LESUEUR COUNTY NEWS
Le Sueur County’s Santa Anonymous program is coming back for the season and is looking for more donations.
This year’s shop will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at St. Mary’s Social Hall at the corner of Tryone Street and Waterville Avenue in Le Center.
The main focus of the project is to provide a new ‘major’ toy for children ages 18 and under. Parents are welcome to come at any time between noon and 6 p.m. to pick out a gift for their children for Christmas free of charge. The shop is available to any parent and child living in the county.
Books, stocking stuffers, socks, mittens, hats and underwear are also given out. There are also always requests for quilts, sheets, blankets, coats and boots. All of these items can be donated to the program and any item donated is displayed for parents to select.
Since 1977, Santa Anonymous has coordinated donations in one central location in the county so that services are not duplicated and more families are helped.
In 2017, Santa Anonymous served 628 children from 233 families. That’s an increase of 41 children from the previous year. Seventy-eight families with 205 children were new to the program last year. New family numbers have continued to increase in recent years.