For the seventh year in a row, the Christmas Store at Monroe Circle Community Center (MC3) is hosting a unique opportunity for neighbors, empowering them to purchase gifts for their children. The goal is to help families give their children a memorable Christmas with pride and dignity. The Christmas Store is a solution to what can be a challenging season where many families must go without extras like gifts. Research has also shown that a small investment of a parent or grandparent restores dignity, honor, and the joy of giving a gift to their child or grandchild.
How does the store work? Held on December 16 and 17, neighbors who have pre-registered and arrive at MC3 for their scheduled shopping time will enjoy hot chocolate, snacks and Christmas music. Volunteers will be serving refreshments and visiting. Shoppers will be assigned a shopping assistant, who will hold items for them while they browse. At the end of their shopping session, they can pay for their gifts and have an option to have up to two items gift-wrapped. Gift costs will be offset by 90% (so a $30 gift will cost $3). This is a great volunteer opportunity to give back to our community and spread joy this Christmas.
NEW TOY DONATIONS:
Additionally, as a church we’re collecting NEW toys for the MC3 Christmas Store, starting November 26-27. Look for the donation drop-off bins at your campus and bring in a new toy to donate.
Friday, December 16, 3-8 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.