Family Promise Christmas Store
Cornerstone is hosting a Christmas Store for those in the Family Promise program to come and enjoy a meal, to have their kids do fun kids’ activities, and shop for Christmas presents for their kids at drastically reduced prices! This increases dignity for the parents, knowing they’ve been able to choose and provide gifts for their kids!
The event will be on Friday, December 9 in the evening at the Heritage Hill Campus. Volunteers are needed on Thursday for set-up and Friday to interact with families, help them shop, etc. There are several short-term shifts available!
What is the event?
An event for families who have been working with Family Promise of GR this past year, to come enjoy a meal, have their kids do fun kids’ activities and shop for Christmas Presents for their kids at drastically reduced prices! (Like $3 for a brand new bike!) This increases dignity for the parents, knowing they’ve been able to choose and provide gifts for their kids!
Who is the event for?
Family Promise invites about 100 families who they know and have worked with this past year, to come to the Christmas Store. It’s families who have experienced homelessness this past calendar year. Each family is invited for a specific shopping time slot where they will get to shop, and they can eat before/after they shop. Their kids will get to do kids’ activities while mom/day shop!
How long have we been hosting this event?
Since 2013, the very first year we were at our Heritage Hill location! In 2020 & 2021, we had to scale the event way down, to only being the store and Family Promise Staff. It was good, but it wasn’t as great as it has been or could be! This year, we’re super excited to utilize our renovated spaces and bring back the meal and kids’ activities! We can only offer those things, if you’re willing to help make it happen!