It’s 90-plus degrees outside – time to start thinking about Coats, Thanksgiving and Christmas Shoppes

Last year during our Thanksgiving and Xmas Shoppes, our Church provided 120 food baskets to area families, X-mas toys and clothing to over 100 children and coats or blankets to an additional 100 children or elderly individuals.

This year, due to increasing and ongoing needs, we will provide 3 events for referred individuals and families:

  • September 19th: Coat and outerwear Drive-thru
  • November 21st: Thanksgiving Food Basket and supplies Drive-thru
  • December 17th: Christmas Shoppe Event

To donate directly to this effort, choose the line marked “Cmas & Thanksgiving Shoppe.”

Because of the great need and significant response, we are not able to accept walk-ins. We coordinate all participants via these referral agencies, plus the United Way:

MIST
United Way
Oak Ridge Schools
Oak Ridge Pre-Schools
Clinton Schools
Nurture the Next
TORCH

Please do not bring any contributions
to the church at this time.

We will update scheduled drop-off dates in the future

Let us know if you would be interested in donating bulk supplies/items, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorants, regular-size shampoos, etc. Please: no travel size or used donations.

Coat and Outerwear Drive Thru

Monday, September 19th

  • Requested coats or outerwear will be available on sign-up genius on September 2. Please check back here for the link.
  • We will be collecting gloves/mittens ranging in sizes from toddler to adult
  • Can you, your small group, help with organizing and checking in donated coats?
  • We need an individual to enter data into Sign-up genius as referrals come in. This can be done from home but must be done on a timely basis and updated frequently.

Thanksgiving Food and Supply Basket Drive Thru

Monday, November, 21

  • We will utilize monetary donations to buy all items for 60 Food and supply baskets.
  • New, family board or card games are also requested.
  • Thanksgiving/Fall-themed napkins

Christmas Shoppe

Saturday, Dec. 17th

  • Requested toys/clothes will be available via Sign-Up genius closer to the distribution date. Please check back here for the date and link.
  • Gift cards to local eateries in the amount of $10.00-$15.00 dollars are requested.
  • New or like-new Christmas Wrapping Paper, Bows, and Bags
  • New stuffed animals
  • New or like-new books for all ages
  • Small items ($5.00-$10.00) for Children’s shop- unwrapped- this is where Children will shop for their caretaker: perfumes, cologne, tools, tape measures, etc.
  • Winter/X-mas themed napkins
  • New socks and underwear- child to adult sizes- including XL and XXL
  • New outdoor toys, balls, bubbles, frisbees- all ages
  • New crafts kits, crayons, colored pencils, papers
  • New blankets

*We have over 200 pieces of jewelry donated at this time; please consider contributing other items.

Whom do I contact?