Christmas Anonymous is a local organization that’s been serving the Rochester area for over 50 years. It is a 100% volunteer group, whose sole mission is to help families and people in need in Olmsted County have a wonderful Christmas. Over 600 families and 300 seniors are served each year. To make this happen, Christmas Anonymous accepts donations of food, new and used toys, new teen gifts, new and used winter outerwear and bicycles…then distributes them back to families in need on December 12th at Christ United Methodist Church on 5th Ave SW in Rochester.

There are many ways you can help:

-- Bring donations to Christ United Methodist Church Monday, Nov. 30 - Friday, Dec. 4 from 8am - 4pm or Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9am - noon.

-- Cash or checks are also acceptable. (Please make checks out to 'Christmas Anonymous')

-- The KTTC Toy Drive is Saturday Dec. 6 from 9am to 4pm (6301 Bandel Road NW)

-- Help pack food boxes on Monday, Dec. 7 starting at 6pm at Christ United Methodist Church. This is a great project for families - no preregistration required - just show up and help out.

-- Volunteer during Store Day on Saturday, Dec. 12 to help families select gifts.  You must be 16 or older to help. Register to help on Store Day at or call 507-285-3940.