Give the gift of being present for seniors in need. 


Our Mission

Gifts for Seniors provides donated gifts and life-affirming personal contact to isolated seniors in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and surrounding communities through the engagement and support of volunteers and community partners.

Last year, Gifts for Seniors served more than 5,600 isolated seniors in the Twin Cities and seven county metro area with the help of 254 community partners and countless dedicated volunteers.


“Our mission is to provide, not just gifts, but the gift of our presence and a feeling of belonging for our elder community members. ”

— Carolyn Deters, GFS Executive director


We have many opportunities to get involved and help end senior social isolation, we rely on community members like you to help provide life affirming services to seniors in need.


Our Story

Gifts for Seniors began as a Hennepin County volunteer program in 1994. The program grew to serve isolated seniors throughout the seven county metro area. We became an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2008.



Our work began in 1994


Tens of thousands of isolated seniors.


Hundreds of partner agencies delivering hope.


Community Stories