Holiday Giving Opportunities
in the Black Hills
|CASA Kids Trees||Northern Hills CASA, Spearfish||Trees are up Nov. 26. All gifts must be returned to the trees or NH
CASA office by Dec. 12. Tags on the trees will contain information on a child’s age, gender, and gift request. (NH CASA asks donors spend no more than $25 per gift item.) Please return gifts unwrapped and with the child information tag to the tree, or drop off at the NHCASA office or the location of the tag chosen. CASA volunteers will wrap gifts and deliver them to the appropriate children. Cash donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase any remaining items needed or to offset the cost to mail gifts to children placed outside the area.
Office: 741 N. Fifth St., Spearfish
|Christmas Angels||Birth to Five||We invite all of the Head Start families to attend our make and take event. We have different activities which the parent will help their child(ren) do a Christmas activity. Date TBD. Donations to purchase materials are welcome!||Gena Pilcher
|Gift cards for children and parents||Artemis House||The Artemis House collects gift cards for parents to choose gifts for their children. They also accept gift cards so the children can choose a gift for their parents. Can either mail or drop off gift cards. Gift cards to Walmart, Kmart, Safeway, Walgreen’s and gas cards are most needed and are appreciated year-round.||Mary
Artemis House: PO Box 486, Spearfish, SD 57783
|Winter Collection and Distribution||HOPE Center||The Hope Center is collecting thick, neutral colored scarves, mittens, hats, socks of all sizes and winter coats. Drop off Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Donations welcome all winter.
Office: 615 Kansas City St., Rapid City
|YFS Holiday Families||Youth and Family Services||YFS staff members nominate struggling families who have children enrolled in YFS programming (and who are working to improve their circumstances) to receive assistance during the holidays. The YFS Development staff receives profiles of these selected families and work to find individuals or businesses to sponsor them. With funding from these sponsorships, selected families each receive several gifts and a holiday meal for their family to enjoy. The sooner the better, but donations must be in by Dec. 16. It takes $250 to sponsor a family, including meal and gifts. Donors can either contact YFS for a list of information on the family – ex: sizes and preferences – or donate cash and YFS will do the shopping.||Connie Olson
|Pine Ridge Christmas Gift Drive||Crazy Horse Memorial||To provide gifts for children at the Pine Ridge Dormitories, 1st thru 12th grade and their younger siblings at home. Your unwrapped gifts are needed at the Memorial by Dec. 12. (Or if you prefer, Memorial staff will do the shopping. Please mail your check, made payable to Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation “Christmas Fund,” to Crazy Horse Memorial, 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730-8900) Between Dec. 18 and Jan. 1, Crazy Horse will have festive lights dancing on the mountain to the music of Mannheim Steamroller nightly from 5 to 6 p.m., free hot coffee and cocoa.||Viga
|Christmas Families||Rapid City Club for Boys||Sponsors are wanted for member families with limited income for Christmas. Sponsors donations will help by providing gifts, a meal and holiday decorations. Donors can request a family of any size and receive a list of clothing sizes and gift preferences. Donors can donate in any amount as donations will be combined as needed. Or they can send in a monetary donation of any amount for our volunteers to shop for the families in need. Deadline is Dec. 16.||Sara Gentry
Send donations to:
Christmas Families in care of Club for Boys
PO Box 907, Rapid City 57709
|Meals on Wheels||Spearfish Nutrition Site||Meals on Wheels is a donation-based program that provides meals to elderly and home-bound residents. A portion of each meal is paid with state assistance while another portion is covered by a requested donation by the recipient of meals. However donations usually fall short of covering the cost of meals.
You can sponsor a meal for the elderly with a suggested donation of $4 per meal.
Send donations to: 430 Oriole Drive, Spearfish, SD 57783
|Angel Tree||Salvation Army||Provides toys and gifts to needy families at the holidays. Angel Trees are set up at a variety of locations for people to drop off donations. Gifts must be returned to the tree or to the Salvation Army by Dec. 17.||Dee
|Brighten the Holidays||Black Hills Works||Black Hills Works in Rapid City serves more than 630 people with a variety of disabilities including mental retardation, autism, physical disabilities, and brain injury. Christmas can be a lonely time for those without family. Each year, BHW uses donated funds to purchase gifts for 70-80 of the people they serve who do not have involved family. If you would like to contribute to the Christmas fund, send an email to Andrea Serna at email@example.com.||Andrea Serna firstname.lastname@example.org
|Wishlist||WAVI||Support WAVI’s wishlist this season by donating items listed here. Volunteers are also needed.||605.341.3292|
|Guardian Tree||Black Hills Foster Parent Association||Support those who cannot spend the holidays with their own families. Gifts and cash donations are accepted. Tree can be found at the Department of Social Services in Rapid City.||605.394.2525
ext. 206 or 238
|Give the Gift of a Great Future||Boys and Girls Clubs of the Black Hills||Contribute to the Holiday Christmas Parties with gifts or a cash donation. You can also sponsor a child to attend the club.||605.574.2010|
|Wishlist||Make-A-Wish South Dakota||Make-A-Wish South Dakota is in need of the following: donated airline miles, iTunes gift cards, sports balls, backpacks (boys, teenagers), teenage boy gifts, travel activities, party decorations, and photo albums or scrapbooks.||605.791.4500|
To have your non-profit added to this list, please contact us.