The Rotary Club of Edina has once again collected holiday gifts for families and youth. More than ever, this year there was a need for help and support. Rotarian Jean Morrison organized the Holiday Giving Program which donated to Cornerstone and 66 West again this year. Items wished for and delivered were:
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.
For more info on these two organizations below, click Read More.
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 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 staff 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 program, or need gift ideas for children or families, contact Jean Morrison at or 612-804-2409.