Twins announce Holiday Week of Giving plans

The Minnesota Twins today announced plans for the seventh annual Holiday Week of Giving, when the organization will focus on giving back to the community during the holiday season. This year’s week of activities runs from Monday, December 12 through Friday, December 16. Twins pitcher Glen Perkins, former players Tony Oliva and Rod Carew will join the Twins front office staff in events benefiting a variety of community causes.

“In these difficult times, and especially during the holiday season, what we do in the community has never been more important,” said Bryan Donaldson, Twins Director of Community Relations. “Throughout the past five years, the Week of Giving has connected volunteers from the Twins staff with many worthwhile organizations and thousands of families.”

A brief description of each event is listed below:

Monday, Dec. 12 / 5 – 7 p.m.

People Serving People Holiday Party – Twins staff, former players Tony Oliva and Rod Carew and Twins' Mascot T.C. will hold their annual holiday party for families staying at the shelter.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 / 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids – Twins pitcher Glen Perkins, Twins staff and Mascot T.C. will help pack "Manna Packs" for people in-need of food in developing nations around the world.

Wednesday, Dec 14 / 4 – 6 p.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs – Twins staff will visit the Southside Club in Minneapolis and the Lenzmeier West Side Club in St. Paul to assist staff with daily activities and games.

Thursday, Dec. 15 / 1 – 3 p.m.

Visiting Disabled Veterans – Twins staff, alumni and Mascot T.C. will visit the VA Hospital and a VA Day center to spread holiday cheer among disabled veterans.

Friday, Dec. 16 / 1 – 3 p.m.

Centro Community Center – Twins staff, alumni and Mascot T.C. will visit the Centro Community Center in Minneapolis to assist in their food shelf, help with preschoolers and paint.