Thank you to everyone who helped make the 50th year of Holiday Hope a success!
Keep scrolling to find the 2020 Holiday Hope Program guidelines. 2021 Holiday Hope Program information is coming soon.

Now Serving more communities!

This year marks the 50-year anniversary of our Holiday Hope program. Since 1970, we have offered hope to individuals and families throughout the Stillwater Area School District during the holiday season.

This year, our reach will go even further!

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf to serve those who live in Woodbury, Oakdale and Landfall.

What is Holiday Hope?

Community Thread’s Holiday Hope program connects people in need to those willing to provide support during the holidays. Low-income families, older adults and adults with disabilities are matched with sponsors who provide individually chosen gifts and a holiday meal. Every year, over 400 local households benefit from the generosity of the community.

Become a Sponsor.

Purchase gift cards and a holiday meal for an individual or family.



Donate Items.

View our Holiday Hope Wish List or donate gift cards or cash.






Volunteer Your time.

Assist with registration, match gifts, help with curbside pickup and more! 




Double Your Impact

We’ve been through so much this year and couldn’t afford basic needs. Holiday Hope allowed our family to get necessities, such as socks, pajamas and food. Thank you!

Holiday Hope Recipient



Holiday Hope is happy to serve families with children ages 18 and under, older adults age 55+ and adults with disabilities who live in one of the following communities:

Afton – Bayport – Bayport Township – Grant – Lake Elmo – Lakeland – Landfall – Marine on St. Croix – Oakdale –  Oak Park Heights – St. Mary’s Point – St. Croix Beach – Stillwater – Withrow – Woodbury


  • Registration will be for GIFT CARDS ONLY.
  • Gifts will be $50 per adult and $75 per child.
  • Households will also receive a gift card for groceries: Individuals and couples will receive $25; Families will receive $50.


  1. FORM OF IDENTIFICATION for each household member. This may be a driver’s license, State ID card or Passport for each member of the  household, including children age 18 and under. Accepted forms of ID for children include birth certificate, school ID or health insurance card.
  2. PROOF OF CURENT ADDRESS. Provide a piece of mail with proof of current address, such as a utility bill, paycheck stub or bank account statement listing CURRENT address. It must be dated within the last 60 days.

Registration is now closed

We have created a waitlist in the hopes that we can serve all who turn to us this holiday season.


Join the Holiday Hope Waitlist now through Friday, December 4 at 4pm.

Questions? Call Community Thread at 651-439-7434 or email

Thank you to our Holiday Hope Program Sponsors!

Interested in becoming a Business Sponsor for Holiday Hope? Review our 2020 Program Sponsorship Package.

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