Christmas Store                                 

 

The Mission provides a Christmas Store each December for families who would otherwise have little or nothing for Christmas. Donations of new clothes, toys, tools, household items, personal care items, cleaning products, laundry supplies and money are solicited throughout the year by the Mission staff for distribution in mid-December.

      

Invitations are sent to the most needy families in the area in early December.  When the parents arrive to select Christmas gifts for their families, they are asked to donate two dollars to the Mission.  The second year a family participates in the Christmas program they are asked to take part in budget counseling and food and nutrition classes.  The subsequent year families are asked to give 12 hours of community service at St. Vincent Mission, a local school or other non-profit organization.  The fourth year they participate in a 12 week financial education class called "Faith and Finances".

 

     

If you are wanting to participate in the Christmas store a second year you must complete 8 classes prior to applying for the program. Click on the link below to see a schedule of the classes.

Class Schedule 2020

If you are wanting to participate in the Christmas program a third year you must complete 12 hours of volunteer service at St. Vincent Mission.  Call Jennifer at 606-886-2513 to schedule your volunteer work. 

If you are wanting to participate in the Christmas Program for a fourth year you must complete our 12 lesson Faith and Finance Course.  Call Erin at 606-886-2513 to see when the class starts.

 

Christmas Store 2019

 

Individuals received clothing, household goods, toys, grocery store gift certificates, personal and cleaning items. Our Christmas Store helped families from Hope in the Mountains, Mountain Comprehensive Care, and the Big Sandy Community and Technical College Ready to Work Program, as well as local families who have been in the program prior to this year.  We also provided The David Fire Department, Golden Years Nursing Home, CASA, Riverside Nursing Home, One Church and two Head Start Classes with new items!  We served a total of 922 people this year through our Christmas program.  Not only in giving gifts, but showing them the love of Christ.  As each family came to shop at the Christmas store, they were presented with the Christmas story.  Volunteers also helped them find what they needed and prayed with them if they wanted prayer.

 

 

To mail items for the Christmas store - please mail all new toys, clothes or other household items in original packaging to:

St. Vincent Mission Christmas Store

P.O. Box 232

6369 Highway 404

David, KY  41616

Suggested priority new items include:


  • Tools/ Power Tools
  • Pots and Pans
  • Men’s Jeans/Shoes/Boots
  • Comforter Sets
  • Socks, Bras, Underwear
  • Sm. Kitchen Appliances
  • Outdoor Sporting Equipment

Other suggested new items include:


  • Clothing - primarily we are in need of large to 4xl sizes in adult clothing, all sizes are needed in kids clothing. 
    • Types of clothing needed: Jeans, sweat pants, hoodies, t-shirts for men, flannels shirts, jackets
  • Dish Towels/ Cloths
  • Bath Towels/ Cloths
  • Games/ Toys
  • Scarves, Hats, Gloves
  • Coats/ Jackets
  • Mixing Bowls and Kitchen Utensils
  • Car Care Products
  • Pajamas/ Robes
  • Pillows/ Blankets/ Sheet Sets
  • Dishes
  • Personal Care Items
  • Cleaning/ Laundry Products
  • Make - up/ purses
  • Cologne / Perfume/ Lotion
  • Ear Buds/ Watches
  • Bikes

What we do not need:

  • Mens dress pants/ dress tops
  • Women's small and medium clothes


Because of your generous donations, gifts and Christmas dinner will be provided to many who otherwise would have little or nothing with which to celebrate Christ's birth. A donation of $30 will provide a gift card to a local grocery store for a family of one or two for Christmas dinner. Likewise, a donation of $45 will provide for a family of three or four, and $60 will provide for five or more. 

 

Thank you to all of our very generous donors who partner with us to serve our community in this way.

Questions?  Call: 606.886.2513