Gifts Anonymous

More than 700 children received gifts through the Gifts Anonymous program in Elk River this holiday season. Michelle Eder, one of the program’s coordinators, said 723 children from 274 families received gifts. There were enough presents for everyone, she said. “So many families were blessed for Christmas this year because of the generosity of people [...]

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Deadline to donate gifts is Dec. 15 by Joni Astrup Associate editor “The need is very great.” That’s how Jenny Gray describes the situation for Gifts Anonymous — the program which helps area families who are financially unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children. Gray, executive director of the CAER food shelf in Elk [...]

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A drive to collect gifts for children in need this holiday season is well underway. Here are the sites to drop off new, unwrapped gifts for Gifts Anonymous through Thursday, Dec. 15. Many local churches are also drop-off sites. Elk River •American Legion, 525 Railroad Dr. •Anytime Fitness, 18130 Zane St. •Bank of Elk River, [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor The Gifts Anonymous program is launching its gift drive for the upcoming holiday season. Gifts Anonymous was created about 41 years ago in Elk River in an effort to centralize outreach to area families who are financially unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children. Last year the program provided [...]

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