Our annual Christmas Store will look a little different this year. FTN will safely distribute Christmas gifts to refugee families in December, drive-through style. We hope to share tangibly the love of Christ with them this Christmas by providing for basic needs and by gifting each child with a toy. It is our goal to collect Christmas gifts for 2,000 children. We are aiming to provide each child who is a part of our ministry with a coat, a pair of shoes, and one toy. This has been a particularly challenging year for all of us and many refugee families in Dallas, who already live with very little financial margin, have suffered financial instability because of the disruption of COVID-19. Children will be particularly encouraged by Christmas gifts this year.
There are two ways that you can help:
1. Give. We need to collect 2,000 children’s coats, 2,000 pairs of shoes, and 2,000 toys. You can either collect these items at church and bring them to FTN by November 13th, or purchase from our FTN Amazon wishlist (which will send directly to FTN) by November 13th. We are in need of the following:• a variety of coats sizes 3T to adult medium• a variety of closed-toed shoes child size 10 to adult size 8• a variety of toys in the $5.00-$40.00 range that are appropriate for toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and tweens
2. Volunteer. If you’re local, we need help with gift wrapping and packing family Christmas bags on November 14th or December 5th. Volunteers will be required to wear masks the entire time they are at the FTN facility and will be appropriately socially distanced.