The holidays are a time of family, good food, gratitude, and celebration. While most of us look forward to this season with great anticipation and excitement, for those living in marginalized circumstances this is often not the case. Many are unable to provide even the most basic needs for either themselves or their loved ones. Sadly, this can lead to depression, overwhelm, and a deep sense of hopelessness.

With this in mind, we invite you to join our HOLIDAY HELP CAMPAIGN so that together we can offer good cheer and much needed relief to hundreds of hurting families and children during the holiday season.

We Need Your Help

Whether it be an investment of your time, resources, joining us as an Adopt-A-Family sponsor, or with a generous financial donation. YOU CAN HELP US to reach our goal to serve hundreds of Twin Cities families in need of holiday gifts for their children! For the past several years, we have partnered with many caring sponsors to offer an Adopt-A-Family shopping with dignity experience for families in need.

Adopt-A-Family Program

Our Adopt-A-Family Program is Now Accepting Sponsor Applications for 2023

We need your help and sponsorship more than ever. Our Adopt-A-Family program is now accepting sponsors for the holiday season. Please complete our online application and sign up for our email list to receive notifications of program updates.

Holiday Help Adopt-A-Family 2023

“I am so thankful for this fantastic compassionate program. I lost my job and I am lacking the money to buy toys and gifts, so I am overjoyed to be able to give my children gifts and books. May God continue to bless this program including the staff, the volunteers, and those who donate.” 

~ Jean M.

Additional Ways to Help DURING THE HOLIDAYS 

Holiday For Those Who Are Homeless

Each year we offer a Holiday for those experiencing homelessness by giving winter coats, hats, gloves, and a pair of wool socks to our lonely neighbors in need. With this in mind, we are inviting you to give a bonus donation of a single pair of toasty warm wool socks for those who may be facing the icy cold elements during our holiday season. Please know this is completely optional and there is no obligation. If you do choose to participate, the new warm socks can be ordered through Amazon or a local online retailer or sent as a gift card. We will quarantine the socks before distributing these as gifts to ensure the safety and protection of our neighbors in need.


Good in the ‘Hood
7733 West River Rd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
(our office is located at Waycross Evangelical Church)

Please contact us with any questions at 612-440-7463 or

Thank you so much for your kindness! YOU can make a difference in the lives and children and families across the Twin Cities this holiday season!

Make a donation to help make a difference for families in need.


“I’ve been homeless for a couple years with my kids.  …I got housing (apartment).  I was finally able to move to my own place again and provide a roof over my kids head.  We moved in right around the holidays… so I wasn’t able to provide a Christmas due and being homeless for so many years.  My kids hadn’t had a Christmas for a long time.

Now this year, I was hoping to give them the best Christmas and one they deserve.  I’m a single mom of 5 with a baby due anytime.  My car ended up breaking down and my rent went up a month before the holidays.  Ugh!!!  I had to use my savings to get a different car and now didn’t have the money for gifts.  I applied to so many programs and was not picked.  I felt so defeated and sad that I could not, once again, afford Christmas for my kids.

I have no family to help or even celebrate with.  Then a stranger referred me to Good in the ‘Hood and registered my name.  I can’t thank all of the people involved enough.  My kids at least have a couple nice gifts.  Thank you all so very much!!!  Thank you for blessing my kids with a Christmas.  Happy Holidays to all.” 

~ Danielle R.

“Struggling with becoming homeless and couldn’t afford Christmas.  This is a huge blessing.  Thank you, guys!” 

~ Anonymous


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