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Operation Joy
Operation Joy 2024 - Registration information will be updated in early fall
Operation Joy 2023

For decades, it has been CAC’s goal to do our part in spreading joy during the holiday season. Operation Joy has served families in the Northfield community since the 1970s, ensuring parents have the support and resources to provide a happy holiday experience for their children.

In 2023, over 500 FAMILIES participated in the program, and donations from community members were shared with over 1,000 CHILDREN.

As Operation Joy continues to evolve and grow with need, one aim remains strong – everyone feels the joy! Your sponsorship grants CAC the opportunity to present each child with:

  • A Target gift card, which allows families to choose the just-right gift for their child
  • A new book, carefully selected and donated by Content Bookstore with financial support from their customers
  • A family blanket, lovingly sewn by local volunteers
Operation Joy, Community Action Center
Register for Operation Joy

Operation Joy is a program available to Northfield families with children ages infant through 18 years old needing additional support from the community this holiday season.  Registration is due Friday, November 17. After that registrations will be held on a waitlist.

You will receive a postcard in the mail confirming your time closer to the day of the event. Please bring this postcard with you to your scheduled Operation Joy time slot. 

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact CAC at 507.664.3550 for more information.

If you live outside of Northfield, you can apply for Toys for Tots, which serves all of Rice County. Registration is open now through November 30.

Share the Joy

Our goal is to provide a joyful holiday experience to all children in Northfield. At this time, the most impactful way our community can help us meet this goal is through monetary donations.

Donations will be used to purchase gift cards, which provide families the opportunity to select gifts their children will enjoy the most.

With a gift of $500 or more, businesses will be recognized on all event materials, including community posters, our Operation Joy webpage, Facebook posts, and a thank you in the Northfield News following the event.

Volunteers work all year long making quilts and fleece-tied blankets. Contact Lisa Percy if you are interested in helping at gro.retnecnoitcaytinummoc@asil.ycrep.

Want to become a sponsor?

The Northfield community is made up of generous and thoughtful individuals, making it a truly unique place to live. Thank you for your support! For questions or to learn more about how to support Northfield children through Operation Joy, please contact Lisa Percy via email at gro.retnecnoitcaytinummoc@asil.ycrep or phone at 507.350.2903.

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!
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CAC’s vitality depends on the community — from volunteers to donations to program-specific support — so that we can continue to meet our neighbors’ basic needs.

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