Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC)

Fulfilling our neighbors' basic needs


Share the Joy

November 19, 2017

 Christmas Sharing

 “Share the Joy!”   December 11, 12, & 13, 2017

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 850 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 2017 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 11 through December 10.

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 11, 12, & 13 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.

Northfield Area Fire & Rescue Services
Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, December 9, 2017
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Northfield V.F.W.
518 Division Street

$9.00 per person
Or two complimentary tickets if you bring an  unwrapped gift valued at $20.00 or more.
Santa Claus will be at the dinner!
~ All proceeds will go to the CAC Christmas Sharing Program ~

On behalf of the CAC and all the people served by this program, thank you for caring and sharing this holiday season.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!


Jennifer Toth, CAC Christmas Sharing Coordinator
Debbie Haan, CAC Data System Manager
Andrew Tussing, Fire & Rescue Squad Fundraiser
Deb Laven, Quilt Coordinator
Mary Peterson & Kris Dennison, Hospitality Coordinators
Emily Schmitz, Pajama Coordinator
Janet Dale, Mitten Coordinator
Sue deMalignon, Book Coordinator
Tanya Westrum, Site Volunteer Coordinator & Trainer