Christmas Store - Church Hill Wellness Center
Dec 04, 2010
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
|Where||Bethlehem BC, 1920 Fairmount Ave, Richmond|
|Contact Name||Glinda Ford|
Only those who have completed the application process and been accepted.
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IT’S TIME TO GATHER NEW TOYS AND CLOTHING FOR THE
2010 CHRISTMAS STORES AT THE THREE RICHMOND BAPTIST CENTERS!
We call them “Christmas Stores” because the items are not simply given away. A small amount - $5.00 is charged for each child, entitling the parent(s) to select toys and several pieces of clothing. The money collected is used in a neighborhood fuel assistance fund for the winter months. Our stores are a ministry to the whole person, in which relationships are central. Parents retain their dignity as they carefully select gifts which they have paid to obtain.
We need gifts for children ages birth through 12 years old (the Center directors report shortages for the 7-to-10 year olds). Suggestions: Clothing (including jeans, sweaters, sweatshirts, sleepwear, socks, underwear, coats, hats, and gloves), games, toys, books, bicycles and helmets. Go easy on stuffed animals and Barbie dolls. In other words, purchase gifts that you would want your own children to receive. Do not wrap them; the parents need to see what they are selecting. (If you would like to donate some wrapping paper, that will be appreciated.)
Last year your gifts made it possible for these centers to assist 319 families and provide a happy Christmas for 750 children! For this year, the Center Directors report with the tough economy, they have received an increase in requests for applications to participate in the stores. They want to help as many as possible, so consider adding some additional gifts to your donation or becoming a first time “Santa” by providing toys and clothing to bless the increased number of families who are in need this Christmas season.
Refer to the lists, below, to see where it is suggested that your church take its gifts. If you have questions, call Kathleen Coxen, Mission Involvement Consultant, at 272-1667.
The Church Hill Wellness Center
Christmas Store @ Bethlehem Baptist Church,
1920 Fairmount Ave.
(on the opposite side of Fairmount from the Wellness Center in Mount Tabor Church)
Saturday ♦ December 4
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Deliver your gifts to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1920 Fairmount Avenue, across the street from Mount Tabor; December 1 & 2 (Wednesday and Thursday), between 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up on Friday afternoon, December 3, starting at 10:00 a.m.; as shopping assistants on December 4; and to assist with clean-up on Dec. 4 from 4 to 5:00 p.m.. If you can volunteer, call Glinda Ford at 780-0053.