The Rotary Club of Edina is once again 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 66 West, Good in the Hood, and the Young Parent Program this year. Program details below. DONATE HERE or click on the picture.
66 West:  Gift cards from Target, Cub Foods, Marshalls and Walmart.
 
Good in the Hood:  Gifts for 8-18 year olds and gift cards to Target, Walmart, Amazon, Kohls, Old Navy, Marshalls, Starbucks, Caribou, Subway, McDonalds, Chipotle.
 
Young Parent Program, Simpson Housing Services:  Gifts for infants to 5 year olds and young parents.
 
Here’s how you can donate:
  • Bring UNWRAPPED gifts and gift cards to our Club meetings on December 1 and 8, or to the Holiday Party on December 15.
  • 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 16 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:
 
66 West – provides homes for 37 suburban youth that have experienced homelessness.  Rent is based on income and on-site support for education, employment, health, civic engagement and leadership is provided.
 
Good in the Hood – Is a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to influence, inspire and impact individuals, families and entire communities for good through kindness-based initiatives by providing food, shoes, medical foot care, Holiday Help, and hope to local communities.  The gifts from Edina Rotary will be part of their Holiday Help Program.
 
Young Parent Program, Simpson Housing Services – The Young Parent Program provides supportive housing to youth (18 to 24) and their children.  They provide subsidized housing and intensive support services to 22 young parent families.  Ten of the families live at Cedarview, an apartment building in South Minneapolis owned by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.  The gifts from Edina Rotary will be part of the holiday celebration at Cedarview.
 
Thank you for sharing your holiday spirit again this year and for bringing a much-needed dash of joy to those in need.
 
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.