Christmas Store-South Richmond/Oregon Hill
Dec 02, 2010 10:00 AM
Dec 03, 2010 01:30 PM
|Where||SRBC, Saint Paul's Belt Campus - 700 E Belt Blvd|
|Contact Name||Margaret Allen|
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.
South Richmond and Oregon Hill Baptist Centers
Christmas store in South Richmond Center
Saint Paul’s Belt Campus, 700 East Belt Blvd.
Thursday & Friday ♦ December 2 & 3
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Deliver your gifts: November 29 & 30 (Monday & Tuesday), between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 1, between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Bring gifts to the rear of the gymnasium at Saint Paul’s Belt Campus. Volunteers are needed to help sort and set-up each delivery day; help as shopping assistants on Store days; be interpreters for Spanish speaking shoppers; and help pack-up leftover items on Friday, December 3. If you can volunteer, call Margaret Allen at 232-0174.