NAMI Holiday Gift Drive

In December, NAMI Minnesota will again be holding its Holiday Gift Drive for children and adults with mental illnesses who are in an inpatient psychiatric unit or residential mental health treatment facility. Gifts can be dropped off at the NAMI office during normal business hours, you can have gifts shipped to our office or you can make special arrangements. They must be unwrapped and received on or before December 16. We will be needing volunteers to help as delivery drivers on Saturday, December 19. Contact to help or with questions.  You may also want to use this special Amazon wish list created by NAMI Minnesota.

Guidance on needed gift donations:

  • Gifts for children (ages 6 to 18). Items must be safe (no sharp edges, ribbons, etc.) and can include: art materials, puzzles, board or card games, origami paper, scrapbook supplies, journals (no spiral notebooks), crayons/markers. Items for boys/young men are especially needed (no clothing).
  • Gifts for adults in inpatient psychiatric wards. Items must be safe (nothing sharp, ribbons, etc.) and can include: word puzzle books, find the words puzzle books, crossword puzzles, puzzles, Sudoku, deck of cards, journals (no spirals notebooks), socks, hats, gloves, t-shirts (large sizes).
  • Gifts for adults in residential facilities can include toiletries (toothbrush, soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste), games, puzzles, deck of cards, microwave popcorn, calendars, t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, drawstring sweatpants, stocking hats, gloves, snack packs.

Thank you for making the holidays brighter!