Social Services Program


December Gift Giveaway 2018
MORE is busy preparing to distribute much needed NEW household and personal items to our program participants. These items support meeting their most basic of needs. Close to 200 families receive items that help make their lives just a bit easier.

Families choose the items that are most useful to them. And the more gifts we have, the more gifts each family is allotted.

There are two ways you can support refugees in our community and this event. Donate gifts and/or help us with the distribution of the gifts.

Here is the list of NEW items to be collected for this year’s Gift Giveaway:

  • Rice Cookers

  • Pots and Pans

  • Dish sets

  • Kitchen Utensils

  • Blankets, sleeping bags, comforters (Double and queen)

  • Sheet sets (Double and queen)

  • Pillows

  • Towels

  • Shoes and winter boots

  • Coats (Men’s, women’s and children’s)

  • Winter clothing and thermal underwear

  • Winter scarves

  • Insulated gloves

  • Winter hats

  • Socks

  • Underwear (men’s and women’s)

  • Laundry detergent

  • Hygiene item sets

  • Fishing poles

Reminder: Please do not wrap the gifts as we allow families to see the items and choose what they need most. However, items wrapped in ribbon and bows that allow participants to see what the item is would be great. Also, if you are giving several of the same items, please consider collecting them in one bag. For example, a bag full of winter hats and gloves would be save on sorting time for staff and volunteers.

Items can be delivered to MORE from 9:00am – 5:00pm on Dec. 5th, 6th, 7th or 10th. If the donations need to be picked up please contact MORE at 651-487-2728 to make arrangements.

If you would like to volunteer at the distribution taking place on Thursday, December 13th and Friday, December 14th, contact Patrick Robbins at 651-204-0493 or

Thank you!