Sponsor A Family MN
612 849 6770
PO Box 582793
Minneapolis MN 55458

2017 Warehouse Location

4815 White Bear Parkway, White Bear Lake MN, 55110

(same location as 2016)


Sponsor registration for specific families is now closed for 2017.
You can still help by participating in our Emergency gift program which helps last minute families that don't get matched with specific sponsors, or by making a donation to the Sponsor A Family MN program. If you are interested, proceed to the 2017 Emergency gift tab for more information.
Welcome to the 2017 Sponsor A Family MN Program!
Are you interested in Sponsoring a Family in 2017?

In 2016 we matched 600 families totaling 2906 individuals with sponsors. We served an additional 590 individuals from our Emergency Gift Program.  Sponsor A Family MN represents $435,000 in Community Giving, and is a 501c3 organization.
Thanks for your continued support!

Click here for the 2016 Summary Report

Sponsor A Family MN is a non-denominational nonprofit organization that matches families in need with Sponsors who anonymously shop for them for the holidays.

All "in need" families are pre-approved by qualified pre-selected case managers, and truly need your help.  Sponsors can be Individuals, Businesses, Community organizations, Churches, Religious Organizations or anyone who wants to help.

So how does it work?

Each year selected case managers review their clients and pre-approve participation in the program.  The clients fill out a "wish list" of 2-3 needed items, and are matched with kind-hearted Sponsors who shop for them for their needs.  The second week of December Sponsors drop their gifts at our warehouse location where they are picked up by grateful families the following weekend.  The entire program is anonymous, providing the receiving families with the dignity they deserve.

Interested in helping? There are several ways to participate in the program.

*Sponsor A Specific family (The Core of the Program)

Complete the form on our Registration page and we will contact you mid November with the wish list of the family you have been matched with. We will also provide you with Giving Guidelines along with the dates and directions for dropping off your gifts.

*Provide help for late registering families and emergencies (Critical to the program)

Purchase generic gifts, provide gift cards, or make a financial donation to the program which will be used for last minute families that do not get matched with specific sponsors. Sponsor A Family MN is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. If you are interested in helping by making a donation, it can be sent to: Sponsor A Family MN, PO Box 582793, Mpls MN 55458

* Volunteer (The fun and fellowship of the program)

Sponsor A Family MN is run entirely by volunteers and your support is welcome. We have opportunities in our office Oct- Nov and at the warehouse during gift distribution In December.

2017 Sponsor A Family MN Program Dates

Sponsor Drop off: Wednesday Dec 6th, 7am-7pm Thursday Dec 7th, 7am-7pm

Family Gift pick up: Saturday Dec 9th, 9am-4pm Sunday Dec 10th, 9am -1pm

Location: 4815 White Bear Lake Pkwy, White Bear Lake MN 55110

Are you interested in learning more about the programs we are supporting?

Learning In Style School www.learninginstyleschool.org (875 individuals)                                                                                      Risen Christ School www.risenchristschool.org (835 individuals)

Sarah's Oasis  www.sarahsoasis.org (29 individuals)
Community Of Peace Academy  www.cpa.charter.k12.mn.us (424 individuals)

Christo Rey Jesuits High School  www.cristoreytc.org (129 individuals)
Odyssey Academy  www.odysseyacademy.org (80 individuals)

Visitation Monestary/Nuns in the Hood www.visitationmonasteryminneapolis.org (146 individuals)
St Peter Claver School www.stpeterclaverschool.org  (38 individuals)
Guild Incorporated www.guildincorporated.org (96 individuals)

 Thank you for partnering with us to make this program possible.....








Thank you to our many sponsors that make Sponsor A Family MN possible.

Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet Ministries Foundation

CSM Corporation

Ryan Companies

Prior Lake Rental

TLC Toys


Manhattan Toys

AC Carlson

Pepsi Corporation


Captain Ken's

Pepperidge Farm


BI Worldwide

Felhaber Larson


Free Bikes 4 Kids (FB4K)

Wells Fargo


Minikahda Club

Yerigan Construction


Super Mom's Bakery