Christmas Program

What we do: 

We provide families with the opportunity to “shop” in our Christmas store.  They use points to shop and are able to get items for themselves and their family for Christmas.  We have household items, clothes and toys.  They also receive hygiene products, a food gift card and stocking stuffer items.  

Who we Help:

In 2019 we served 922 people 

  • We help families who have accessed our services throughout the year such as:  Home Repair, Emergency Assistance & Career Readiness. 

  • Other organizations:  Women’s Drug Rehab, a non-profit who serves adults with special needs & chronically homeless people, Fire Departments, Nursing Homes and pre-school classes.

     

 What they do to be a part of the program: 

  • Year one – no requirements 

  • Year two – participate in 8 out of 11 classes offered at the mission  

  • Year three – volunteer at the mission for 12 hours 

  • Year four – take our 12-lesson Faith and Finances Course 

 Why we do it this way: 

If they are doing things to earn these gifts, then they are the ones providing gifts for their children and they get the joy of giving to their families.  This preserves their dignity and helps them to be able to provide.

 How You Can Help

  • Send monetary donations to provide vouchers for Christmas dinner.
    • $30 feeds a family of 1 or 2
    • $45 feeds a family of 3 or 4
    • $60 feeds a family of 5 or above
  • Send gift items for the Christmas Store 

Current Gift Needs

Household items

  • Small Kitchen Appliances
  • Dishtowels/ cloths
  • Bath towels/ cloths
  • Dishes
  • Glasses
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Cookware
  • Kitchen Utensils/Flatware
  • Pillows, Sheets, Bedding
 

Women’s Items

  • Clothing in all sizes with emphasis on large and above
  • Socks / Underwear/Bras
  • Shoes
  • Makeup/ lotion/ perfume
  • Gift sets
  • Hair dryers/ curling iron
  • Purses/ pocket books
  • Wall Decorations
 

Men’s Items

  • Clothing in all sizes with emphasis on large and above
  • Socks / Underwear
  • Shoes with emphasis on boots and tennis shoes
  • Camping/ outdoor equipment/fishing equipment
  • tools/ tool sets/ knives
  • Coffee mugs
  • Outdoor chairs/ hammocks
 

Teen Items

  • Clothing/ shoes
  • Perfume/ Cologne
  • Make-up
  • Electronic items
  • Wallets
  • Knives
  • Tools
  • Hammocks
  • Teen art kits/comics
  • Fishing equipment
 

Children’s Items

  • Clothes and Shoes
  • Toys
  • Lego Sets
  • Nerf Guns
  • Barbie/ Dolls
  • Action Figures
  • Dress-up Items
  • Art Supplies
  • Games
  • Books
  • Bedding
  • Bikes/Helmets
  • Outdoor Items
  • Sports Items