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Holiday Giving

Each year, YES hosts several holiday events for the youth in our programs, including "Santa's Workshop". This event allows youth to "shop" for a variety of items, such as household goods, clothing, bedding, hygiene products, baby items, toys, and much more!

Due to ongoing COVID concerns and space limitations, we are unable to hold Santa's Workshop in person again this year. 

Because of this, we are asking for donations of gift cards rather than physical items this year. All youth will be provided with gift cards to stores so they are able to purchase their own items, along with a fast food card. 

Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Family Fare, and Family Dollar cards work great! 

Subway, Burger King, Raising Cane's, McDonald's, Runza, and other local fast food options are appreciated. 

Gas cards to Kwik Trip, Bucky's and Casey's are also appreciated as they help our youth get to and from work, school, appointments, etc. 

*$10 or $20 cards work best for even distribution to youth.*

Give a Monetary Gift
Allow YES to fill the greatest need in one of our programs. From purchasing last minute items for youth entering our programs to ensuring each youth has a gift for the Holidays, your gift, no matter the size, will make a difference to a youth in need.

Give a gift in honor
Donors may give a gift in memory or honor of a friend, family member, or colleague.  A holiday card will be mailed to the honoree and can include a personal message.

If you are interested in contributing this holiday season: 
Let us know that you, your family, your company, or community group would like to be involved with Youth Emergency Services’ Holiday Giving Program. Please contact Maren Larsen at