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The Carberry Children’s Christmas Store 2016

posted Nov 28, 2016, 8:33 AM by Kathy Carr
For the past few years with the assistance of the churches, volunteers and the Drop-In Centre, Carberry has offered a Children’s Christmas Store.
The premise behind the store is to allow those children and youth in our area, who might otherwise be unable to afford to purchase Christmas gifts for their family, to do so.
The store functions this way: People donate new or VERY gently used items for children and adults. Examples could be toys, books, toiletries, mitts, perfume, slippers, puzzles, chocolates, games, jewellery, men’s gift items etc. These items are collected and then on the appointed days, the children and youth (13 and under) may come and purchase gifts for their siblings and parents from donated items. Children are limited to the number of gifts they may purchase to allow everyone to purchase that special something. On the second day they are invited back to finish their shopping if they have more to buy for. A nominal fee will be charged per gift.
The children and youth will shop in their own, (parents will be asked to wait in the waiting area). There will be volunteers on hand to assist the children. Access to the Christmas Store is left to the individual family’s discretion. We would also like to invite parents to shop on Saturday as well. Unsold gifts will be donated to our local Christmas Cheer Board, Samaritan House or the Brandon’s Women Shel­ter.
This year the Christmas Store will be collecting gifts from most of the area churches, as well as drop off locations around town including: Reilly’s Home Hardware, The Credit Union, Carberry Col­legiate, the Drop-In Centre, Falk Pharmacy and HMS.
We will also accept money towards gifts purchased from our local merchants. Cheques can be made out to the Carberry United Church attn: Christmas Store.
The location of the Christmas Store this year is the Drop-In Centre. The dates of the Store run on Friday, December 9th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
For more information call 204-834-2268 for Leslie Smart or 204-834-3087 for Laural White.
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