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Essential Partners

Several corporations and agencies have been of valuable assistance in providing free or low cost services, products or food.  These include Coborn’s Grocery in Ramsey, Smurfit-Stone of St. Paul, Cenaiko Productions, Ace Solid Waste, Anoka Hennepin School District, Star Tribune, ABC Newspapers, CTN TV and others. (see below)

Without donated services and products as well as low cost food and toys, our project could not occur. 

 

  • ABC Newspapers and CTN Cable TV provide free publicity for our project
  • Ace Solid Waste provides frequent pick up of waste and recyclable material.
  • Anoka-Hennepin School District provides storage of food donated in school food drives and then delivers the food when needed.  The school district also provides the use of tables.
  • Anoka Mini Storage provides free year-around storage space for our equipment and suplies.
  • Cenaiko Productions of Coon Rapids donates the use of tables and room dividers for our use.
  • Coborn’s Grocery in Ramsey provides free delivery service and excellent discount prices on chickens, turkeys, bread, potatoes, bags and varied foods.
  • Cub Grocery in Coon Rapids provides free grocery bags.
  • Fritolay Company provides pick up and delivery of donated toys..
  • Half-Price Books at Northtown donates hundreds of books to distribute.
  • Holiday in Lights - Anoka Fairgrounds collect toys and food for in early December.
  • The Minnesota National Guard at the Anoka Armory donates the space for our project for one week in December.
  • Mickman Brothers in Ham Lake donates hundreds of beautiful Christmas Wreaths for distribution to the families we serve.
  • The Minnesota National Guard at the Anoka Armory donates the space for our project for one week in December.
  • Target in Coon Rapids provides great discount prices on toys that we buy.use.
  • TLC Toys in Ramsey makes and donates many wooden toys for the children we serve.
  • Walmart in Coon Rapids provides great discount prices on toys that we buy and has donated shopping carts that we use.

Thanks for helping

Our Committee and the clients we serve owe a million thanks to the many volunteers, the service organizations including the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, Anoka Women of Today, the North Metro Realtors Association and the local merchants who support the Toys for Joy drive.

Members and Participating Groups

Our members include representatives from a wide variety of Anoka County, Minnesota service groups and businesses.  Countless volunteers generously donate their time and services.  Some are involved year around on the Committee Board and with fundraising activities.

The following groups have been particularly involved:

  • Anoka Philolectians help with phone messaging.
  • Coon Rapids Kiwanis Club besides providing many volunteers, a group of members spends countless hours refurbishing bicycles for children.
  • Lions Clubs of Anoka and Lino Lakes
  • The Marine Corps Toys for Tots project provides us with toys that they have collected in their annual toy drive.
  • Police and Fire Departments in cities of Anoka County help with needed home deliveries to some.
  • School Groups in the Anoka County area such as Middle School Builders Clubs, Student Councils and other organizations. Also, the Anoka High School football team assists with unloading produce.

Thanks to many volunteers!

In addition to the organizations and business partners listed above, countless individuals and groups volunteer their time. This project could not succeed without them.

If you want to help, please check out our "Help Us" page.

Thanks to many donors!

Many groups and individuals donate cash to our effort. We are grateful for some generous large donations that we receive, but we also rely on frequent modest donations. All of this money is essential to this project's success. If you wish to donate, please check out our "Help Us" page.

Bringing joy to a corner of the world!

Christmas Committee, Inc. P.O. Box 755, Anoka, MN 55303 phone: 763-323-4982 email: contact@christmascommittee.com