Holiday Giving Tree

Holiday Giving Tree

While you’re out shopping this holiday season, don’t forget to add Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and PRISM to your list.

You’ll be helping adults at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute who have a physical disability and/or mental health challenge. At Courage Kenny, patients work with specialists to maintain or regain skills related to independent living and involvement in the community. Many are on fixed incomes without much extra for personal care items, hobbies or leisure activities.

PRISM supports people in Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, and the surrounding northwestern suburbs of the Twin Cities who need assistance with food, clothing, and housing. Donated items will be distributed at their annual Holiday Toy Shoppe.

Read on for a full list of suggested items that would bring people great joy this Christmas. Check out our Holiday Giving Tree Pinterest board for inspiration; all items are linked to Amazon for easy shopping (and remember, you can support Unity Minneapolis too through Amazon Smile).

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Please bring items to Unity Minneapolis by Sunday, December 18.

  • Personal care items and toiletries, such as shampoo, conditioner, bath and shower gel, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors and blade refills, shaving cream, aftershave, contact lens solution, etc.
  • Household and laundry items, such as unscented dryer sheets, detergent pods, sponges, window cleaner, etc.
  • Make-up kits and brushes
  • Cologne/perfume sets (men and women’s)
  • Socks/leg warmers
  • Gloves, mittens, winter hats, earmuffs
  • Fashion and winter scarves
  • Neckties
  • Seasonal jewelry
  • Lap blankets, shawls
  • Handheld electronic and board games
  • Puzzles, puzzle books, playing cards and games
  • Tablet readers
  • Music players and earphones/buds
  • Craft supplies: glue, scissors, pens/markers, craft kits
  • Adult Coloring books, pens, crayons and markers
  • Tools and household repair kits
  • Snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate
  • Personal size coffee makers
  • Travel mugs, water bottles, insulated lunch boxes
  • Wallets and coin purses
  • Gift bags, tissue and wrapping supplies
  • Gift cards: Target, Walmart, Cub, Bath & Body Works, movie theaters, restaurants, pet food stores, Amazon, iTunes

Please bring items to Unity Minneapolis by Sunday, December 11. Please only new unwrapped gifts. No toy weapons or gifts for children older than age 18.

Ages 0-2

  • Blocks & stacking toys
  • Board & cloth books
  • Crib & tub toys
  • Fisher Price & Playskool toys
  • Learning & touch toys
  • Plush toys & puzzles
  • Squeak toys & shape toys
  • Musical & sing-along toys

Ages 3-6

  • Thomas & Friends train sets
  • Baby dolls
  • Duplo sets
  • Educational toys
  • Toy CD or DVD players
  • Construction toys
  • Toy appliances & tool sets
  • Musical & electronic toys
  • Animal Planet toys
  • Trucks & cars
  • Wooden puzzles & blocks

Ages 7-12

  • Bicycle helmets & accessories
  • Art supplies, crafts & jewelry kits
  • Educational toys and games
  • Video games & Walkie Talkies
  • Radio controlled vehicles
  • Stereo head phones & DVD’s
  • Scooters & Skateboards
  • Electronic learning systems
  • DVD players & Karaoke machines
  • Science sets & magic kits
  • Lego & K’nex sets, Bionicles
  • Barbie, Dora & Disney play sets

Ages 13-18 (most needed category)

  • Desk lamps & room accessories
  • MP3 players & video recorders
  • Shaving kits and supplies
  • Books & art supplies
  • Hair & nail accessories
  • Purses & billfolds
  • Board games & outdoor games
  • Flashlights & tools
  • Alarm clocks & cameras
  • Sporting goods & sweatshirts
  • Jewelry boxes & Jewelry sets
  • Blankets & fleece throws

Gift Cards

  • American Eagle, Best Buy, Fast food, Gas, Movies, Target, Walmart