Madisonville Christmas Store
On December 3, New City is teaming up with New Life Temple, a long-established church in Madisonville, to provide a Christmas Store for 10-15 need-qualified families in the community. It's not a giveaway. Parents pre-pay $7 per child for the opportunity to shop and select one age-appropriate clothing item and one toy/game for each child. These items will be provided by volunteers who commit to buy them ahead of time to stock the Christmas store. The store will be set up so that parents have options in choosing presents, and then get to wrap their presents before they leave. It's thrilling to be able to aid parents and grandparents in providing Christmas presents for their children.
Our planting church, North Cincinnati, has been doing a store like this on the north side of town for several years. We're excited to bring it to Madisonville.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?? We will need plenty of volunteers on the days leading up to and on the day of the event itself, but for right now, there are two 2 commitments we would like you to consider making:
1) Put Saturday, Dec, 3 on your calendar. Click here to sign up to serve at the store. Pray that God would bless our partnership with New Life Temple and the families we will serve.
2) If your budget allows, please consider purchasing a gift for the store ($15-30 ). Click here for a Shopping Guide. Please return all unwrapped gifts to New City by Sunday, Nov 27.
We will have more details in the weeks ahead, including ways you can volunteer. If you have questions, please contact Meg Dupee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Abby Thistleton (email@example.com). Thank you, and here's to a great Christmas Store!