Christmas Store

 

Each year at Christmas, the Board of Child Care Auxiliary sets up a Christmas Store for the children served by the Board of Child Care.   The store stocks new and like new merchandise so each child has an opportunity to select Christmas gifts for the important people in their life.  Even though the children may not live with their parents and siblings during the holiday, giving them Christmas gifts is very important to them.

If you would like to volunteer at any of the events, donate any requested items, or have questions, please contact Sue Everhart, Auxiliary President by phone at 301-514-8730 or everhartsuzanne@gmail.com 

2019 Donation Drop Off Information

For this we truly thank you all for your thoughtfulness in helping the Auxiliary stock wonderful stores for the youth to enjoy at the Baltimore, West Virginia and Mechanicsburg campuses.

Please call head to the location you wish to drop off your donations at.  Donations are accepted during regular working hours at the three locations listed below only.  NOT ALL BCC LOCATIONS are able to accept donations for the Christmas stores.

Baltimore, Maryland Campus
Stop by the Administration Building between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday.

Falling Waters, WV Campus
Please leave your donations at the Administration Building between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Mechanicsburg, PA Campus (UMHC)
Please leave your donations at the Administration Building between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

For information on volunteering at the Christmas stores please contact the Auxiliary office at 410-922-2100, extension 5473, or contact Sue Everhart at 301-514-8730 and everhartsuzanne@gmail.com.

2019 Christmas Store Schedule

The following locations and hours need many hands for the various tasks involved. Shopping with the youth is generally between their school dismissal and dinner. The Auxiliary invites you to volunteer your time with us to experience this very popular event held for the youth and families we serve.

Drop in volunteers are generally not allowed.  Please RSVP! Contact the Auxiliary office at 410-922-2100, extension 5473, or  everhartsuzanne@gmail.com to add your name and the time you are able to help.

Baltimore, Maryland Campus – Welcome Center, 1st Floor

Dates and volunteer hours: December 2, Set up, 9 am to 4 pm
December 3, Set up, gift bag assembly, 9 am to 4 pm
December 4, Youth shopping, 2 pm to 6 pm
December 5, Youth shopping, 2 pm to 6 pm
December 6, Youth shopping, 9 am to 6 pm
December 7, Families have a social event and Family shopping
December 9, Staff shopping, cleanup begins, 9 am to 4 pm
December 10, balance of cleanup, 9 am to 4 pm

Falling Waters, WV Campus – Chapel

Dates and volunteer hours: December 9, Set up and Youth shopping, 10 am to 6 pm
December 10, Youth shopping 2 pm to 6 pm
December 11, Cleanup 12 noon 5 pm

Mechancisburg, PA Campus (UMHC) – Recreation Hall

Date and Volunteer hours: December 11, Set up 10:00 am
December 11, Store 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING

Assist BCC staff by receiving, sorting, and wrapping the Christmas gifts for the kids in care.  The children have already filled out wish lists and generally we’ve matched them with a sponsor.  So we don’t need ad hoc Christmas gifts per se, but please email Sue Everhart if you have any questions.  everhartsuzanne@gmail.com 

Baltimore, Maryland Campus – Welcome Center

Dates and volunteer hours: December 17, 9 am to 3:00 pm
December 18, 9 am to 3:00 pm

Mechancisburg, PA Campus (UMHC)
**Ability to climb stairs to the sorting area required / no elevator

Dates and volunteer hours: December 2, throughout the day
December 9, throughout the day

Items Needed for the Christmas Stores

We ask that you donate items that you would give as gifts to your own children or grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas shopping for his CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), his biggest advocate, who visits him on weekends and for family engagement events. He says “It’s really nice to have someone there during the holidays.” Click here for more pictures of our Christmas store in action

 

Needed Donations for Christmas Store

  • Toiletries for men & women i.e. shampoo, lotion, deodorant, body wash, toothpaste, lip balm, etc.
  • Plug-in nightlights
  • New Blankets (cuddly, soft, lap blankets)
  • New Winter accessories: gloves, scarves, hats
  • Socks (all sizes – boys and girls; men and women) and boxer shorts
  • New Teen apparel: yoga pants or sweatpants
  • New hoodies in all sizes
  • Board & card games new or gently used
  • Sports Equipment:  soccer balls, football, basketball, frisbees, wiffle ball bats
  • Fidget spinners
  • Movies / DVD’s (Must be rated PG13 or TV-14 / appropriate for all audiences)
  • New baby dolls and stuffed animals
  • Children’s toys, LEGOS, puzzles, coloring books
  • Alarm clocks and/or small radios
  • Stocking stuffers, small useable age-appropriate items
  • Pots and pans
  • Kitchen utensils and small appliances in good working condition (toaster oven, blender, etc.)
  • Dishes (preferably non-breakable like Corelle)
  • New towels (bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths)
  • New kitchen towels
  • New bed sheets
  • Jewelry
  • Batteries; AAA, AA, C & D

Special Notes:

  • No sharp objects, swiss-army type pocket knives, or aerosol cans.
  • The kids do not select Christmas ornaments or decorations from the store so we do not need them at this time.

 

If you would like to volunteer at any of the events, donate any requested items, or have questions, please contact Sue Everhart, Auxiliary President by phone at 301-514-8730 or everhartsuzanne@gmail.com