Coachella Valley’s Christmas Store
Coachella Valley's Christmas StoreOur Story: Since 2004, the Coachella Valley Christmas Store has been serving families who do not have the financial means to have Christmas gifts or a special meal for the holidays. Staffed by volunteers from across the valley, the CV Christmas Store is set like a department store. Parents are escorted through the store with their own personal shopper, going from room-to-room to select an age-appropriate gift they think is just right for their child. The gifts are then wrapped and labeled for each child. While this is happening the children are cared for in the children’s area where volunteers have planned Christmas activities. In addition, the families take home a family picture taken that day, a box of food, good wishes and cheer. By approaching the project in this manner, we are able to boost family s e l f - e s t e e m a n d p r o v i d e encouragement from the volunteers with whom they interact. Facts • The average family we serve has four children. • A box of food and a family photo were provided to 1500 families from across the valley. • Last year, over 6,000 children received wrapped Christmas gifts through the CV Christmas Store. • Over 1000 volunteer hours are needed at each location to ensure a successful event. Donating New Toys: Items can be dropped off in designated receptacles at local participating churches and businesses. We are NOT able to accept stuffed animals or opened packages. Thank you for understanding. For large donations and drop-off locations, please call 760.775.6200 Testimonials For Your Encouragement From a Mother of Three: “Thank you for helping my family. Now my children have presents under the tree and food on the table.” From a Volunteer: “The CVCS is such a rewarding volunteer experience. I really enjoy being a part of something that blesses so many people.” Coachella Valley Christmas Store Locations Indio/Coachella December 16th-20th Las Palmas Community Church 47783 Monroe St. Indio, CA 92201 760.775.6200 Palm Springs/Cathedral City December 17th-20th Our Savior’s 1020 E Ramon Rd Palm Springs, CA 92264 760.327.5611 Desert Hot Springs December 16th-20th Grace Church 17400 Bubbling Wells Rd Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241 760.881.4626 If you are interested in either donating your time, gifts or funds please contact The Narrow Door at: http://www.thenarrowdoor.org/ To Volunteer: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/806956784093 If you're interested, or have questions, please feel free to contact us here or call us at 760-775-6200
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