Northpark is excited to team up again this year with the local YMCA for a Christmas Community Outreach project called Presents of Peace.
Presents of Peace is an event that allows families, who have been identified in our community as in need of assistance around the holidays, to come in and shop for items for their kids and loved ones. All items are marked at a 90% discount. Allowing the items to be purchased instead of just being received for free gives the families the dignity that comes with being able to buy and choose those items themselves.
Volunteers the day of the event help families to shop for needed/wanted items, gift wrap them, and then get items to their car. It’s a great experience and an incredible way to give back!
TWO WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
Deadline for donations at Northpark is Wed, Dec 11th. (We are also asking everyone to bring an item or more from the list of things below to the Northpark Christmas Party on Sun, Dec 9th)
A big need is winter clothes for kids ages toddler to teenager:
They are also accepting gifts/toys like:
- art sets
- dolls/action figures/stuffed animals
This year, the Y is providing gift baskets (actually laundry baskets) full of basic household needs to each family that comes through the event, and these items are needed to help fill the baskets:
- Toothpaste (kids & adult)
- Toothbrushes (kids & adult)
- Laundry detergent (liquid)
- Hand Soap (pump)
- Body wash / Bar soap
- Deodorant (men’s and women’s)
- Lysol spray / Lysol Wipes / All Purpose Spray
- Shampoo / Conditioner (all hair types)
On the day of the event (Sun, Dec 16 @ 1-3pm at AE Finley YMCA) volunteers are needed to help with check-in, personal shopping, gift wrapping, carrying items to cars, etc. (They ask that volunteers wear closed toe shoes like facts, boots, or tennis shoes as the event takes place on the basketball court.)
You can sign up to volunteer at the event by visiting the Guest Services table at Northpark on Sunday mornings, or by filling out the form below!
Want to volunteer for the Presents of Peace event at the A.E. Finley YMCA
on Sunday, December 16 from 1:00-3:00pm? Click the button below to RSVP!