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The Christ Church Angel Tree Store

The Angel Tree Store is a new outreach ministry which promotes the joy of Christmas to families in need. Christ Church is partnering with Legacy Early College.

The Details

The Angel Tree Store is a project which involves setting up a one-day toy store in the Elementary Gym at Legacy Early College and we will invite the parents of 100 children to come shop for their kids.

We have created an Amazon Wish List and a Sign Up Genius with a variety of toys complied from wish lists obtained from the scholars and popular toys this season. We will use these toys to set up a temporary toy store where parents will be able to choose a large, medium and small item for each of their children. This ministry will provide many opportunities for our generous congregation to get involved:

  • Purchasing toys
  • Volunteering in the store
  • Putting together toys
  • Praying with families
  • Other opportunities

If you would like more information about the background of this project, please visit our blog post from October 2021.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Clayton 843.557.2121 or Anne Green Buckner 864.282.3117.

How to Help - Toy Purchase to Stock the Store

Toys due no later than Monday, 11/29 but we are encouraging parishioners to shop early with expected shipping delays

Three Ways To

Stock the Store

There are THREE ways to participate in toy purchase as we Stock The Store so the parents invited to attend can shop for their children.

When you choose an Angel from the tree, you have the name, age and gender of one of the children. You can use this information to shop for the child and purchase one or multiple toys for that child. There are many options from bikes and electronics to games and arts and crafts. If you do not have a physical Angel from the tree, no problem! Just use the Amazon link or Sign Up Genius to pick a toy (or several toys) to Stock The Store.

See below for descriptions on how to shop for your Angel

Purchasing On Amazon

When you purchase a toy from the Amazon Wish List the toy will be sent directly to Christ Church (use the address on file). There are large, medium and small toys on the list so you can choose what level of financial commitment you are able to make. Feel free to choose multiple toys if you are able!

Purchasing In Store

Use the Sign Up Genius to sign up for a toy (or toys) you will purchase (names are anonymous) and bring UNWRAPPED to the front office of Christ Church. Remember, the toys listed are only suggestions and if you can not find the specific request something similar will be perfect!

Making a Donation

If you would prefer to provide a donation that we will use to purchase toys to Stock the Store, you can either bring a check to the Front Office of Christ Church made out to Christ Church (please put Angel Tree Store in the Memo line) OR you can use the link below to make a donation.

Instructions on giving to the Angel Tree Store

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A Note About Toys

Keep in mind that while the wish lists we collected serve as suggestions for the toys we will have in the store, the parents will make the ultimate decision on what their child will receive. Therefore, any toy you choose will bring joy Christmas morning to a child who may otherwise not get to experience presents under the tree.

How to Help - Work the Store

We need your help! In addition to setting up and breaking down the store, we need helpers to put together toys and bicycles, Spanish translators, toy wrappers, runners and all manner of other hands for God's work. Hit the button below to check out the Sign Up Genius to see where you might fit.

  • Sorters and Assemblers
  • Set Up
  • Greeter (1-2 volunteers per shift)
  • Check In (1-2 volunteers per shift)
  • Shopper (4 volunteers per shift)
  • Toy Wrapper (5 volunteers per shift)
  • Runner (2 volunteers per shift)
Sign Me Up!

FAQs

Where do I bring the stocking I filled?
Please bring filled stockings to the reception area on the 2nd floor of the Parish House - there are bins in the old book store where you can place your stocking. Stockings are due no later than 11/29.

Do I send the toys from the Amazon Wish List to my house or use the Address on File?
Please Use the Address on File which will send the toys directly to the church.

What if I can’t find an item on the Sign-Up Genius?
No worries. Just find something similar. For example, the Our Generation dolls from Target are just as great as an American Girl Doll.

Where can I purchase the toys from the Sign-Up Genius?
Anywhere – Walmart, Target, Costco, etc.

Do I bring the toy wrapped or unwrapped?
Unwrapped please so we can display at the store.

I have some used toys that are in good condition, do you want these?
While gently used toys are great, the intention of this ministry is to create the look and feel of a real toy store. Therefore, we are requesting only new toys.

What about clothes and other necessary items?
While that is certainly a need, we are blessed in Greenville to have many organizations that support that need (especially around Christmas). This ministry is focused solely on the joy of Christmas that we believe every child (and parent) should be able to experience even if they have fallen on hard times. Part of the joy of being a parent at Christmas is picking out the perfect toy for your child and anticipating the excitement they will show Christmas morning when they open that toy. This ministry allows for the parents to experience that same joy.