by Katie Delp
Even if you’re a person who refuses to listen to “O Holy Night” one day before November 27, you can’t help but notice that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. In Atlanta, that rarely means snow, but it does mean giant yard inflatables surrounded by wet leaves.
At FCS, we must admit we’re already preparing for Christmas. Our annual Pride for Parents neighborhood store is an exciting time around here, and we’ve already started making plans! We’d love for you to join in the joy of the season by being a part of our Pride for Parents campaign. Here are 5 ways you can get involved:
#1 Shop ‘til you drop.
Actually, no dropping is required. We’ve made shopping easy with a handy Amazon Wish List of some of our most requested toys. We’d love for you to select and purchase a gift for a child in our neighborhood this year!
#2 Come and volunteer.
We can always use volunteers to help set up the store, decorate, price items, gift wrap, and more. If you or your church group is interested in volunteering, please reach out to Katie Delp (katie[at]fcsministries[dot]org).
#3 Host a toy party!
Already planning a small group Christmas gathering or a neighborhood party? Why not ask guests to bring an unwrapped toy instead of a hostess gift or Secret Santa exchange? You can donate the gifts to Pride for Parents. We’d love to help you plan a toy drive for your church or organization as well!
#4 Donate to the cause.
We rely on generous donations to help cover all the costs of running our Christmas Store. Thank you for giving to support our staff and neighbors this Christmas. You can donate here.
#5 Share about Pride for Parents.
We’d love for you to invite others to participate in Pride for Parents, too! Consider sharing our Amazon Wish List on Facebook or passing along our information to a few friends you know would love to participate in a different type of Christmas gift drive this year.
Thank you so much to all who support our Pride for Parents program. We can’t do it without you, and we’re so excited for another year of supporting parents who want to buy gifts for their kids this Christmas. For more details about getting involved, take a look at our Action Kit.
Alright, back to your previously scheduled Thanksgiving programming!