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 11th we will host our fourth 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 parents have knowing they are 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 17th, 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 5th.
GIVE YOUR TIME
We are in need of volunteers to help with setup on December 10th and during the shopping experience on December 11th. 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!
Applications for Christmas House are now full. The application deadline was November 7th, and we have filled all available slots for Christmas House this year. Please see Harvest Time International, Hope Helps, or Christian Help for alternative Christmas toy programs this year.
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
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) Doll Accessories
Match Box cars
Sports equipment (balls, gloves)Lego sets
Race car set with track
Train set with track
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