This Christmas, we have the privilege of coming alongside families in need, serving them in an empowering way and helping them take next steps on their journey. On December 12th we will host our third 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, wrap the presents and enjoy holiday refreshments in community.
Imagine the sense of dignity and pride the parents will have knowing they were able to buy gifts for their children! 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 ...
Simply remove an information card from the Christmas House display in the Longwood foyer, starting November 18th, and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children. Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at the Christmas House display inside the main foyer anytime before December 8th.
GIVE YOUR TIME
We are in need of volunteers to help with setup on December 11th and during the shopping experience on December 12th. These volunteer task areas will include being inside the shopping experience, registration, personal shoppers, wrapping gifts, sorting/restocking gifts, refreshments, set-up and clean-up. To volunteer sign-up HERE!
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. Click HERE to fill out application. We will then contact you to discuss shopper orientation and other requirements. The deadline to sign up as a shopper is November 10th.
Suggestion List For New Unwrapped Gifts
EARLY CHILDHOOD (toddler-5 yr)
Little Tikes toys
Fisher Price toys
Baby dolls and accessories Kitchen and housekeeping toys Alphabet & number toys
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) Doll Accessories
Match Box cars
Sports equipment (balls, gloves) Lego sets
Race car set with track
Train set with track Skateboards
TEEN (12-17 yr)
Personal CD players, IPODs, MP3 Video games
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
Child Care Available?