FARMINGTON, Minn. (June 19, 2007) — Dakota Electric Association, Farmington, has joined with Thomson West and the Southwest YMCA, Eagan, to collect Christmas decorations for Hope Chest, an organization that raises money for breast cancer research. Hope Chest sells upscale furniture, decorative accessories and designer women’s clothing at two store locations in the Twin Cities area (Wayzata and St. Paul).

Founded in 2001, the Hope Chest has already raised nearly $500,000 for breast cancer causes.

The organizations are seeking donations of unique, mint condition Christmas decorations (lights must be new in the box). Collection boxes are located at Dakota Electric (4300 220 th St. West, Farmington) and at the Southwest YMCA (550 Opperman Dr., Eagan).

You had better hurry. Donations are only being taken until June 30.