It’s Christmas Store season again at BHITC!
It’s been a hard year for all of us, and many urban families have been especially impacted by loss of employment and other resources. The light of Christmas is so needed this year, and you can help show the hope of the season to many who have little or nothing extra to give this year.
BHITC again partners with Scranton Road Bible Church to serve families connected to both parties in the Clark-Fulton and Stockyards neighborhoods – which BHITC has targeted for its housing and community development efforts. The 2020 Christmas Store is expected to serve approximately 200 kids in the neighborhoods. Gift wrapping will also be available so parents will leave completely ready for Christmas morning with their families!
The event has been extended across two days to allow for more space between the shopping stations and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Friday, December 4
Saturday, December 5
Thanks to you, parents will be able to afford brand-new gifts at a fraction of the retail cost at our store! Families BHITC serves through tutoring, urban church plants and other ministry areas will be invited to shop at the store.
You can make a difference in the lives of urban families by:
- Donating new toys. You can also shop the Christmas Store’s Amazon wishlist here and ship toys directly to BHITC’s offices. Purchase from our suggested items listed below or any other toy items to help share God’s love and grace with urban families this Christmas: Baseball gloves and bats, basketballs, soccer balls, sports items from Cleveland teams (hats, T-shirts, pennants, etc.), footballs, Barbies, super heroes, Disney princess, StarWars, Imaginext, board games, Lego sets, Transformers, dolls of different ethnicities, iPhone accessories, lip balm, fun socks, nail polish, and more. Note: Please refrain from purchasing toy guns or knives.
- Organizing a toy drive at your church or workplace. Call us or email Lauren Peticca at firstname.lastname@example.org for resources or assistance!
- Volunteer to spread some Christmas cheer by helping to set up of the store, price toys, work the store and tear it down (several opportunities the week of 11/29 for set up and on 12/4-12/5 to run the store and tear it down). Visit the sign-up link here to grab your spot! Contact Lauren Peticca with questions at email@example.com.
Toy donations can be dropped off Nov. 2nd to Nov. 27th at Building Hope in the City: 3274 W. 58th St., Cleveland 44102- Monday through Friday, 9a to 4:30p.