25 local youth to be surprised with $100 JCPenney gift cards and shopping spree

WHAT: JCPenney is spreading holiday cheer by teaming up with the Emma B. Howe YMCA in Coon Rapids and surprising 25 deserving local kids with $100 JCPenney gift cards to the store on Saturday, December 21. Each child will receive a $100 JCPenney gift card to purchase the perfect gifts for everyone on their Christmas lists. Media are invited to attend this heartwarming event and capture footage of the surprise and shopping with 25 kids and their families who participate in YMCA programs.

Photo and interview opportunities will be available with kids and their families who participate in YMCA programs, a YMCA representative and JCPenney store general manager.

WHEN: Saturday, December 21, 2019, 10 a.m.-Noon


JCPenney at Riverdale Village
12550 Riverdale Blvd 
Coon Rapids, MN 55448

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About the YMCA of the North

The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 163 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.