Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Stuff the Ambulance Toy Drive

No Online Registration

Event Description

Please donate a new, unwrapped toy for children in need this Holiday season! Cash donations also accepted.

You can also click here to donate online.


  • Uptown Willmar (formerly Kandi Mall) main entrance, 1605 1st St S
  • Advance toy drop off locations: Rice Memorial Hospital & 94.1 The Loon
  • Donations benefit local Salvation Army


  • Corner of Washington St & Bridge St
  • Advance toy drop off location: Carris Health - Redwood
  • Donations benefit Redwood County Share the Spirit and Santa's Closet in Renville County

Upcoming Dates
  • No upcoming dates available.