Who is Eligible for Help?
Families and individuals in need who live in the cities of north Anoka County are eligible for our help. These families are sought by the Christmas Committee in the fall of the year.
Clients who receive similar Christmas-time help from another organization or agency such as The Salvation Army, Adopt-A-Family, a local church, etc. are NOT eligible for Christmas Committee service.
We Only Serve North Anoka County
Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Bethel, Blaine, Burns, Cedar, Circle Pines, East Bethel, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes, Oak Grove, Ramsey, St. Francis, Stacey, and Wyoming.
Cities Not Served
We Do NOT Serve residents of Columbia Heights, Fridley, Spring Lake Park, and Hilltop. Those residents should go to SACA in person at 627 - 38th Avenue NE in Columbia Heights to apply. Call 763-706-3976 with questions about SACA applications for Christmas help.
Hennepin and Sherburne County
Needy families in other communities are encouraged to contact their county or city services staff since they are not served by our Christmas Committee.
Champlin, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Dayton, and Maple Grove are nearby cities of Hennepin County.
Elk River and Big Lake are in Sherburne County.
Missed Our Deadline of November 27th?
Our applications must be in the mail by November 27th. If you miss this deadline, call 211 for other assistance agencies.
Application forms are available on or after October 20th. See the list below for locations to pick up an application.
Application Forms are NOT mailed out.
The form must be mailed to Christmas Committee by November 27th.
We do not have an on-line, email or telephone application process.
Applications are screened to prevent duplicated service.
Do NOT apply if you are expecting to receive Christmas help from another service.
When many applications are approved Christmas Committee sends out batches of appointment postcards so applicants can come to the Anoka National Guard Armory (see map) to choose toys, stocking stuffers, books, and gloves or mittens for their children. They also receive food for their holiday meals. Generally, there is enough food provided for several days.