Welcome to the Sponsor A Family MN Program!
In 2017, we matched 635 families totaling 3,069 individuals with sponsors. We served an additional 383 individuals from our Emergency Gift Program. Sponsor A Family MN represents $435,000 in Community Giving, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Thanks for your continued support!
Are you interested in Sponsoring a Family?
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 Sponsor Registration page and we will contact you by mid-November with the wish list of the family with which you have been matched. 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. Please complete the form on the Sponsor Registration page, or to make an online donation, please go to the Donate page.
* 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. We are closed for volunteer registrations for the 2018 season.
Sponsor A Family MN is a 501(c)(3) organization; all donations are tax deductible.
The families we support are identified by the programs below. The individuals supported are based on our 2017 season.
Community of Peace Academy, www.cpapk12.org (485 individuals)
Christo Rey Jesuit High School, www.cristoreytc.org (217 individuals)
Guild Incorporated, guildincorporated.org (106 individuals)
Learning In Style School, lisschool.org (853 individuals)
LSS Refugee Services, www.lssmn.org/refugeeservices (111 individuals)
Risen Christ Catholic School, risenchristschool.org (1,046 individuals)
Sarah’s…an Oasis for Women, www.sarahsoasis.org (32 individuals)
St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School, johnpaulschoolmn.org (53 individuals)
St Peter Claver School, www.stpeterclaverschool.org (113 individuals)
Visitation Monastery/Nuns in the Hood, www.visitationmonasteryminneapolis.org (151 individuals)
Thank you to those that provide operational support to Sponsor A Family MN.
- Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet Ministries Foundation
- CSM Corporation
- Ryan Companies
- Prior Lake Rental
- TLC Toys
- AC Carlson
- Pepsi Bottling Group
- Manhattan Toy
- Captain Ken's
- Republic Services
- BI Worldwide
- Felhaber Larson
- Lunds & Byerlys
- Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K)
- Wells Fargo
- Minikahda Club
- Yerigan Construction
- Super Mom's Bakery
- Washburn Computer Group
- Lakeland Companies
- Land O’Lakes
- St. Paul Labor Studies & Resource Center