The first nonprofit holiday open house will take place on Wednesday, November 30, from 4:30-7:30PM at the Steele County History Center.

Around 20 nonprofits will have displays where you can learn about what they do and how you can help. You will also be given the opportunity to sign up to volunteer. There will be desserts and apple cider served and free admission.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there as well. You'll have the opportunity to have a picture taken with Santa for your Holiday cards.

Nonprofits taking part include:

  • Steele County Humane Society, who will be making a big announcement on Wednesday
  • Habit for Humanity of the Steele Waseca Area
  • Steele County Historical Society
  • Steele County Salvation Army
  • Beds for Kids
  • Advocates for Developmental Disabilities
  • Clothesline
  • Owatonna Art Center
  • Let's Smile
  • Americorps Visa
  • Steele County United Way
  • Young Life
  • Exchange Club Center
  • Steele County Food Shelf
  • Transitional Housing
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota
  • Tri Valley Opportunity Council
  • Healthy Seniors
  • Workforce Deployment

You will also be given the opportunity to make a donation to any of the above listed as well.