More than 1,800 gift bags will be filled on Saturday, December 14th and we hope to have enough donated gifts to provide each referred child with a gift. We are in need of new, unwrapped toys for children ranging in age from one to 12 years, especially ages 1, and 9 - 12.
Toy donations are being collected at many local businesses and churches. Donations can be dropped at any of the red and green gingerbread giving tree locations, Toys for Tots locations, or brought directly to Second Harvest during regular business hours. The deadline for all toy donations is Friday, December 13th at 12:00pm.
The primary component of the Itasca Holiday Program is a special food box containing traditional holiday foods and other items to provide for several additional meals. A $15 grocery voucher is included for a holiday turkey or other food item that the family would like. Funds are still needed to provide for the food needed to fill 1,740 food boxes.
The food boxes and gifts will be distributed at eight locations throughout Itasca County beginning Monday, December 16th through Wednesday, December 18th.