Brighten Someone’s Holiday

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Brighten Someone’s Holiday

Are you tired of the commercialization of the holidays? Do you want to have a more meaningful experience this year? Do you want to teach your children the importance of helping others?

LSS can help! We serve a number of clients who could use a gift this holiday season. Here’s a partial list by region; if you’d like a complete list, or a list for a specific program in your community, contact the LSS Development & Foundation staff person in your area. They also can facilitate a drop off of any items you would like to give.

Southeast Region
Linda Jensen
LSS Church Relations & Planned Giving/Development Officer
605-444-7536, 1-800-568-2401 ext. 7536,

Beresford, Brandon, Brookings, Canton, Chamberlain, Dell Rapids, Elk Point, Flandreau, Fort Thompson, Freeman, Garretson, Harrisburg, Hartford, Huron, Lennox, Madison, Mitchell, North Sioux City, Parker, Parkston, Platte, Salem, Sioux Falls, Springfield, Tea, Tyndall, Vermillion, Volga, Wagner, Yankton

  • Children’s books, ages infant to18
  • Toys, ages 1 to 12
  • Winter clothing, all ages
  • Children’s clothing, 12m to 10/12
  • Gift cards
  • Hygiene items
  • Blankets and sheet sets
  • Towels
  • Wii games and controllers
  • Volleyballs, Nerf balls, footballs
  • Card games/decks of cards
  • Board games and puzzles
  • T-shirts and sweatshirts
  • Movie tickets
  • Arts & crafts supplies
  • Duffel bags
  • Quilts

Northeast Region
Liesl Hovel
LSS Northeast Regional Director

Aberdeen, Britton, Castlewood, Clark, Clear Lake, Eagle Butte, Ft. Pierre, Gettysburg, Groton, Milbank, Miller, Mobridge, Pierre, Redfield, Sisseton, Watertown, Webster

  • Art supplies such as sketch pads, markers, colored pencils, play doh, clay, beads or bracelet makers
  • Scarves
  • Card games
  • Outside games such as volleyballs/net and soccer balls/goals
  • Twin sheet sets
  • Towels
  • Quilts
  • Gift cards
  • Hygiene items
  • Children’s clothing, 12m to 10/12
  • Craft items
  • Blankets

West River Region
Jessica Lillebo
LSS Western Regional Director
605-791-6769, 1-800-260-1439,

Belle Fourche, Black Hawk, Box Elder, Custer, Deadwood, Hot Springs, Lead, Lemmon, Martin, Mission, Oglala, Pine Ridge, Porcupine, Rapid City, Rosebud, Spearfish, Sturgis, Summerset, Winner

  • Gift cards
  • Hygiene items
  • Children’s clothing, 12m to 10/12
  • Blankets and sheet sets
  • Quilts
  • Towels
  • Play horses (My Little Pony)
  • Barbie dolls
  • Stuffed animals
  • Xbox360
  • Books, current teen selection best sellers
  • Magic cards
  • Arts and crafts supplies such as construction paper, crayons, non-toxic markers and other items
  • Board games, age appropriate pre-teen, teen and family, such as Life, Monopoly, checkers, Scrabble, Mancala—there are many games that would be enjoyed
  • New 32” or 48” TVs
  • Popcorn machine
  • Movies, G, PG, and PG-13
  • Wii and games
  • PS3 games, rated “E”
  • DVD player
  • Christmas trees and decorations
  • Bikes
  • Kitchen supplies such as pots, pans, kitchen utensils, cookie sheets
  • Straight talk phone & text cards
  • Utility and rent help
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Activity books such as word search, Sudoku, coloring books
  • Bean Bag Toss

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