Neighborhood Christmas Store
Joy to the World! The LORD has come!
Remember the words of the Lord Jesus: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
Neighborhood Christmas Store happens the Second and Third weekends of every December.
Our holiday ministries run a little differently. There are no sponsored families, no used toys, no well-intentioned strangers appearing at the door laden with gifts and food . . . Instead, we host a fully functioning neighborhood store for two weekends in December. We receive brand new toys and funds to purchase toys from many individuals and groups. We have a huge pricing night where a flurry of volunteers discount the toys 75% and set up the store. It is a lot of work, but the outcome is parents having the opportunity to select and purchase new toys for their own children.
Recently a parent told us, “It’s not like a yard sale. It’s like what you would find in a store—only with much lower prices! I feel like I can actually shop for my kids’ Christmas here.” Another first-time shopping mom said, “I love that this store is for our neighborhood—not just because I’m poor.”
The YouTube link below illustrates our holiday philosophy of ministry –
Please support Neighborhood Christmas Store! We need about 2800 gifts donated or funded — we’ve expanded and are expecting 100 more kids this year! You can donate money for us to shop too. You can Donate Online and dedicate your gift to Christmas Store, mail a check to us with “Christmas Store” in the memo.
VOLUNTEER – contact us if you or your group would like to join us at the store!
Gifts should be given as new in the original package and unwrapped. Please deliver to 719 N. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801 by December 9.
Christmas Gift Ideas (Expand for List)
Teen bedroom accessories/décor: pillows, lamps, wall art, etc.
Teen make-up, nail polish
Teen fitness equipment
Electronic Phone Accessories: speakers, chargers, etc.
Art supplies for children & teens
Jewelry for children & teens
Electronic games for children & teens
Lotion and hair accessories for children & teens
Purses & wallets for children & teens
DVDs for children & teens
Dolls (Black, Hipanic, Barbie, NO Bratz)
Footballs, basketballs, kickballs
Educational toys, games & puzzles
Funds to buy bikes
Shopkins and other tiny toys
Legos of all sizes
Preschool dress-up, role playing
Christmas wrapping supplies: Gift Bags especially (all sizes from small to large bike-bags)! Tape, bows, scissors, gift tags, wrapping paper.
Christmas Store Promo Poster 2019
Christmas Store Promo Flyer for Printing (2 up) 2019