Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona announces application dates

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona program is inviting families in need to sign up for the annual gift-giving program.

The program’s main priority is to provide gifts to children 18 years of age and younger and individuals 60 years of age and older. Families will only be able to report gift requests for family members in these age ranges.

Thanks to the generosity of the Winona community, the program — in its 12th year — helps more than 1,600 people have a much happier holiday season.

Families may pick up an application form through one of the human service agencies that they work with (Project FINE, Winona County Community Services, Winona Senior Advocacy Program or Winona Volunteer Services).

Completed application forms must be returned to Winona Volunteer Services (402 E. 2nd St.) from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. SMU volunteers will be available for assistance on these dates.

This program exists through the generosity of the Winona community, as well as the work of other community partners including: Winona Volunteer Services, Winona Radio and the Winona Post.