Give a Gift to Families in Need!

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Looking to provide gifts for families in need this year? We need your help! We do Christmas with our neighbors a little differently at The Lift though, so read on!

We believe that when parents have the opportunity to select, pay for, and wrap gifts for their children, it provides them dignity that sometimes gets lost when well-meaning strangers choose and deliver gifts to families in need. At the Lift Christmas Store, our neighbors on the east side of Saint Paul will be able to shop for new items at dollar store prices.

We need your help to stock our shelves. We accept monetary gifts, or you can check out our shopping list below if you’d prefer to shop yourself. To drop off or mail items, cash, or checks, please contact Ginny at


  • Sports equipment (basketballs, footballs)
  • Nike Athletic Sandals (sizes M, L, XL)
  • Handbags and Purses
  • Backpacks
  • Hats from Lids (larger sizes)
  • Jewelry (earrings, necklaces, and bracelets)
  • Nail Polish and Nail Kits
  • Makeup Sets
  • Bath and Body Sets (lotions and perfume)
  • Axe for Men Sets
  • Perfume and Cologne
  • Earbuds and Headphones
  • African American Dolls, Barbie Dolls, and Accessories
  • Nerf Guns
  • LEGO Sets
  • Action Figures
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies and Kits
  • Hair Accessories
  • Nerf Sports Sets