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Al Niño Con Cariño

In 2001, CLUES began hosting Al Niño con Cariño (To A Child with Love), a holiday event offering gifts and cheer to the families we serve, after discovering that many of our clients did not have the means to celebrate the holidays with their families. The initiative began as a small effort to provide toys and other needed items to a select number of families and has since grown with the help of many dedicated staff, volunteers and community partners.

Al Niño Con Cariño

CLUES Annual Holiday Toy Drive

To a Child with Love

During this season of giving, CLUES hosts a day-long holiday celebration designed to make the holidays brighter for families with limited resources, Al Niño Con Cariño (To a Child with Love). During this free family event, CLUES distributes new toys and gifts and allows the opportunity for parents to ‘shop’ for gifts for each of their children (ages 0-15).

Volunteers and donors play a valuable role in helping turn CLUES’ St. Paul office into a vibrant winter wonderland and ensuring the success of the event. While children engage in holiday crafts and activities, their parents step into a room filled with donated new toys and gifts. With support from bilingual shopping assistance volunteers, parents pick out one gift and one stocking stuffer for each of their children. Parents are then accompanied into the gift-wrapping room, where each of the gifts are carefully wrapped by volunteers to keep the magic of the holiday season alive.

Al Niño Con Cariño is a magical event filled with joy, laughter, and memories. Our distribution method promotes community by uplifting and empowering parents. For many families each year, Al Niño con Cariño can mean the difference between a holiday with presents and one without.

Questions? Contact

CLUES Saint Paul - 797 East 7th St, Saint Paul MN 55106 -  View on Map

Registration for Families

Participant registration is closed.

We look forward to continuing to support our community next year!

We understand that some families may still be in need of toys for the holiday, and we want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in the festive season.

To assist with this, Toys for Tots - Minneapolis, MN has compiled a list of other nonprofit agencies participating in the “Twin Cities Toys For Tots 2023 Campaign” and toy distribution.

For organizations approved by Toys for Tots that are currently accepting toy requests from families, you can find more information here.

Empower the celebration! Make a monetary donation

Your monetary support for ANCC goes towards spreading joy with gifts, organizing a seamless event, and leaving a lasting impression. Contribute for a multi-faceted impact and make ANCC a truly unforgettable event!

Please add under “Gift Notes” that the donation is for ANCC.

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