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The Christmas Store, located in the Xavier Building, 1435 N. Illinois Street, will open November 19. More than 700 needy families will shop for Christmas gifts and clothing for their children. Donations of time, gifts and money help bring a brighter Christmas season for these families in need. In many cases, the gifts provided by the Christmas Store will be the ONLY Christmas items these families will receive. There are three ways you can help:

Cash Donations: Click here to donate.

Volunteer: The Christmas Store will be open November 19, 23, 24, December 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 17. (Shifts vary per day.) If you would like to volunteer for a morning shift, (8:30 am to 12:30 pm), afternoon shift (12:00 pm to 4:00 pm) or evening shift (4:00 pm to 7:30 pm) please sign up online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a5af2aaa8-2019 or email Marilyn at marilynfwebb@sbcglobal.net Thank you!

Material Donations: All new, unwrapped donations are appreciated and will be put to good use.  The following items are especially needed or requested by our client families. To schedule a date and time to deliver your donated items, please contact Nancy at n.hollinden@att.net.

(Download entire list here)

All new, unwrapped donations are appreciated and will be put to good use.  The following items are especially needed or requested by our client families.
TOYS AND TEEN GIFTS:

INFANT TOYS
for newborns through age 1
Fisher Price & V-Tech Infant Toys

TODDLER TOYS
Ride-On Toys; Baby Dolls of all ethnicities; Doll Strollers & Doll Clothes; Play Tents; Trucks; Fisher Price or Playskool Sets

SCHOOL-AGE TOYS
Disney, My Life, Our Generation, & Baby Alive Dolls; Doll Playsets; Doll Clothes & Accessories; Craft Sets, Drawing Sets; 31” Skateboards; 12” Super Hero/Star Wars/Action Figures

TEEN GIFTS
Nail Polish Sets; Large Ladies’ & Men’s Toiletry Sets; Hair Dryers; Shavers or Shaving Sets; Jewelry & Jewelry Boxes; Colts’ or Pacers’ Merchandise; Dartboards; Basketballs & Footballs; Headphones; Wallets

AA, AAA, & 9 V BATTERIES FOR TOYS

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
6 Quart Crockpots; Sets of Dishes; Electric Skillets or Griddles; Toaster Ovens; Blenders; Coffeemakers; Stick Vacuums; King-Size Sheets; King or Queen-Size Blankets or Comforters; Rice Cookers.

CLOTHING:
One-piece infant clothing with long sleeves & legs, Sizes 0—18 months
Boys’ Jeans/Pants in Sizes 2T—18. 
Girls’ Jeans/Pants in Sizes 2T---16.
Teen Boys Jeans waist sizes 30—38
Teen Girls Jeans Sizes 0—16
Long sleeve Tops for Boys & Girls, Sizes 2T—18.
     zip-front hoodies especially popular
Adult Size Winter Tops for Teen Girls, Sizes XS—XLarge
Adult Size Winter Tops for Teen Boys, Sizes Small—2X
Boy & Girl Underwear Sizes 2T/3T & 4—16.  Boxer briefs only
     for Boys’ Sizes 6 & up. Men’s Boxer Briefs, Size Small only.

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