currently, 1 in 4 people are homeless in the Mankato Area.  In 2017, 1015 individuals sought out emergency shelter, and an astonishing 47% 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 Adopt-a-Family program.

To participate, sign up below to let us know you’re committing to the program, then, please purchase at least 1 item from each category below to create a family bundle. 

Drop off the unwrapped family bundle(s) to our main office by Monday, December 2nd, 2019 and we will wrap them, with help from community volunteers. If you drop off bundles when we are away from the office, please place your items on our donation cart and make sure you complete a donation form so we can properly thank you.

Gift bundles may be dropped off at:

Partners for Affordable Housing
151 Good Counsel Drive, Suite 130
Door 11
Mankato, MN 56001

Gifts will be distributed to the families by December 23, 2019.

Gift Categories (if able, please label each gift from one of the color categories below):

Laundry Items (red)
Includes laundry detergent, laundry baskets, hangers, dryer sheets, bathroom towels, etc.

Entertainment (yellow)
DVDs, board games, cards, outside sports, puzzles, movie tickets, etc.

Toys (purple)
Crafts, coloring books, crayons, building blocks, play-doh, learning toys, etc.

Kitchen (green)
Pots, pans, silverware, kitchen towels, utensils, dishes, glasses, cups, etc.

Cleaning Supplies (blue)
Broom & dust pan, cleaning wipes, cleaning spray, cleaning towels, scrub brush, air freshener, etc.

Gift Cards (orange)
Walmart, Kwik Trip, Target, Casey’s, Holiday, Aldi, grocery or other gift cards.

Note: These are only suggestions, feel free to get creative with your gift bundles.


If you have additional questions, please contact:  507-387-2115 ext 4 or email us at