Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC)

Fulfilling our neighbors' basic needs


Share the Joy

November 15, 2016

Christmas Presents  Christmas Sharing
  “Share the Joy!”
  December 12, 13 & 14, 2016

Christmas Sharing is a holiday gift program sponsored by the Community Action Center of Northfield.  Through the generosity of hundreds of individual donors and dedicated volunteers, approximately 750 children from 350 households will receive gifts through the Christmas Sharing program this year.  It takes a whole community working together to make this magical program possible. 


  • DONATE MONEY: Cash gifts are used to meet specific needs and fill in the gaps. The fundraising goal for 2016 is $25,000.00.  Checks can be made out to: CAC-Christmas Sharing, 1651 Jefferson Parkway – Suite HS-200, Northfield, MN 55057.
  • DONATE GIFTS: New, unwrapped toys and gifts can be dropped off in designated donation boxes at your church or at the Community Action Center from November 15 through December 11th.
  • DONATE QUILTS OR FLEECE BLANKETS: New, store bought or homemade. Each family receives a blanket or quilt. Please contact Deb Laven for more information, 507-663-9062.
  • DONATE YOUR TIME: Volunteers are needed to help on December 12, 13 & 14 with the sorting of gifts, assisting participants with their gift selections and wrapping gifts and gift boxes. Please email  or call the CAC reception desk, 507-664-3550 to sign up.
  • BAKE COOKIES: Cookies are served to participants and volunteers during the event. Please contact Mary Peterson for more information, 507-649-1889.
  • SEW SLEEPWEAR: – Each child receives pajamas. Pre-cut kits are available at the CAC Clothes Closet, 600 Water St. Please contact Emily Schmitz for more information, 507-645-8582.

If you know of anyone who should be invited to attend Christmas Sharing, please encourage them to call the CAC, 507-664-3550, for eligibility information.

Donation Box Locations
All Saints Episcopal Church
Allina Medical Clinic
Arcadia Charter School
Benjamin Bus
Bethel Lutheran Church
Bridgewater Elementary School
Carleton College Bookstore
City Light Church
Coldwell Banker Realty
College City Beverage
Community Resource Bank
Content Bookstore
Cornerstone Community Church
Cub Foods
Dokmo Ford Chrysler
Econo Foods
First National Bank
First United Church of Christ
Frandsen Bank & Trust
Highview Christiania Church, Lakeville
JBT Food Tech
Johnson Dental
Just Foods
Little Prairie United Methodist Church
Moravian Church
Multek Flexible Circuits Inc.
Northfield Evangelical Free Church
Northfield High School
Northfield Middle School
Northfield News
Premier Bank
Rare Pair
Rejoice Church
Schieck Orthodontics
Sibley Elementary School
St. Dominic Catholic Church
St. John’s Lutheran Church
St. Olaf College Bookstore
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
Taylor Truck Line
Trinity Lutheran Church
United Methodist Church
US Federal Credit Union
Wells Fargo Bank