What is the Christmas Store?

 

Who benefits from the Christmas Store?

Families with children ages birth through high school may come and shop at the 2BC Christmas Store for $5 per child. The payment allows parents/guardians to choose two gifts and fill a stocking. School counselors and social workers, In As Much Ministries, Love Inc. and other organizations in the community with ties to Second Baptist Church refer families from the community to the Christmas Store. Families must come through a recommendation from one of these sources and must register with an assigned code that is obtained from these sources.

If you are struggling financially this year and would like an opportunity to be served by the Christmas Store, contact Second Baptist Church at 816-781-2824 ext. 311. Leave a message and your call will be returned.

What happens at the Store?

Each client registers and reserves an appointment time. When they arrive, they will be greeted by volunteers and treated to holiday music, decorations, and refreshments. Free childcare is provided, and the children will enjoy crafts, snacks, games and a Christmas movie. The parents have an opportunity to select two gifts and fill a stocking for each child ($5 per child). When they have finished shopping, they can either have the gifts wrapped, wrap the gifts themselves or take home gift wrapping supplies.

How is the Christmas Store stocked?

Gifts come from members of Second Baptist Church. Donated gifts should be brand new and in the box (no used gifts will be accepted). The suggested price range for donated gifts is $10-30. If you plan to donate, please sign the spreadsheet at The Welcome Center Desk indicating the age, gender and price range of item(s) you plan to purchase. Bring the unwrapped items to the church by Dec. 7. You can download a list of suggested gifts here (still to come).

How many people will this year’s store serve?

Last year, the store served 86 families and 250 kids. We expect to serve even more families this year.

To volunteer follow this link.