The Cottonwood Christmas Cheer Box, Cottonwood County’s gift collection program, will be collecting various items and cash for its upcoming giveaway program.
The program is sponsored by the Windom Women of Today and Mt. Lake Police Dept.
This year, the need for new toys, hats, blankets, mittens, games and clothing for family members age 18-under.
Applications for the toy giveaway can be picked up at Family Services, United Community Action Partnership, Sharing Center, Windom Chamber of Commerce, Cottonwood County churches, Mt. Lake City Hall, Mt. Lake Food Shelf, Jeffers State Bank and First Security State Bank in Storden.
There are also multiple cheer box drop off sites. Outside of Windom they are First Security Bank, Storden and Jeffers State Bank and in Mt. Lake they include United Prairie Bank, A&W, Dollar General, Peterson Drug, Country Pride and City Hall.
In Windom, the drop boxes are at the Citizen Publishing, Windom Area Senior Citizen Center, Bank of the West, United Prairie Bank, Schwalbach Hardware, Bank Midwest, Leading Edge Credit Union, Windom Area Chamber of Commerce, Good Samaritan Society, St. Francis Xavier Church, Dollar General, Our Savior Lutheran Church, First Methodist Church, Runnings, Windom Area Health, BARC, Iglesia De Dias De in Profecia Church of Prophecy/New Beginnings Church.
Deadline for toy and gift donations will be Dec. 7. Applications are due by Dec. 1.