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Local 1101 makes Christmas brighter for kids

More than two dozen members from Local 1101 joined together again this year to make the holidays brighter for children across Minnesota.

Local 1101 Toys for Tots

In the photo to the right, Local 1101 members celebrate their annual gift drive for Toys for Tots.

The local continued its Community Service Days tradition by holding a gift drive for Toys for Tots. Sgt. Jake Ellis accepted dozens of toys and cash donations at the nonprofit’s drop-off center in New Hope.

Local 1101 Vice President Halie Rostberg said her local “is grateful for the opportunity to participate in MAPE’s Community Service Days.”

Last year, the local was awarded gift cards from MAPE for the high number of members who participated in last year’s Toys for Tots drive.

Local 1101 Toys for Toys

In the photo on the right, from left to right, Local 1101 Vice President Halie Rostberg makes a Toys for Tots donation to Marine Sgt. Jake Ellis at the drop-off center in New Hope.

“We were able to donate those gift cards to another of our favorite charities, Second Harvest Heartland,” Rostberg said. “Times are tough and uncertain for so many of our community members at this time, and we appreciate the chance to give back.”

MAPE’s Community Service Days encourages locals to give back to the communities they serve over the holidays. This year’s volunteer program ends Dec. 22. Please let MAPE know about your local’s service projects at