We Need Your Help This Holiday Season!
You can help kids experiencing foster care in Minnesota. Whether moving in with a relative or preparing for aging out of the system, kids experiencing foster care need extra support, especially during the holidays.
You can visit our Amazon Wishlist and send some donations our way, or host a gift drive in your community. The wishlist includes wishes directly from kids experiencing foster care in Minnesota who receive our Child-Specific Recruitment services. You can view and download the Kids Wishlist separately, all items are included on our Amazon wishlist.
Gifts will be distributed to kids experiencing foster care in Minnesota, including those being cared for by relatives/kin and those awaiting adoption. Our Wishlist includes requests from kids awaiting adoption who will spend their holidays in foster homes, group homes, and treatment centers. Their wishes are as unique as each individual child, please note, that some of the kids dream big! What is important is that these children feel cared for and loved this holiday season.
Please contact us if you’d like to host a community collection site or arrange a drop-off.
Please note, at this time, we can only take new items.Amazon Holiday Wishlist 2023 Waiting Kids Wishlist 2023 Download & Share Donation Flyer
The following items are most requested:
- Gifts for teens
- BIPOC dolls
- Pokemon cards
- Arts & crafts
- Makeup, spa, or nail kits
- Bluetooth speakers
- Water bottles
Other Helpful Donations This Time of Year:
- Wrapping Paper
- Gift Bags
- Winter Coats, hats, gloves, snowpants & boots – all sizes
- Giftcards – Visa, Target/Walmart, MetroTransit, Uber, Chipotle
- Fire extinguisher 2A:10BC or higher
- Crank/Non-Electric radio
- Smoke detectors
- First-Aid Kits
Volunteers Needed for Our New Relative/Kinship Holiday Shopping Event!
Event will take place Saturday, December 16, 2023 @ CH/LSS main office in St. Paul, MN from 10am-12pm CST. Your help is needed to work alongside our staff to organize & set-up donations, provide childcare, run activities like wrapping station, treats bar, etc.
We are able to accept volunteers who are ages 18+, as well as adoptees age 16+. Individuals with experience working with children, or with foster care/adoption are encouraged to volunteer!
If interested, please contact Katie Sir at [email protected]Learn More
Please note: at this time, we are only able to take new items and we are at capacity with luggage donations.
Donations may be tax-deductible. An in-kind donation receipt will be provided upon request.
Questions? Want to arrange a donation drop-off? Please contact Sam Rex at [email protected] or call 651.255.2212.