We are doing a Secret Santa Donation Drive so that on Saturday, 12/7/13, City Team will be able to open its doors for the first ever Secret Santa Shop. This event is the brainchild of Sherry Hall, a City Team volunteer, with a servants heart for the people in the community City Team serves.
City Team is located at 634 Sproul Street, Chester Pa. This dynamic ministry serves low income families and those in need in the Delaware Valley. A food pantry, drug & alcohol recovery program, safe shelter, hot meals and formula/diaper gift are just a few of the services City Team offers to the community.
Ms. Hall is a loyal volunteer at City Team as well as a local church liaison heading up food donations for the ministry. She developed the idea of the Secret Santa Shop so that children can, possibly for the first time, give their parent(s) a gift this Holiday. City Team helps provide parents with children’s gifts, but the children can’t afford to get a gift for their parent. This Secret Santa Shop offers the children a way to give back and learn the meaning of the holidays.
On December 7, 2013 close to 400+ gifts will be neatly arranged in the Secret Santa Shop and children will be welcomed in from the cold to ‘shop’ for free for their parent(s). Volunteers will be helping the children pick the perfect gift and then take their gift to the gift wrap station. Each gift will be gift wrapped by a volunteer and the children will be taken to a refreshment area where they can enjoy cookies and juice in a festive environment. The RSVP list for this fun afternoon is showing 300-400 children will be shopping for a free gift that day. Due to the overwhelming positive response from the community, City Team needs your help.
Please consider helping this event be a huge success and donating gifts and/or a few hours of your time that day. Below is a detailed list of the gifts that are needed as well as a list of other ways you might be able to help. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you, your business or organization is able to help. Every little bit will help! Donations requested by 11/17….all donations must be definitely in by 11/24.
Gifts for shopping table: (gift size no bigger than a sheet of Xerox paper) New Gloves New Nail Polish Sets New Scarves (winter or fashion) New Pretty Soaps New Socks New Hats (winter or fashion) New Hair Accessories Costume Jewelry New Lotions, Perfumes, Powders Candy
Giftwrap Station: Christmas Themed Wrapping Paper Scotch Tape Small cardboard jewelry boxes Christmas Themed Gift Bags (small to med size)
Staff Volunteers (Sat 12/7 12-4pm) Adult Volunteers to help with the gift wrap station, secret Santa Shop & refreshment area
City Team can provide donation letter for tax purposes
Please contact email@example.com to arrange pick-up of your donations. Thank you!