Help Deliver Gifts to Families in Need this Christmas.

December 5 & 6, 2018

Our Story

Sioux Falls Cares is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization that has served Sioux Falls families in need at Christmas time since 1991. What started as 7 individuals getting together to spread some cheer to 10 local families has grown into a project that provides food, clothing, toys, and necessities to more than 500 families each year—including over 1,500 children. We are proud to be celebrating our 26th season of Sioux Falls Cares.

Our challenge is great, but with help from people like you, we can lift the spirits of those in need.

Young girl holding present

100% of the funds we collect go to the families we serve during the holiday season—although our work happens throughout the year with help from donors and volunteers like you. Sioux Falls Cares pays no salaries or administrative fees to anyone.


A few hours of your time can make a world of difference.

We’re always looking for volunteers who are willing to commit a few hours, and a friendly spirit, to help our cause. We have opportunities for both individuals and companies to get involved. We welcome families and businesses to host fundraisers and drives throughout the year. If you are looking to host a drive, please email us to learn about items we need.

Our greatest volunteer need is for drivers around the holiday season. Drivers deliver gifts and necessities to our families. While it requires some time and dedication, it can be one of our most rewarding volunteer efforts.

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What can I expect as a driver?


You will transport items that can be heavy and/or bulky.  Included in the boxes will be food, toys, and clothing. Each volunteer can make anywhere from 1 to 4 deliveries a night.  All deliveries require a minimum of 2 people.

Our delivery dates for 2018 are December 5th and 6th.

You will pick up the items from the Expo building at the Sioux Falls Fairgrounds. There can be a line of several cars waiting to get items for delivery, so we thank you for your patience during the loading process.

We can’t do this without you! If you have questions about volunteering, email us. Otherwise, fill out our volunteer form and we’ll be in touch.

What to remember when volunteering?


  1. Turn off engine while inside loading.
  2. When delivering, tell them you are from Sioux Falls Cares and that you have some Christmas items from people that care.
  3. Show them how many boxes. Tell them about the toys and hand them the envelope which includes certificates.
  4. IF NOT HOME: Bring toys back and keep groceries. Come in the North doors and you will get a new address with different toys.
  5. Please return the sheet with comments and bring back the same night if possible (or mail it back).

If you have any questions please call: 605.679.0164