The Christmas Store

2020 Dates: Dec. 14 and 15

Giving is one of the joys of Christmas. For parents, it is often a special gift to be able to surprise and delight your children. For parents struggling to make ends meet, though, Christmas can be a season of stress, disappointment, and embarrassment. 
The hope of The Christmas Store is to provide toys for kids in need each Christmas,
but with the added gift of dignity for parents. 

Donations Due by December 10 

Donate

Our team spends a lot of time keeping an ear out for the most exciting toys in our neighborhood! With this insider info, we’ve put together a list of some of the hottest toys we’d love to see line the shelves of our store. A great option for when you’re shopping for your own loved ones from home!
Our linked registries make it easy for you by shipping gifts directly to our Christmas Store!  
We also welcome holiday gift wrapping items (these can be dropped off any Sunday at both locations). Due to COVID restricted hours, please call the church office (434-845-6023) before dropping off items. 

Shop

Are you a parent or guardian who is interested in shopping at The Christmas Store? Fill this out, and our team will be in touch to get you registered:

Volunteer

Serving is a tangible way to share God’s love with our immediate community. Volunteers will not only help organize and run the store, they will also work closely with our participating families and build relationships that we pray will continue well beyond the Christmas season.
Join us in spreading joy by volunteering to set up for the event, care for children, be a personal shopper or gift wrapper, pray with one another, or bring some yummy treats to share!
Fill out the form below to volunteer.

Volunteer! Fill out this form to get started:



The Heart of The Christmas Store

Learn more about our story

The GCC Christmas Store started in 2018 with one simple belief—families would prefer to provide for themselves at Christmas rather than receive a hand out. The Christmas Store is modeled after Pride for Parentsa program in South Atlanta designed to provide the families in their neighborhood the opportunity to shop for their children at a greatly reduced cost.

Through the generous support of our church family and individuals in our city, GCC will set up a ‘toy store’ at our Rivermont location for two days during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Families from our College Hill and Rivermont communities can affordably shop for brand new, popular toys for their children.  This is a win-win! Purchasing affordable gifts honors parents and grandparents, while proceeds from the store are designated to The Connecting Point and other local outreach opportunities which help families throughout the year who need care and assistance.
The GCC Christmas Store is a unique giving opportunity at Christmastime because it provides three gifts in one:

1. The gift of a toy at Christmas for a child.
2. The gift of dignity and pride for the parents who are able to provide for their families.
3. The gift of giving back to our community throughout the year.

Need is everywhere, and every single one of us has needs: needs for relationships, material items, emotional well-being, etc. The Christmas Store allows everyone involved to build relationships with one another in a way that points us all to the only One who can meet every need we face. Join us this year in spreading joy, generosity,  and the Gospel with those around us!