This Christmas, we have the privilege of coming alongside families in need, serving them in an empowering way and helping them take the next steps on their journey. On December 13th we will host our eighth annual Christmas House, a fun and festive shopping experience for parents facing financial challenges.
Families who have been prescreened will have the opportunity to purchase gifts for their children for a small fee. This money then goes toward helping other children around the world through relationships we have with churches and ministries globally. The goal is to create a process that empowers families with dignity and pride. Christmas House is an opportunity for parents not only to get presents for their children, but also to connect with our church body, our ministries and one another.
Want to help? Here’s how ...
The Christmas House display will be in the foyer, from November 5th thru December 2nd. Suggested gift lists will be passed out during weekend services, or you can find the list below. Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at the Christmas House display inside the main foyer anytime before December 2nd.
We are in need of volunteers to help with setup on December 12th and during the shopping experience on December 13th. These volunteer task areas will include being inside the shopping experience, registration, wrapping gifts, sorting/restocking gifts, set-up and clean-up.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR
If you are experiencing financial challenges that prevent you from purchasing gifts for your children, we want to come alongside and help through Christmas House. We will then contact you to discuss shopper orientation and other requirements. The deadline to sign up as a shopper is November 8th.
SUGGESTION LIST FOR NEW UNWRAPPED GIFTS
WRAPPING SUPPLIES (gift wrap, bows, tags, tissue paper)
EARLY CHILDHOOD (toddler-5 yr)
Little Tikes toys
Fisher Price toys
Baby dolls and accessories
Kitchen and housekeeping toys
Alphabet & number toys
Toy tool kits
Play First Aid Kits
Sturdy toddler books
Sturdy plastic trucks
ELEMENTARY (6-11 yr)
Tool science kits
Arts & Craft kits
Remote control cars
Models (cars, trucks, etc)
Dolls (male, multi-racial, Barbie, baby)
Match Box cars
Sports equipment (balls, gloves)
Race car set with track
Train set with track
TEEN (12-17 yr)
Personal CD players, IPODs, MP3
Remote control cars
Art Supplies (gel pens, paper, pencils)
Craft Supplies (beads, embroidery, kits)
Perfume, men’s cologne (popular fragrances)
Pro Sport logo items
Sport & Duffel bags
New Release Movie DVD’s
Fishing Pole sets
Clock radios with docking station
Bath lotions sets
Sports Equipment: basketball, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball