Weather Forecast

The Masons welcome Santa Claus each Christmas season. The money they raise from Photos with Santa goes to help local charities and families in need that could use a little extra help. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

’Tis the season to give: Organizations gearing up to help those in need

Email News Alerts

“Maybe Christmas,” the Grinch thought, “doesn’t come from a store…”

Dr. Seuss may have been on to something there, as many residents around Detroit Lakes are busy getting ready to give without any intention of receiving.


This is evident as the Angel trees are erected in the Boys and Girls Thrift Store, Kmart and Walmart.

Many families make it a yearly tradition to snatch a name off the tree and selflessly shop for a little boy or girl who comes from a family in need.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.