Giving Challenge: Week Three
HARTFORD CITY MISSION CHRISTMAS STORE: NEW & UNWRAPPED TOYS
Wondering how you can give more than a toy this season? Through Hartford City Mission (HCM)'s Christmas Store you can give the gift of joy and dignity to the whole family!
So how's it work? You donate new, unwrapped gifts and HCM sets up a huge Christmas store - with a variety of toys - all marked at tag sale prices! Parents have the opportunity to choose gifts their kids will love AND proceeds help subsidize the students' overnight summer camp. Last year, there were 1,500 toys in the Christmas Store, and the store raised $2,000 for overnight camp!
Where: Glory Chapel, 221 Greenfield Street, Hartford
When: Monday-Friday, through December 4th*
*Call Danielle (860.246.0132) to schedule a drop-off time.
The Model: Re-Thinking Christmas Giving
We think the Christmas store model is pretty great, and worth sharing. As HCM will tell you, they borrowed the idea from Bob Lupton at Focused Community Strategies in Atlanta, GA. Check out the video below to learn why - and how - they re-thought Christmas giving.
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