PCYC’s 57th Annual Children’s Gift Sale-Reimagined

It came without ribbons. It came without tags.
It came without packages, boxes or bags.Dr. Seuss

For 55 joyful holiday seasons, PCYC transformed its campus into a gift store where North Minneapolis youth shopped for their loved ones. Last year, due to COVID, we had to reimagine this event.  And thanks to everyone’s generous contributions, PCYC program participants received a special holiday gift of $100, along with our traditional Gift Sale candy cane!

This year, as gift sale time neared, PCYC staff, board and community members again considered the safety of children and families in North Minneapolis, where COVID-19 continues to take its toll at a more aggressive pace. We considered the logistics of sorting gifts, creating the “holiday store,” and the advisability of gathering hundreds of volunteers to assist with the event.

After contemplating several options we’ve decided to hold our reimagined event once more. We will distribute a monetary holiday gift to more than 100 current PCYC families who can use the gift as they wish and in a way that will bring them joy.

Our efforts this year come with our fervent hope for the good health and safety of everyone this holiday season. We look forward to December 2022, when we can imagine safely welcoming hundreds of children and families to PCYC’s 58th Annual Children’s Gift Sale.

Best wishes, one and all.
Thank you.

**Donations must be received by Wednesday, December 8.

PCYC’s 2021 Children’s Gift Sale needs your help! 

This December, we will be giving a special monetary gift to the families of over 100 current PCYC program participants. All donated funds will be divided among eligible families.


Donate to the 2021 Children’s Gift Sale by Wednesday, December 8, either online here or by check mailed to 2210 Oliver Ave. N., Minneapolis MN, 55411.

Financial contributions at any amount are welcomed.

Contact Megan Fair