NAMI Holiday Gift Drive

NAMI Minnesota will again be gathering gifts for youth and adults who are in hospitals or residential treatment, including crisis homes, during the holiday season. There aren’t many young children hospitalized so gifts for teens and adults are truly what are needed.

The most popular gifts are: sketchbooks and journals (no spirals notebooks), colored pens and pencils, card games, word find books, easy crossword books; warm clothing: hats, gloves, socks, extra large warm tops or turtlenecks, socks, long underwear, and toiletries: shampoo, lotions, African American hair products, toothpaste and soap.

Gifts must be new, unwrapped and safe — nothing sharp or breakable, no wire notebooks, no ribbons or strings. Gifts can be dropped off from Dec. 1 to Dec. 20, between 9:00-5:00 M-F, at NAMI, 1919 University Ave., Suite 400, in St. Paul. Volunteer drivers will be needed to help deliver gifts on December 21. Contact namihelps@namimn.org for more information. Please check NAMI’s website at namimn.org for more ways to participate and gift suggestions, here.