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Smiles Make the Greatest Gifts

Providing smiles at Christmas is another way we serve.

300 local families are served through the Love Baskets Ministry

Love Baskets has been serving the New Richmond community for over 25 years. The New Richmond schools had Love Baskets and Somerset had Secret Santa for years before they came together about 10 years ago. The committee is now comprised of representatives from The Salvation Army, several area churches, and interested individuals. The Love Baskets program offers presents to families who on their own would not be able to afford them. In 2017 over 300 families were served because of the generosity of individuals and businesses who sponsor this program. 

How Can I help brighten the holidays?

If you are a business, church, family or individual who is interested in sponsoring a family or many families this Christmas.  Please fill out the online interest form and someone will be getting a hold of you soon.  Thank you for wanting to Brighten the Holidays for a child.  



(If you would like to help a child with a new toy this Christmas, please bring to these locations. 

Teenage boys/girls items are especially needed)

New Richmond:

Bremer Bank


1st National Bank 

Westconsin Credit Union 

Royal Credit Union 

Ace Farm & Home 

Countryside Vet

Bernards Auto 

Johnson Motors 


Royal Credit Union

1st National Bank 

Eligibility Guidelines

  • NO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 8, 2018 (Call Grace Place for other options)
  • Children in the Somerset and New Richmond School District are the only eligible to apply for this program.
  • Please contact your school district to learn more about other gift programs in your community.
  • If you are in need of help after December 8th with Christmas presents for your family, please call Grace Place directly for resources 7152461222