Many individuals and families working with CADA struggle to put gifts under the tree because of financial struggles. Financial abuse happens in 99% of abusive relationships and because of this, many people we work with don’t have enough money to go around, especially during the holidays. You can help make this season magical for victims, survivors, and their children in our community!

 

Each year, donors and business sponsors come together to make the holidays a bit brighter by shopping for holiday gifts for individuals and families working with CADA. Last year, 133 CADA Elves helped bring gifts to over 200 individuals from 61 different families!

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Here’s how it works:

Adults and children working with CADA create a holiday wish list. At CADA, we do our best to provide basic necessities to the people we serve, so we encourage people to put items on their list that are truly wishes – things that will bring them joy. CADA Elves (donors) are then given wish lists and pick out the perfect items for the people they’re sponsoring.

 

As a CADA Elf, you’ll be matched with as many wish lists as you choose. On average, it costs about $50 to fulfill a wish list. You can shop for one person or an entire family! Simply fill out the form below with some basic information, and we’ll be in touch with more details and a wish list for you to fulfill.

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Timeline

Third week of November

We will begin collecting wish lists and get these lists to our CADA Elves. Wish lists continue to come in throughout mid-December and we will continue to match lists with our Elf Squad.

Monday,
December 12th

Donors can drop off gifts from 9:00 - 3:00 Monday through Friday. If you can wrap the gifts, excellent!

Week of
December 19TH

CADA staff and volunteers will begin distributing gifts to families. If you’re interested in volunteering to deliver gifts or organize gifts at our Mankato office, let us know!

I want to be a CADA Elf!

It generally costs around $50 to shop for a wish list. How many wish lists would you like to fulfill?

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I’m most interested in shopping for:

Thanks for becoming an elf!