Gifts Anonymous

Gifts reached 671 children this holiday season, thanks to the generosity of local residents, businesses and the volunteers of Gifts Anonymous, the CAER food shelf has announced. Gifts Anonymous is a program designed to help area families who are financially unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children. “Imagine not being able to give your [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Gifts Anonymous will be collecting new, unwrapped presents Saturday, Dec. 14, during the Downtown Elk River Holiday Celebration, as the deadline to donate nears. Gifts Anonymous is designed to help area families who are financially unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children. “We’re off to a slow start, but [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A local effort to collect gifts for children kicks off Monday. Barrels where new, unwrapped presents can be deposited will be put out that day at locations in the Elk River, Otsego, Ramsey area. The deadline to donate is Dec. 19. Gifts Anonymous is designed to help area families who [...]

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Organizers of the local Gifts Anonymous program plan to launch the holiday gift drive on Monday, Nov. 25. Because Thanksgiving is late this year, there will be a shorter time to collect gifts between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The organizers’ goal is to have barrels for donations of new, unwrapped gifts in the community on Nov. [...]

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A huge thank you to all of the residents and businesses of Elk River and Otsego for your donations of cash and new, unwrapped gifts to our local Gifts Anonymous program. With your help and generosity we were able to provide gifts for 726 children and 277 families. A special thank you to all of [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A last-minute flood of donations helped make Gifts Anonymous a success this year. The Elk River-based program helps families who are financially unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children. The need was great once again, as Gifts Anonymous provided gifts to 726 children from 277 families — three more [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor A program designed to help area families who are financially unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children kicks off this week. Gifts Anonymous barrels will be put out at area businesses beginning Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19 and 20. People may drop off new, unwrapped, children’s gifts in the [...]

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A huge thank you to all of the residents of Elk River and Otsego for your donations to our local Gifts Anonymous program.  With your help and generosity we were able to provide gifts and holiday dinners for 723 children from 274 families. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with [...]

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