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The Christ Church Angel Tree Store Returns

10 19 2023

The Christ Church Angel Tree Store Returns

Store Open Saturday, December 9

What is the Angel Tree Store?

The Angel Tree Store is a Christmas ministry at Christ Church that provides many opportunities for our generous congregation to get involved.

As is tradition, we will be setting up a one-day temporary toy store in the Elementary Gym at Legacy Early College and we will invite the parents of 175 children to come shop for their kids. Parents pay a small entrance fee per child for admittance to the store, where they select a small, medium, and large toy plus stocking for each child. Members of our congregation with shop with the parents, assist in wrapping the gifts they choose and praying with and for the parents and their families. This approach to the Angel Tree concept empowers parents to select gifts which are both appropriate for their family as well as desired by their child, and allows parents the dignity and joy of selecting gifts for their own child.

Learn more about the amazing things they are doing at Legacy Early College here: https://www.legacyearlycollege.org/about/our-story

Stores in previous years have been a wonderful success and we were able to provide Christmas for over 150 children.

Video of last year’s store: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2...

How is the Angel Tree Store different from the traditional Angel Tree Ministry?

While there are many benefits of the Angel Tree Store for both the volunteers who participate from our church and the families we are serving through the store, we believe the three most impactful benefits are:

  1. Parents will make a financial investment of $5 per child which brings a level of dignity in being able to provide Christmas for their children.
  2. Parents, who know their children best, will get to choose the gifts their children receive Christmas morning. Part of the joy of being a parent at Christmas is picking out the perfect gift for your child and anticipating the excitement they will show Christmas morning when they open that gift. This ministry allows for the parents to experience that same joy.
  3. Lastly, and arguably one of the biggest benefits is the connection to the community and the ability to truly be the hands and feet of Christ. Our congregation will have the opportunity to engage with and pray with our neighbors and show the parents that enter the store that they are loved.

How Can I Get Involved?

Stock the Store

Stock the Store: This year, when you choose an angel from the Angel Tree there will be a QR code with a link to several ways you can help stock the toy store. We will have an Amazon wish list where you can choose a toy to be shipped directly to the church or a sign-up genius where you can sign-up to purchase a toy and bring it unwrapped to the church. There will be various options to give from bikes and electronics to basketballs and puzzles so you can choose the financial commitment you are able to give. Angels will be available starting in November.

Fill A Stocking

Sign up to fill a stocking for a child. Stockings will be available starting in November with suggestions on items to fill the stockings.

Volunteer

We will have several opportunities to volunteer from toy sorters, toy assemblers, gift-wrappers, greeters, shoppers and more! Be on the lookout for Volunteer sign ups (with descriptions) starting in November.

FAQs

When will the store take place?
Mark your calendars for Saturday 12/9/23

Who should I get in touch with to ask questions about this ministry?
Please contact Jessica Clayton or Kevin Mertens.

Shop early!
We recommend shopping early this year with supply shortages and supply chain issues forecast for this holiday season.