Mittens, hats, scarves, gifts – time to give


Tis the season … to give, and especially to give to kids. Lots of kids need gifts and warm clothes. Here are a few places you can help out.

Mittens for Riverside Plaza children: Matching pairs in all sizes in good condition accepted – including adults. Please use masking tape or clips to connect a matching pair together.

For the week of December 13 – 20, drop off mittens at Welna II Hardware (2201 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis – M-Th 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; F 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) or Brian Coyle Community Center (420 15th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN – M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sunday.)

Urban Arts Academy needs snowpants, hats, & mittens for their after school program, as well as sled and ice skates – new or slightly used for elementary age children.  They say:

Most of our students come to Urban Arts Academy without the basic winter wear they need to play outside this season. Your donation would make it possible for them to enjoy all this wonderful Minnesota weather! Please drop off items at 3901 Chicago Ave S. We’re on the second floor. For more information, please call 612-827-1641 or visit us online at

CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio) is asking for any kind of toys, but especially for teens and infants. Gift cards are also welcome.  Take to CLUES, 720 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN or CLUES in St. Paul, 797 E. 7th St. St. Paul (Contact: Amanda Pleskovitch, 612-746-3543)

If your organization is collecting clothing or gifts, add a comment with information.