TODAY through December 16 the Rotary Club of Edina is collecting holiday gifts for families and youth in need in our community.  During these challenging times, there is a special need for help and support.  Rotarians Jean Morrison and Les Jones are organizing the Holiday Giving Program which will be donating to Cornerstone and 66 West this year. Bring your unwrapped gifts and gift cards to the December 2 and 9 meetings or the December 16 Holiday party.  Contact Jean Morrison or Les Jones for other delivery options. Click "Read More" for gift ideas.
Cornerstone:  Gifts for families as they are hunkered down this winter – puzzles, adult and children’s coloring books, small toys, games.  They are also in need of plastic snow mittens for kids, coats, and boots for adults and kids and women’s pajamas.
 
66 West:  Gift cards from Target, Cub Foods, Marshalls and WalMart.
 
Here’s how you can donate:
 
  • Bring UNWRAPPED gifts and gift cards to our Club meetings on December 2 and 9, or to the Holiday Party on December 16.
 
  • Donate via credit card.  Click HERE or the gift box picture to the right to use the convenient option.
 
  • Mail a check payable to Jean Morrison or Edina Rotary and send checks and gift cards by
    December 20 to:
 
Jean Morrison
3815 Glenhurst Avenue South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
 
  • Drop off gifts and gift cards at Jean’s house by December 20, see address above in St. Louis Park. 
 
Jean and her elves will take the funds donated and buy gift cards and other gifts to be donated.
 
Here is some additional info about the organizations we are collecting for:
 
Cornerstone – works with families and individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking.  Their Emergency Shelter provides a safe place to stay and basic needs for those who are in imminent danger of violence.  As you can imagine, it is very difficult for families to be in a shelter and away from their extended families and friends – during the holidays.  Your gifts to Cornerstone’s clients helps make the season brighter for them because they know that our community cares and supports them.
 
66 West – provides homes for 39 suburban youth that have experienced homelessness.  Rent is based on income and provide on-site support for education, employment, health, and civic engagement and leadership.
 
Thank you for sharing your holiday spirit again this year with those in need in our community.
If you have questions about the programs, or need gift ideas for children of families, contact Jean Morrison at jean@jeanmorrisonhr.com or 612-804-2409.