Atheist War on Xmas: Holiday Gift Donation Drop-off and Lunch at Pizza Luce!

It's time for another war on Christmas! You can help the Minnesota Atheists "war" efforts by donating a gift(s) to low-income families in St. Paul and suburban Ramsey County which will help bring a little more cheer during the holidays.

Bring a gift (or multiple gifts) with you to Pizza Luce in St. Paul and enjoy a godless feast with other freethinking atheists! A group of us will be meeting at Pizza Luce at 12:30, after our morning tour and shopping event at Youth Express. You're welcome to attend that event as well, but if you can only make the lunch that's fine too. We're happy to have you either way!

Keystone Community Services is a *secular* 501c3 nonprofit community agency that works to alleviate hunger, assist with emergencies, and stabilize families so they can attain self-supporting wellness. Families served by Keystone's food shelves, Meals on Wheels, and case management programs are eligible to receive holiday gift help. 

Unfortunately, one of the churches that had been a main donor to this program is not participating this year. Our mission for this year's War on Christmas is to donate enough gifts to Keystone to make up for the gift donation shortfall.

Here is a list of items needed for the holiday gift program at Keystone:

• Kitchen Towels

• Kitchen Utensils

• Bath Towels

• Pots/pans

• Kids Socks

• Kids Underwear

• Teen gift (14-18)

• Teen gift (14-18)

• Sheets (full)

• Sheets (twin)

• Personal Care Kit for teen girl (shower gel, lotion, body spray)

• Personal Care Kit for teen boy (shower gel, aftershave, lotion)

• Jewelry (teen girl)

• Football

• Basketball

• Soccerball

• Games (for ages 5-10)

• Games (for ages 11-13)

• Games (for ages 14-18 yr old)

• Boys T-shirts (teen)

• Girls Slippers (teen)

• Girls Socks (teen)

• Boys Socks (teen)

• Toys (for ages 5-10 yr old)

• Toys (for ages 11-13 yr old)

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  • Chris

    I had a really good time. It's hard to beat good food and good company. It was great to see the big donation pile too!

    December 8, 2013

  • Caroline

    Thanks for organizing this Eric! Great event!

    December 7, 2013

  • Gina

    Where can we bring the gifts for Keystone and am I correct in assuming they should not be wrapped so you know what they are.

    November 27, 2013

    • Eric

      You can bring your gift donations with you to the Pizza Luce lunch. If you can't make the lunch and you still want to donate a gift please private message me from this Meetup site and we can make arrangements. Or you can leave a comment on this page. Thanks!

      November 27, 2013

    • Eric

      And you are correct about the gifts. They should not be wrapped.

      November 27, 2013

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