Gifts for Kids project underway

Boxes have been set up in various business locations in Princeton to accept donations of unwrapped gifts for the local Gifts for Kids project.

The gifts, which will end up in the back room of the Princeton VFW club to be picked up by parents who are struggling financially this season, are for ages infant through 14. The ages for which the organizers have the most trouble getting enough gifts is 0-2, Al Roehl said.

Roehl and his wife Lila have been in charge of the project for 11 years. Al noted that the Gifts for Kids program has been going for more than 30 years in Princeton. Cans for monetary donations will also be set up at some business places for the Gifts For Kids drive. If a money donor prefers, they can call the Roehls at 763-631-2261 to hand in their donation directly.

Another opportunity for giving to the project will be on Saturday, Dec. 8, in front of the small chalet-style building across the street from the Dairy Queen. Someone, likely Santa, will be there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept the donations.

The distribution times will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 15 and 1-4 p.m. on December 16, all in the VFW meeting room.