People of all ages are welcome to help out!

The 2016 Christmas Shop – Share the Joy of the Season! City Mission’s Christmas Shop once again celebrates its partnership with local churches, businesses and individuals who give gifts of the heart to help families and children in need. The gifts collected are made available to our Homelessness Prevention participants, benefiting hundreds of families each year.

For decades, the Christmas Shop has served as a catalyst for people of faith to reach out to others. Imagine the Magi coming from the East to a family experiencing homelessness in Bethlehem. While the baby Jesus lay in a manger, he was presented with gifts fit for a king. We believe that all of God’s children deserve respect, love, and a gift to call their own this Christmas season. Through your help and support, the Christmas Shop brings hope and joy to those most in need during the holiday season.

How You Can Help

Donate Gifts

We provide gifts for people of all different ages, from young to old. While some of us like to joke about getting socks in our stockings, even these seemingly small items can make a world of difference in someone’s Christmas. We accept a range of gifts, including:

  • Winter coats, sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Hats, mittens, gloves and scarves
  • Socks and underwear
  • Blankets and backpacks
  • Toys, books, and games for all ages
  • Gift cards from Target, Walgreens, Marshalls, CVS, Kohls or other merchants

Volunteer

Once we receive the donations, we need to make sure they get to the right place!
Volunteers are needed to help receive donations, organize, pack, and sort gifts. The Christmas shop is open for volunteers to come help us on three Sunday afternoons in December. Please email Katie at komberg@citymissionboston.org to find out more and get your church group, family or team signed up to help today!

Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (This shift is now filled, thanks for volunteering!)
Sunday, Dec. 18 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Host a Christmas Shop Donation Drive at your Church

By organizing your church community, you can help many more people in need. We have a number of flyers and bulletin inserts available for you to use in your worship materials and newsletters. Click on the links below to download and print out!