Gift of Giving

About the Event

Gift of Giving is the Cedar Valley Jaycee’s largest youth-based event. Approximately 100 children across the Cedar Valley participate each year in this event. It is designed to show them the true “gift of giving” by allowing them to purchase $40.00 worth of holiday presents for their family at Blain’s Farm and Fleet. There is no cost for the participating children or their families. 

Each participating child will be paired with a community volunteer to assist them with their shopping. Together, they will ride buses to Blain’s Farm & Fleet to purchase their gifts. All participants will be transported back to the UAW for breakfast, gift wrapping, and pick-up after they finish shopping.


Date: Saturday, Dec. 1st

Volunteer Hours: 6AM to 9:30AM

Location: UAW, 2615 Washington Street, Waterloo, IA 50702

Interested in Volunteering?

Each year, 100 volunteers are needed to help a child shop during the event. Volunteers will assist a child using a wish list created by the child’s parent(s). Volunteering at Gift of Giving is a simple, easy, and very rewarding way to give back during the holiday season!  Sign up to be a volunteer here.


If you have questions about the event or volunteering, please contact the event chairs:

Emily Hanson

Cristy Freeburg 

Thanks to our Sponsors

Cedar Falls Kiwanis Rough Risers

Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Exceptional Persons Inc.

UAW Local 838