Christmas Store Volunteer and Donation Requests

The Auxiliary sponsored Christmas Store is a special event and BCC looks forward to it every year!  We need much support in order to make it a success.  You can make a difference through your donations and volunteer time.

Donations for the Christmas Stores can be dropped off at any of the four locations: Baltimore, MD, “Falling Waters” in Martinsburg, WV, Charlotte Hall, MD and Denton, MD (physical addresses to each location here)

Volunteer to make a difference

An Auxiliary project held during the holiday season is the Christmas Store for the youth and families served by the Board of Child Care.  This annual event is very popular with the youth as they can shop for holiday gifts for the most important people in their life, whether family members, friends or loved ones, plus families are able to shop for gifts that they might otherwise not be able to afford.  Donations of new and gently used items for the Store are donated throughout the year.  Volunteers are needed to set up the Store and be available to the youth and families to help them with their shopping.  The following dates and times are when we need volunteers to help with the Store.  Please consider helping with this worthwhile project.  Contact Sue Everhart, Auxiliary President, at (301) 514-8730 to volunteer.

Baltimore Campus (3300 Gaither Road, Baltimore, MD 21244) Christmas Store

Set-up of Store:  November 26 and 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Help during the Youth Shopping Times:  November 28, 29, 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Helping during Family Shopping Times:  December 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Help with Dismantling the Store:  December 3 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.

 

Falling Waters Campus (715 Brown Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401) Christmas Store

Set-up of Store:  November 27 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Help during the Youth Shopping Times:  November 28 and 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

 

Donate to make a difference

The Christmas Store stocks new and like new merchandise.  Even though the children may not live with their parents and siblings during the holiday, giving them Christmas gifts is very important to them.  We ask that you donate items that you would give as gifts to your own children or grandchildren.

Please deliver your donations by November 20, 2018.

To coordinate your donation please call ahead. 

Please call either Mrs. Sue Everhart at the Auxiliary Office (410) 922-2100, extension 5473 or Rev. Stacey Nickerson at (443) 845-4388.

Special Notes:

  • Please no sharp objects or aerosol cans.
  • The children do not select Christmas ornaments or decorations so we do not need them at this time.
  • ALWAYS a need for hygiene items!

 Christmas Store Wish List

The following items are needed:

-Toiletries for men & women i.e. shampoo, lotion, deodorant, body wash, toothpaste, lip balm, etc.

-Pots and pans (new)

-Bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels (new)

-New Blankets or small throws

-New Winter accessories: gloves, scarves, hats, socks (all sizes – boys and girls; men and women)

-New hoodies in all sizes (children, youth and adult)

-Board games & card games

-New Baby dolls

-Children’s toys (these can be gently used if in good condition)

-Matchbox or Hot Wheels type cars

-Kitchen utensils and small appliances such as a blender, toaster oven, etc.

-Dishes (preferably non-breakable like Corelle)

-New kitchen towels

-keychains

-new snapback hats

-sports teams items (NFL, MLB, NBA team related – shirts, trinkets, etc.)

-Night lights (the small ones that plug-in)

-books in good condition for children, teenagers and young adults (especially books in Spanish)

 

Donations are needed by November 20, 2018 and can be delivered to one of several locations:

Baltimore, 3300 Gaither Road, Baltimore, MD 21244

West Virginia (“Falling Waters”), 715 Brown Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401

Charlotte Hall (TFC Office), 30049 Business Center Drive, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Denton, 27993 Substation Road, Denton, MD 21629