This store is for families who are screened by staff to “shop” for gifts for their children. Families I have met when I volunteered are very grateful since they are barely able to pay for food and housing and have no budget for gifts.
Suggested Gifts for Children (1-17):
Art and school supplies
Warm Jackets, pajamas, socks
Toys: soccer, basket and footballs, skateboards, dolls, stuffed animals, Legos, blocks etc… Games and puzzles Gift cards for older children (ages 12-17) – $25 for Burgerville, Regal Cinema, Amazon, Target, Old Navy, etc. One family gift like new blankets, towels,
Or donate money through St. Timothy
Snow-Cap: Most needed items;
please bring by December 16th
Any non-perishable items
Canned Fruit, Soups & Veggies
Baby Food- Stage 2
Toys & gifts – especially for older
children and teens (need to be drop
off at SnowCap by December 14th).
Sugar – 1 lb packages
Boxed Dessert Mix
New Socks and Underwear – all sizes
By Sherry Willmschen
The Blue Christmas Service is a special service offered every year in the early afternoon of Christmas Eve. It is not like the traditional candlelight services held in the evenings. The Blue Christmas service acknowledges the complexity of emotions connected to Christmas. Emotions of disappointment, loss, illness, and so much more. The Blue Christmas Service also holds on deeply to the promises of God born into the world as an innocent baby to be with us always. Please join us for a special Christmas service this year. All are welcome and all will come away deeply moved and thankful for attending the service.
Thank you again for the wonderful coats donated during our September 5th Sunday donation. Through your generous donations we were able to bless Bloomin’ Boutique, SnowCap, and Human Solutions Holiday Store with coats for children of all ages. Pastor Jen and Toby had the great honor of delivering roughly 20 coats to Bloomin’ Boutique, a non-profit serving Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. It was amazing to hear the ministry happening through this non-profit and the enthusiasm of the director. Children of all ages come with an adult advocate and they are able to select the toiletries and clothing that they need. Your generous donations will make a positive difference in the lives of children throughout our region.