It is almost that time of year!  Many people are shopping, planning, and waiting for the holidays to arrive!

We are grateful that so many of you also remember the women and children in Anna Marie's Shelter at this time of year. 

To make it easy for you to include shelter residents in your gift giving plans we have these suggestions:

           1. Gift Cards:  Residents really appreciate gift cards. Gift cards to buy gasoline, to buy gifts for their kids, or to buy supplies. 

           2. Use our convenient suggested gift list.  The list is at the bottom of this post but it is also attached for your convenience.  You can print it out and take it with you!

           3. Send us a donation designated For Resident Gifts and we will do the shopping for you.  We have staff who  love to shop!

           4. Adopt a Family!  You can see information on this program below.  

The women and children appreciate gifts during the holiday season.  

Everyone at Anna Marie's Alliance appreciates YOU and your generosity during this season.  We could not do this work without our community.  Many thanks to each of you.

Our hope is for a community where every family knows peace. 

Our wish for you and your family is a most wonderful holiday season.  


Adopt-A-Family For the Holidays Program 

When a family leaves their home because of domestic abuse they generally face economic hardship for the first several years. With your help we can make a difference this holiday season. We invite you and your family, organization or business to adopt a family or single woman from  Anna Marie’s Shelter.

You may choose the size family you wish to adopt:

Small family ………..1-3 persons

Medium Family……..4-5 persons

Large family………...6 + persons

Our coordinator, Elaine D.,  will mail or fax information on the family’s needs to you.  This information will include: gender, age, and sizes.  Families will list items they would like for Christmas with a value not to exceed $85 per person. We also have a Wish List (attached below) with items needed to fill family needs for the women and children that arrive at the shelter right before Christmas who do not get adopted. 

If we do not have the size family you would like to adopt, we can put your name on a waiting list.  Please contact Elaine and she will take your info and contact you when your size family arrives.

Our goal is to have everyone adopted so they have a wonderful Christmas at the shelter.

Please drop off gifts anytime before December 21, 2017. 

If you would like to join in the joy of gift-giving by adopting a family or purchasing gifts off the Wish List, please call the program coordinator, Elaine at 320.251-7203 ext. 226 or email at as soon as possible. 

Thank you for making the holidays a little brighter for residents of Anna Marie's Shelter. 

UPDATED on 11/3/17 - info with number of families that need adopting at the shelter.

                        0 families need to be adopted at this time                                        


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Anna Marie's Alliance

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Saint Cloud, MN 56302

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