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Each year Wildwood partners with other churches and Mission Norman to bring Christmas to those in our community who need some extra support. Again this year Wildwood is coordinating the stocking of the Mission Norman Christmas Shoppe with toys.  Parents screened by Mission Norman will be able to “shop” for free for gifts to give to their children this Christmas. Last year we served over 600 kids!  This is a great opportunity for you and your family to make a difference!

 

What can I donate?


Christmas Gifts

While Christmas is not about the gifts under the tree for us as believers, it is about giving to others and this is one way we can share Christ’s love this Christmas.  It is our desire to provide 3 gifts for each child served by Mission Norman (one stocking stuffer in the price range of $1-$4, one gift in the $5-$15 range and one gift in $16+ range).  Along with the 3 gifts the children will receive a Bible!  Last Christmas season donations from Wildwood and other churches helped over 600 kids receive gifts & Bibles on Christmas! To accomplish this goal, we need you!  The most difficult gifts to stock are the gifts for teenagers, both girls and boys.

There will be gift tags located in the Gathering Hall and the Children’s Building starting in November.  Tags are not required to donate, they just represent the gifts we currently need.  Please return your unwrapped gift(s) by December 3.    The collection boxes will be located in the Gathering Hall and Children’s Building entrances.  We greatly appreciate your donations!  We couldn’t help with this outreach without your help!

Financial Gifts

Your financial gifts can make a difference this Christmas!  It is such a blessing to have some funds to be able to purchase needed gifts.  The teenagers are hard to shop for and in the past we have dipped into this fund to purchase gifts for them.   It also enables us to fill “holes” where needed.  If you don’t enjoy shopping, then giving a financial gift is a great option for your family.  We have shoppers that are ready to shop the sales this Christmas season so the money can go as far as possible.  We can purchase gifts for one child’s Christmas for $40.00.  Any amount is needed and appreciated!  Click the Give Here button below to give online.

MNGive*All financial gifts are tax-deductible.

How can I serve?


Sort, Set Up and Clean Up

We need a large team of people to help prepare for the Christmas Shoppe!  It’s a huge undertaking and we can use your hands.

Below are lists of days we will be sorting donations, setting up and cleaning up the Christmas Shoppe.  If you would like to volunteer to be on the team, (2018 sign up to come) just CLICK HERE to sign up!

Dates below are from 2017.
2018 dates to be announced.

Sorting Dates – come and go

  • November 28 ~ 10 am – 2 pm
  • November 29 ~ 10 am – 2 pm
  • November 30 ~ 9:30 am – 2 pm
  • December 1 ~ 10 am – 2 pm

Set Up Dates – come and go

  • November 26 ~ 3 pm – 5 pm (we will need several trucks this day)
  • December 3 ~ 3 pm – 5:30pm
  • December 4 ~ 10 am – 2 pm

Clean Up

  • December 7 ~ 3:30 pm – 5 pm
  • December 7 ~ 4:30 pm – 6 pm (we will need a couple of trucks this day)

Gifts – Dec. 5, 6, 7

Dates are from 2017.
2018 dates to be announced.

We need a team of people to help parents shop for gifts on December 5, 6, 7. We have 3 shifts available each day and one evening shift December 5. To sign up to join the shopping helpers team (must be 18 or older) just (2018 sign up to come) CLICK HERE.

December 5

  • 8:30 am – 11 am
  • 10:45 am – 1:15 pm
  • 1 pm – 3:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

December 6

  • 8:30 am – 11 am
  • 10:45 am – 1:15 pm
  • 1 pm – 3:30 pm

December 7

  • 8:30 am – 11 am
  • 10:45 am – 1:15 pm
  • 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Click here to view the 2017 Mission Norman information video. 


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