Ada Future Leaders to Continue Gifts for Youth this Year

Ada Future Leaders to Continue Gifts for Youth this Year

December 8, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/8/20)

Ada, MN — For more than 30 years, the Ada Future Leaders have been doing their annual Gifts for Youths program and that tradition will not be stopped by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gifts for Youth program provides children with a gift for Christmas who may not have otherwise received one due to financial hardships. Ada Future Leaders President Scott Erickson says with the pandemic causing hardships for many in the community, it was really important that they continue on with Gifts for Youth this year.

The Ada Future Leaders typically host a couple of fundraisers each year, including a Golf Tournament and Men’s Stag, but were unable to this year because of COVID restrictions. They were, however, still able to contribute to area youth through their scholarship program, sandbox fill, and now Gifts for Youth. While the fundraising events are fun, social activities, Erickson says what really matters is giving back to the kids.

Gifts are provided to those who are enrolled in the Ada-Borup School District and are 18 years old and younger. To submit a child’s name, the best thing you can do is call Kelly’s Chrysler Center and provide them with information such as name, address, age, gender, and gift ideas. All information is confidential.

Or if you are interested in contributing financially, volunteering, or would like to purchase a gift for the Gifts for Youth Program, please contact Scott Erickson or Kirk Spilde, or visit the Ada Future Leaders Facebook page.

And new this year on the eve to Christmas Eve, Erickson is inviting families to get out of the house and take in the holiday lights throughout the community as part of their Ada Future Leaders Night of Lights.

The Ada Future Leaders are also doing hosting an ATV Raffle this winter. Tickets are $50 and only 200 will be sold. Tickets are available at McCollums Hardware, Kelly’s Chrysler, or from Ada Future Leaders members.