Christmas Toy Store and Food Basket Promises Joyful Holiday Memories for All
Christmas memories might involve a host of things–treasured time with family and friends, stories of Christ’s birth, tinsel and garland, ornaments and holiday decor. But to be sure, what every child looks forward to are, you guessed it, the presents.
Unfortunately, not every family is able to provide Christmas presents for their children. Nor is a luscious Christmas dinner on the agenda. Parents feel guilty. Children feel disappointed. And another Christmas has come and gone.
Toys for Kids! And Christmas Food Baskets Too
But we at Flat River Outreach Ministries demonstrate compassionate love toward those in need. Every December, FROM hosts a Christmas Toy Store and Food Basket to help bring Christmas to families that otherwise might not be able to celebrate the season’s bounty and blessings. From Legos, dolls, rattles, and princess costumes to turkeys, stuffing, potatoes, and pies, families leave with arms full of goodies that will delight.
The Christmas Toy Store and Food Basket is available to those living in the Lowell Area School District and are in need of food and/or assistance in providing Christmas gifts to their children.
2019 Christmas Toy Store and Food Basket Details:
- Signups will begin on November 4, 2019 in the Food Pantry and will take place until December 10 during regular Food Pantry hours.
- Donations of food, gift cards, toys and financial gifts will be will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. December 10, 2019 at the following locations
- Alto Library
- Arrow Vet
- Eye Care One
- Englehardt Library
- Fifth Third Bank
- FROM Main Office
- Goodrich Theater
- Grand River Vet
- Hulst Jepsen
- Huntington Bank
- Jultara Salon
- Lowell City Hall
- Mercantile Bank
- Portland Federal Credit Union
- Red Barn
- Springrove Variety
- Sweet Seasons
- Sample donation ideas include: toys, $10 gift cards, tech and teen toys, bibles and books. Click on our Amazon wish list for more gift ideas.
- Christmas Toy Store and Food Basket will take place on December 14, 2019
Please note, this year any gift donations not chosen by families will be sold in Treasures Thrift Shop with proceeds used to help support our neighbors in need year- round with programs like our Food Pantry, Kid’s Lunch Buddies, Neighbor to Neighbor weatherization, and more.