Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC)

Fulfilling our neighbors' basic needs


Operation Joy

Operation Joy 2021

Operation Joy has served families in the Northfield community since the 1970s. Each year, around 350 families participate in the program, and gifts donated by community members are shared with upwards of 900 children.

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Register for Operation Joy

Operation Joy 2021 will be held on Wednesday, December 8, at the Community Action Center.

If your family would like to receive support this holiday season, please click the button below to fill out a registration form. You must be registered in order to participate in Operation Joy. You will receive a confirmation postcard with an appointment time.

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If you have questions regarding registration, please contact CAC at (507) 664-3550 for more information.

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 support this goal is through monetary donations.

100% of donations go directly to helping provide a joyful holiday experience for kids in our community.

This year’s donations will be used to purchase gift cards, which gives families the opportunity to select gifts their children will enjoy the most.

Community Donations

Business Sponsorships

If you are interested in supporting our Adopt-A-Family program this holiday season, please contact Lisa Percy via email at or phone at 507.350.2903.

The Northfield community is made up of generous and thoughtful individuals, making it a truly unique place to live. We thank you for your support during this difficult time for so many people. For questions or to learn more about how to support Northfield children through Operation Joy, please contact Lisa Percy via email at or phone at (507) 350.2903.

Thank you to our business sponsors of Operation Joy 2021!

Joy Makers – $2,500

Capital Construction LLC

Cheer Spreaders – $1,000

Community Resource Bank
Heritage Dental Care
Post Consumer Brands

Gift Givers – $500

Compeer Financial
Merchants Bank
Northfield Hospital