Christmas is five months away. We know there are parents in our community who have already thought about the distant holiday and wondered how they will create a special memory for their kids. That’s one of the reasons we do Pride for Parents each year. We want our neighbors to experience the joy and generosity of the season that celebrates Christ’s birth. We don’t want them to feel inadequate or like someone else’s charity case.
Pride for Parents began with one simple belief that families would prefer to provide for themselves at Christmas than receive a handout. To come alongside families with limited means, we collect donated, new toys each year and sell them at greatly reduced prices.
Our Christmas toy store allows parents the wonderful opportunity to select and purchase gifts for those on their lists. We are constantly amazed by the generosity we witness in shoppers who delight in finding that perfect gift for a niece or grandson or child. The proceeds from toy sales support year-round jobs in our grocery store and coffee shop.
We couldn’t host Pride for Parents without the generous support of individuals and groups who joyfully gather toys and gift cards to make available for families each Christmas. Our biggest need is toys, and we would love for your business, church, or organization to host a toy drive this year. Believe it or not, now is the time to start planning! Visit our Pride for Parents page for more information or contact Katie Delp. Thank you for supporting Pride for Parents!