Posted by Lisa Moncrief
For the holiday season this year, we are partnering again with Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities in the Kids Can Give program. To make this convenient for everyone, there are several ways to make a donation no later than December 15.
Donations are being accepted to allow kids in the Boys & Girls Club to purchase items for a nominal amount in their "holiday store" to give to their family members.  Proceeds are used for a holiday celebration.
  • Please bring your UNWRAPPED donations to one of the Wednesday meetings on December 8th or December 15th. A drop-off location will be available. COLRC member and president/CEO of BGC-TC, Terryl Brumm will be there along with coordinators Tim Schober and Amy Kuehn to pick items up after our meeting.    
  • Online through Amazon or Target registry to be shipped directly to BGC-TC at
  • Online cash donations also accepted at (Make a Donation button)
  • Drop off by 12/15 at the Boys & Girls Club Jerry Gamble location at 2410 N. Irving Ave. in Minneapolis (front desk).  Contact: Ceejay Jackson at (612) 229-0775 or by email.
Here is a list of items they typically accept:
  • Multicultural Barbies/Dolls
  • Hair Accessories
  • Art/Jewelry/Craft Sets
  • Games
  • Dress-Up Costumes
  • Legos
  • Cars, Trucks, etc.
  • Imaginary Play Sets
  • Action Figures
  • Art Kits
  • Clothes/Athletic Apparel
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Makeup/Nail Polish
  • Pajamas
  • Electronics/Headphones
  • Shoes/Wallets
  • Purse/Wallet
  • Jewelry
  • Body Care Sets – Men/Women
  • Hats, Gloves, Scarf
  • Candles
  • Kitchen Items
  • Blankets
  • Electronics
  • Home Goods
Wrapping paper/gift bag donations are also appreciated.
In addition, COLRC members will have an opportunity to participate in helping wrap the gifts that have been donated and help kids shop for gifts for their families. This will be held on Wednesday, December 22nd from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration for this event will be requested (more to follow). This will be held at the Jerry Gamble location of the Boys & Girls Club at 2410 Irving Ave N. in Minneapolis.
Happy hour at Psycho Suzi's to follow at 4:30. Anna Prisacari will do her best to hold a table. The place will be decked out for Mary's Christmas Palace which is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
How much should I spend? Most people spend approximately $50.00, with a maximum of $75, per individual, if you are able. However, any gift is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your generosity!