Christmas Store @ the CRC

Help us share the joy of Christmas by serving at the Christmas Store where families will purchase new gifts for $1, $3, and $5 taking the stress out of the holiday season.

Why Host a Christmas Store?

Most of the families who will be assisted through the Christmas Store are working people who simply cannot absorb the added expenses of the holiday season. Such families are able to maintain places to live, cars to drive and food on the table if there are no unplanned expenses in their lives-such as cars breaking down or illness.  Although a time of joy and family, the Christmas Season presents such additional expense beyond basic living.

Who can shop a the Christmas Store?

Since this is our first Christmas Store we are limiting who can shop to families who are served by the ministries at the Christian Resource Center and its supporting churches. 

Parents, please bring a flier or brochure from the CRC member ministry you receive assistance from or a bulletin from CRC supporting church you attend. 

These include Reveal Resource Center, Life Bridge Job Corps, CARS, Christian Family Counseling Service, Job Seekers Network, Faith Restoration Home, Austin Pregnancy Resource Center, Christian Compassion Center, Nineveh, Career LIfe Ministry Trade School, Hill Country Bible Church, Austin Christian Fellowship, Bethany United Methodist Church,   Balcones Country Club and Smile Dental Centers in Austin.

What to bring to qualify to shop at the Christmas Store

Parents should bring the following:

1. Birth certificates or school registration papers for each child in the family; 2. A bulletin or flier from the church or business referring them or; 3. A flier or brochure from the ministry that they are served by through the CRC.  

What will happen at the Christmas Store?

Parents will register at the front door and then be paired with a personal shopper who will help them carry the gifts they select for their children. Parents may select up to 3 gifts per child, although this is dependent on the number of toys that are donated. Each gift will be priced at $1, $3, or $5 with bicycles or large items priced at $20.  Once selected and paid for toys can be taken to the wrapping station where parents and volunteers will wrap the gifts.

Activities for the children will be provided outside including games, Santa and a craft project.  Cookies and hot chocolate will be available to add to the festive spirit. Prayer warriors will be available to provide personal support and encouragement for our shoppers.

 Where do the toys come from?

Toys are donated by CRC supporting churches, member ministries and local businesses. New toys for infants to teen-agers are needed.  Donated toys can be dropped off in the gymnasium Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday 10 am to 1 pm or 4 pm to 8 pm.  Donors can stay and help set up the store a while too! We need donations of Christmas wrapping paper and tape as well.

Where will the money gathered from the Store go?

All of the money received through the Christmas Store will go into a benevolence fund that will be used to assist families who apply for rent and utility assistance in 2019.

Who can volunteer at the Christmas Store?

Volunteers of all ages are welcome! A great way for a family to serve together!

LOCATION

Christian Resource Center @ Twin Lakes
1150 South Bell Blvd. Gymnasium
Cedar Park, TX 78613

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Shifts
Toy Donations
Bring new toys or gifts for children infants to teenagers to the Twin Lakes Fellowship gymnasium. Plan on staying a little while to help Santa's Elves price and arrange the gifts if you can.
Santa's Elves
Help sort toys and set up the store. See the schedule of volunteer times. Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday - December 5 - 8. Elves needed 10am - 1 pm and 6- 8 pm to set up and organize the toys. You can work part of the shift or the entire shift. Sunday helpers needed 2 pm to 7 pm.
Community Liason
Help us share the word about the Christmas Store with your church, friends, work or business.
Toy Donations
Bring new toys or gifts for children infants to teenagers to the Twin Lakes Fellowship gymnasium. Plan on staying a little while to help Santa's Elves price and arrange the gifts if you can.
Santa's Elves
Help sort toys and set up the store. See the schedule of volunteer times. Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday - December 5 - 8. Elves needed 10am - 1 pm and 6- 8 pm to set up and organize the toys. You can work part of the shift or the entire shift. Sunday helpers needed 2 pm to 7 pm.
Community Liason
Help us share the word about the Christmas Store with your church, friends, work or business.
Toy Donations
Bring new toys or gifts for children infants to teenagers to the Twin Lakes Fellowship gymnasium. Plan on staying a little while to help Santa's Elves price and arrange the gifts if you can.
Santa's Elves
Help sort toys and set up the store. See the schedule of volunteer times. Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday - December 5 - 8. Elves needed 10am - 1 pm and 6- 8 pm to set up and organize the toys. You can work part of the shift or the entire shift. Sunday helpers needed 2 pm to 7 pm.
Community Liason
Help us share the word about the Christmas Store with your church, friends, work or business.
Toy Donations
Bring new toys or gifts for children infants to teenagers to the Twin Lakes Fellowship gymnasium. Plan on staying a little while to help Santa's Elves price and arrange the gifts if you can.
Santa's Elves
Help sort toys and set up the store. See the schedule of volunteer times. Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday - December 5 - 8. Elves needed 10am - 1 pm and 6- 8 pm to set up and organize the toys. You can work part of the shift or the entire shift. Sunday helpers needed 2 pm to 7 pm.
Community Liason
Help us share the word about the Christmas Store with your church, friends, work or business.
Toy Donations
Bring new toys or gifts for children infants to teenagers to the Twin Lakes Fellowship gymnasium. Plan on staying a little while to help Santa's Elves price and arrange the gifts if you can.
Santa's Elves
Help sort toys and set up the store. See the schedule of volunteer times. Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday - December 5 - 8. Elves needed 10am - 1 pm and 6- 8 pm to set up and organize the toys. You can work part of the shift or the entire shift. Sunday helpers needed 2 pm to 7 pm.
Community Liason
Help us share the word about the Christmas Store with your church, friends, work or business.
Toy Donations
Bring new toys or gifts for children infants to teenagers to the Twin Lakes Fellowship gymnasium. Plan on staying a little while to help Santa's Elves price and arrange the gifts if you can.
Santa's Elves
Help sort toys and set up the store. See the schedule of volunteer times. Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday - December 5 - 8. Elves needed 10am - 1 pm and 6- 8 pm to set up and organize the toys. You can work part of the shift or the entire shift. Sunday helpers needed 2 pm to 7 pm.
Community Liason
Help us share the word about the Christmas Store with your church, friends, work or business.
Toy Donations
Bring new toys or gifts for children infants to teenagers to the Twin Lakes Fellowship gymnasium. Plan on staying a little while to help Santa's Elves price and arrange the gifts if you can.
Santa's Elves
Help sort toys and set up the store. See the schedule of volunteer times. Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday - December 5 - 8. Elves needed 10am - 1 pm and 6- 8 pm to set up and organize the toys. You can work part of the shift or the entire shift. Sunday helpers needed 2 pm to 7 pm.
Community Liason
Help us share the word about the Christmas Store with your church, friends, work or business.
Toy Donations
Bring new toys or gifts for children infants to teenagers to the Twin Lakes Fellowship gymnasium. Plan on staying a little while to help Santa's Elves price and arrange the gifts if you can.
Snack volunteers
Set up and serve cookies and hot chocolate to add to the festive flair.
Children's activity helpers
Play fun games, help with a craft and generally have fun with the kids outside while parents shop!
Gift wrapper
Help parents wrap the gifts to take home ready to be put under the tree.
Cashiers
Collect money for payment of the toys.
Prayer Warrior
Volunteers who love to pray with others are needed to man the prayer table and walk around inviting participants to lift their needs to the Father.
Shopper Elf
Assist parents as they shop by carrying gifts and guiding them to the correct section of the store based on age and gender of the gifts.
Santa's Elves
Help sort toys and set up the store. See the schedule of volunteer times. Wed, Thurs, Friday and Saturday - December 5 - 8. Elves needed 10am - 1 pm and 6- 8 pm to set up and organize the toys. You can work part of the shift or the entire shift. Sunday helpers needed 2 pm to 7 pm.
Community Liason
Help us share the word about the Christmas Store with your church, friends, work or business.

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