Christmas in July: Gift Drive for Emma Norton Services

published 7/9/2019

We understand the months of November and December are a busy time, and that there are many competing charity efforts during the holiday season from a number of great causes. That’s why we are partnering with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival to hold a gift drive throughout the month of July in order to collect gifts for the women in our programs at Emma’s Place, Emma Norton Residence, Scattered Site Housing, and SOAR. It is always a scramble at the end of the year—please help us get a jump on the year-end holiday rush.
We are changing our approach to holiday gifts this year in order to ensure every individual in our programs receives a thoughtful gift in addition to a gift card they can use at their discretion. For the month of July, we will be accepting donations of

  • Perfumes
  • Scented bath gel + lotion sets
  • Coloring books with coloring supplies
  • Journal sets with pens
  • Food storage containers (Pyrex, Tupperware, etc.)
  • $25 gift cards to the following locations: Target, Walmart, Aldi, Cub Foods, Lunds & Byerlys
  • Other gift items
Our hope is that every individual will receive a thoughtful gift and a gift card for a combined total of no more than $50. Donations may be dropped off at our downtown Saint Paul location at 670 N Robert St, Attn: Victoria Virasy.

For questions, please contact Victoria Virasy at or 651-251-2662.

Address: 670 N Robert St. St. Paul MN

Phone: 651-251-2662


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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(612) 870-0058