Thursday, December 05, 2013

Saint Mary’s Gifts for Winona due Thursday, Dec. 12

WINONA, Minn. — The deadline is fast approaching to return gifts to the Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona giving trees. Because the community distribution is early, gifts MUST be returned to giving trees by Thursday, Dec. 12!

Those individuals who have already taken tags should return their packages (with tags securely fastened) to the location where they got the tag. Trees are located at the Winona Public Library, the three Severson-Sinclair locations, the Winona Post, Walmart and Security State Bank in Lewiston. Donors are asked to spend about $35 per person. Grocery card trees are also located at HyVee and Midtown Foods.

If you got a tag from a church or different organization, please check your tag for the date (and location) your gifts are to be returned.

To ensure that the large number of gifts may be properly sorted and recorded, meeting the deadline is a priority.

Tax-deductible contributions can also be made out to Saint Mary’s University Gifts for Winona and sent to 700 Terrace Heights #8, Winona, Minn., 55987. These funds are used for remaining tags or last-minute gifts. Donations can also be made online at

Families who have applied for Gifts for Winona should check their mailboxes for instructions on where and how to pick up their gifts.

Several community partners including the Winona Post, Winona Radio and Winona Volunteer Services join Saint Mary’s University in helping to make this program a success.