Preparations for 2022 Thanksgiving and Christmas Shoppe Events are in progress!

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

This year, because of increasing and ongoing needs, we will provide three events for referred individuals and families:

  • September 19th: Coat and Outerwear Event- completed!
  • November 21st: Thanksgiving Food Basket and supplies 
  • December 17th: Christmas Shoppe

To donate directly to these efforts, choose the line marked “Coats, Cmas & Thanksgiving Shoppe.” If you prefer checks, make them payable to FUMCOR and mark in the comment line: SHOPPES.

Thanksgiving Food and Supply Basket 

Now Accepting in the Church Office:

  • Donations of new family board or card games 
  • Donations of Thanksgiving/Fall-themed napkins 
  • 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.
  • Food and other basket supplies will be purchased from donated funds (see above financial link). Please give generously.

Christmas Shoppe

  • The list of requested toys/clothes for each individual child can be found here. The suggested spend or donation amount per child is $75.00-$100.00

Now Accepting in the Church Office:

  • Gift Cards to local eateries- for HS teenager stocking stuffers
  • New or like new Winter Holiday wrapping paper, bows and bags
  • New or like new stuffed animals
  • New or like new books- 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.  *We have over 200 pieces of jewelry donated at this time; please consider contributing other items.
  • Winter/Christmas 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 Celebrate a Successful Coat Distribution! 

Thank you to all the church and community members who provided over 85 coats to children and adults in our community! The joyful distribution took place on Monday, September 19. Volunteers greeted parents in the Welcome Center and allowed them to pick out the perfect scarf or pair of gloves for themselves and their kids. One sweet child was so excited that she left wearing her matching coat, mittens, and gloves in 80-degree weather! 

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

  • Anderson County Preschool
  • Blossom
  • Nurture the Next
  • Oak Ridge Schools
  • United Way of Anderson County

Whom do I contact?