Several Sleepy Eye locations are collection spots for donations to Santa’s Closet.

Several Sleepy Eye locations are collection spots for donations to Santa’s Closet. For the past 31 years, the Sertoma Club of New Ulm has sponsored Santa’s Closet. The program provides Christmas gifts for children in the New Ulm and Sleepy Eye area who may not otherwise receive Christmas gifts.

The organizers of Santa Closet’s expect to serve approximately 500 children this year. Each child receives two gifts, stocking stuffers, books, a pair of mittens and a hat.

New, unwrapped, toys and gift items for children, ages 0 to 12, can be donated in Sleepy Eye at the Chamber of Commerce, Americana Community Bank, Brown County REA, McCabe’s Ace Hardware, BIC Graphic, and Volunteers of America Senior Living Campus.

Donations should be dropped off before Friday, Dec. 14, as that is the day they will be picked up to prepare for the gift distribution on Saturday, Dec. 15.