Cass_Christmas_Store_2009 by wuzhenguang

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									    DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to support the Cass Christmas Store
    where we anticipate providing gifts for 250 children this Christmas!

WHO?         ◆   Children who range from newborn to eighteen years of age
             ◆   Generally homeless men and women utilizing Cass emergency and
                 residential programs.
WHY?        ◆     Provide parents with choices of essential and non-essential
                 age-appropriate new gifts for their children

HOW?         ◆   How do we stock the store?            With your help!
Below is a list of the toys and essentials that we hope to offer in the Christmas Store.
Money is always appreciated – and an advantage in that often the agency can negotiate
good deals by purchasing in bulk. To make a cash donation, please make your check
payable to CCSS and write Cass Christmas Store on the memo line.


DONATIONS- Toy Ideas                                            General Guidelines:
Babies: Birth – 12 Months: Stuffed animals, teething toys,      ◆Do not wrap presents. With the wrapping
rattles, first blocks, crib toys, mobiles, books for babies     supplies provided, parents will be able to
                                                                wrap the gifts for their children.
12 Months – 24 Months: Infant swings, play mats, push
toys, storybooks, Pack & Plays                                  ◆Consider purchasing essentials:
                                                                Undergarments, socks, sweatshirts / sweat
2-4 Years: Dolls/dollhouse, dish sets, See ‘n Say, cars,
                                                                pans, etc.
play tool kits, tricycles / scooters, Play Dough, books,
blocks, DUPLO blocks                                            ◆For Christmas, only new items are
                                                                distributed
5-7 Years: Coloring books / crayons, Transformers,
LEGOS, race car tracks, sleds or snow discs, Barbie or          ◆Please avoid battery-operated or
other dolls, cooking sets                                       electronic toys if possible. If you provide
                                                                these gifts, please attach batteries.
8-11 Years: Power Rangers, DVDs, interactive pets,
temporary tattoos, Soccer Boppers, paint-by-number /craft       ◆Please consider purchase for older
kits                                                            children where possible.
12-15 Years: CDs, CD players, purses, balls (basketballs,
footballs, etc.)                                               Deadline to Drop Off Gifts: Friday, Dec. 18.

16-18 Years: CDs, jewelry, stereo, gym bags, pre-paid cell     Gift Drop-Off:   Scott Building**
phones                                                                          11850 Woodrow Wilson
Family Gifts: Arts & crafts supplies, bikes, basketball rim,   **Building open around-the-clock. If you, your
game systems, cameras                                          company, church or group has a large number
                                                               of things, pick-up can be arranged.
 ESSENTIALS NEEDED FOR ALL
 AGES:                                                         Thank you in advance for any
                                                               help you can give. Our wishes to
 Under wear and undershirts, socks, coats,
 snow pants, hats, sweaters/sweatshirts,                       you for a warm and Merry
 sweat-pants, mittens/glove, t-shirts                          Christmas!
  Cass United Methodist Church
                3901 Cass Avenue
              Detroit, MI 48201

Sunday, Dec. 20 (2pm-6pm) – Set up gifts in store
Monday, Dec. 21 (10am-6pm) – Store open
      We’ll need “store clerks to assist shoppers, gift
      wrappers, kitchen elves to prepare food & beverages for
      shoppers, stock clerks, security clerks

TO VOLUNTEER please e-mail CassVolunteers@gmail.com
and indicate your preferred assignment, assignment time, and
contact information (name and phone numbers – cell if you
have one), or call Amy Bouque at 248-649-6301




         Store Items Needed:
          Shopping bags with handles*
          Small boxes*
          Wrapping paper, tape, ribbon, scissors, gift
           tag stickers
          Scissors
         * Our shoppers will be carrying their gifts home
           either by bus or walking.



                    Contact Judy Harnish or
                 Rev. Faith Fowler (313) 883-2277

								
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