Giftmart is back! We’ll have toys on the shelves and volunteers in the halls!
While our 20th Giftmart will look different again this year, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be serving the families of our 10 partner schools in Aurora, Naperville, and Joliet with an in-person, live shopping event on Saturday, December 17. Families will once again see toys on the shelves this year, providing dignity and choice as they support their local community schools through the event proceeds providing funding for library books, computers, and musical instruments.
OUR GOAL > $150,000+
Over 3,500 families in neighborhoods most impacted by the pandemic are being invited to participate in Giftmart this year, requiring us to raise in excess of $150,000 to bless them this Christmas. Your generosity is critical to the success of the Giftmart program, especially this year!
How can I donate?
- Drop off unwrapped toys valued between $10-$25 at any Community Christian Church location through Dec 11. No stuffed animals or board games, please!
How can I help?
Volunteer at one of our Giftmart locations in Aurora, Joliet, or Naperville. All shifts are 7am to Noon and you must be able to serve the entire shift.
Teams available – Spots are limited:
- Shopping team (age 18 and older)
- Check-in Team (age 16 and older)
- Community People Flow team (age 16 and older)
- Cashier Team (age 18 and older and Spanish speaking)
- Photography Team (Must have DSLR camera)
Email Amy Plummer for more info
Thank you to everyone who volunteered or donated toys or money to support our 2021 Annual Giftmart. Because of your generosity, we
- Collected over $100,000 in donations
- Served over 1,000 families from 10 schools in Aurora, Naperville, and Joliet
- Raised over $10,000 to donate to our partner schools
- Helped parents and communities most impacted by COVID provide Christmas gifts and food for their families and also bless their local school.
Since 2003 your sponsorship of Giftmart has helped families, schools, and under-resourced communities infusing more than $230,000 into the local school.