Holiday Gifts for Kids registration
November 18 - December 7
Holiday Gifts for Kids, a program of the United Way of Bemidji Area, has begun its annual effort to ensure that all children in need in the Bemidji area receive a gift this Holiday Season.
Holiday Gifts for Kids is a program intended to assist Parents or Guardians who are financially unable to provide a gift for their child. This program is available to families living within the boundaries of School District 31. Gifts are only available for children who are pre-registered and meet the program’s guidelines, which are detailed on the registration form. The registration deadline is Monday, December 7, 2020. Registration forms are available for pick-up and drop-off at the following locations: Beltrami County Public Health (WIC) Office, Northern Dental Access Center, First National Bank of Bemidji (all locations), and the Boys & Girls Club of Bemidji Area. The registration form may also be accessed on line at www.unitedwaybemidji.org/holiday-gifts-kids.
The United Way expects to see a significant increase in the number of families needing a helping hand. “This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in our community are having a tough time. Families who were getting by are now struggling.” said Denae Alamano, Executive Director of United Way of Bemidji Area.
“For some children, the Holiday Gifts for Kids program gift may be the only present they receive this holiday season.”
Monetary donations are by far the best way to support the program because it allows the committee to purchase toys of similar price values and it ensures there are enough toys for each age group of registered children. Monetary contributions can be made payable to Holiday Gifts for Kids and mailed to the United Way office at PO Box 27, Bemidji, MN 56619. Any questions can be directed to United Way of Bemidji at 444-8929.