COATS 4 KIDS: Thursday October 29th from 10:00am - 8:00pm. No preregistration. Families can go to their area Salvation Army on the day of the event. Head of household must have photo ID and current piece of mail and must bring either social security card or medical card for each child. Can call the hotline at 651-746-3412 for additional information.

THANKSGIVING BASKETS: Available through the Union Gospel Mission, 435 E. University Ave, St. Paul. Participants must register for baskets in person at the Union Gospel Mission on any of the following dates: October 29th, 30th and November 4th, 5th, 6th from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. One basket will be provided per address and applicant must provide photo ID and recent peice of mail with correct address. For families of 1-5 peoople, if more than 5 people in your family, contact Meals on Wheels at 651-266-4090.

OPERATION JOY: Over the phone registration begins November 9th through December 20th call the hotline at 651-746-3595 to register. Best to call before December 10th. Once registered -family will receive an appointment card in the mail that tells you where and when to pick up their toys. Appointments will be for one of the following dates: 12/17, 12/18. 12/19, or 12/21 1/2 day. Dakota County- Rosemount on 12/22.

Adopt-a-family: Call Salvation Army at 651-746-3595 to inquire about registering for this program. Slots are limited, but families who wish to sign up will be matched with a donor family who buy toys specifically for their chilfen.