Christmas Stocking Collection

Our 2017 Christmas Party brought record numbers, and if 2018’s Chaska Drop In stats are of any indication, our 2018 Christmas Party will be the biggest yet.

Help us collect 160 Christmas stockings to distribute!

Please note that a few small thoughtful gifts in addition to the gift cards are more appreciated than handfuls of candy.  Thanks!

Please join Launch in Celebrating Christmas by sharing God’s Love with the Young Adults at Launch!  Sign-up here to donate Christmas stockings!


Preferred Due:  Friday, December 14th, 2018  (We’ll still take them after!)

Please drop off at: (see below flyer!!!)

Chaska: Launch Ministry, 115 E. 4th Street, Chaska MN 55318, (Walnut St. Entrance), M/W/F 2-5pm;   T/Th 2-7pm

Waconia: Thrivent Financial – Lake Town Associates, 129 W Main St, Waconia; M-F 9-3pm  (Click here for website.)

Waconia: Trending Upward Thrift Shoppe (Promise Church) – 141 Depot Dr, Waconia; W – 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Th/F 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sat. 9:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. (Click here for website.)

Chanhassen: Lotus Lake Gifts – 412 W 78th St, Chanhassen; M-F 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm.  (Click here for website.)


Potluck Food for 12/18 Christmas Party Needed:  Click Here

Note: Party will be at our new location – 110 W. 2nd Street, Chaska

We ask that the following be included in each store bought stocking (minimal approx. cost of $45):

3 $10 gift cards (gas, drug stores, cost effective hair salons, dollar stores, Target, auto part stores, etc.)
optional unsealed Christmas card/note – not traceable to a particular family address (no specific concerns, just best practice)
general stocking fillers (generic or clearly label if for a man/woman)

Possible stocking filler ideas:
pens/small notebook
fidget toys (not fidget spinners)
ear buds
mini coloring books/markers/colored pencils
basic makeup/nail polish (women)
chap stick/lip balm
nail clippers/comb/brush/etc.
deck of cards/card games
small tools/duct tape
small water bottle (can put stuff in it too!)
fuzzy socks (women)
simple jewelry/hair accessories (women)
fun key chains
USB drive
anything “special” – lotions, bath bombs, etc.
gum, candy, food treats, fancy hot chocolate mixes


stockings – purchase at Thrift Shops!  dollar stores, make your own
fillers – dollar stores, sale aisles (Target, OfficeDepot, drug stores, etc.), hardware stores, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, etc.


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  1. I’d like to receive your newsletter. Are the young adults all women?
    Stephanie, you have really built-up a great ministry.

    • Hi Jan, we’ll get you added to the newsletter list! And about half of the young adults we serve are women – 76 of the 157 that we’ve served in some capacity this calendar year.


  2. Will there be kids at the party? Could my son make a sticking for a boy &/or girl???

    • Hi Teresa, let me consult with Stephanie on what she’s thinking and we’ll get back to you. Thanks!!

  3. Could I also get the newsletter please. I live in Waconia so if there is anything I can do in the Waconia area I am open to that.

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