Gifts for Parents

2019 Gifts for Parents provides free gifts for low income children to give to significant adults in their lives. Volunteers help the children choose and wrap presents from among donated items.

This year's event will take place on Saturday,
December 7, 2018, at St Marks United Methodist Church.  The Leadership Team for this event is comprised of volunteers from CRC faith communities. 

All children in the area between 4 and 14 years old are welcome to come and choose gifts.

We need your help with both gifts and volunteers.
Donations should be new or gently used items suitable as a gift for an adult.  We are particularly in need of men’s gifts.

Suggestions for Items to donate:
-caps, scarves & gloves (Please, no size-specific clothing!)

-kitchen gadgets: aprons, cutting boards, potholders, dish towels, utensils, etc.
-Hawkeye items
-jewelry, costume jewelry
-aftershave lotion, perfume, & scented lotions
-decorative soaps or bubble bath
-decorative / scented candles
-unique coffee mugs / cups
-wall art, shelf art, table art
-purses, clutches & wallets
-tree ornaments
-prepaid gas cards & gift cards to local businesses
-car "tools," such as tire gauges, emergency kits, etc.
-Amaryllis bulb
-flashlights (include batteries)
-hand tool sets: screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.
-craft items
-puzzles (unopened)
-decorative key chains

Volunteer opportunities include:
Greeting families
Supervising the gift room
Escorting children to the gift room
Helping wrap gifts
Behind the scenes support work and set-up in on the Thursday & Friday before the event.

Further detailed information will be posted on this site and be distributed to CRC members via our Google Group email.



Posted on 9/17/19