CHRISTMAS STORE 2014

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CHRISTMAS STORE 2014
CHRISTMAS STORE
2014
STORE DATE: SATURDAY, DEC. 13
GIFT DROP-OFF DEADLINE: DEC. 10
The Breakthrough Christmas Store provides families in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood, as well
as Breakthrough’s homeless guests, a dignified way to purchase gifts for their loved ones.
GIFTS TO COLLECT: 5,000 NEIGHBORS SHOPPING: 425 FAMILIES SERVED: 1,000
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
The Breakthrough Christmas Store empowers parents, grandparents and caregivers to be part of the giftgiving process. Through generous donations, those who shop in our store are able to purchase new items at
a discounted rate, or through our “Breakthrough Bucks” program.
Proceeds will benefit Breakthrough programming and will help serve the 2,445 adults, 735 children and
4,083 families impacted by Breakthrough each year.
GIFT WISH LIST
GET INVOLVED
DROP-OFF LOCATION
• Toys, games, Play-Doh sets,
• Organize a gift drive with your
Please deliver unwrapped gifts,
Legos
plus gift-wrapping supplies to:
church or office
• Popular movies (kids and adults) • Gather your church friends,
• Electronics (MP3 players and
iPods)
• Underwear, socks, slippers
• Winter coats
• Sport balls and equipment
• Household supplies
Shop the Amazon wish list at
BREAKTHROUGH.ORG/
AMAZON
groups, office colleagues and
Breakthrough Ministry Center
family to collect gifts.
402 N St. Louis Ave.
• Host a holiday party and have
Chicago, IL 60624
guests bring Wish List gifts
• Plan a shopping trip with your
Drop-off hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
group
Learn more at
BREAKTHROUGH.ORG/
CHRISTMASSTORE
DEADLINE
Wednesday, Dec. 10
CONTACT
For questions and to register your gift drive, email Gretchen Schmidt at [email protected] or call
(773) 346-1705.
www.breakthrough.org
phone (773) 722-1144
fax (773) 722-1434
CHRISTMAS STORE
WISH LIST
STORE DATE: DEC. 13
GIFTS TO COLLECT: 5,000 GIFT DROP-OFF DEADLINE: DEC. 10
NEIGHBORS SHOPPING: 425 FAMILIES SERVED: 1,000
CHILDREN’S ITEMS
• Towel sets
ELECTRONICS
• African American dolls
• Sheet sets & pillows
• Headphones
• Large cosmetology doll heads
• Serving Dishes
• Mp3 players/iPods/CD players
• Sports equipment – indoor
basketball hoops, basketballs,
footballs, soccer balls, etc.
• Vacuum Cleaners
• Digital cameras
• Play-Doh and Lego sets
• Board games, toys and action
figures
• Model cars, planes and trucks
• Children’s DVD movies
• Books (Fourth- to eighth-grade
reading level)
• Arts/craft supply kits
• Blankets
• Make-up kits
WOMEN’S ITEMS
• Batteries
• Male/female watches
• Winter clothing – coats, boots, hats,
• Video games/systems (Rated T, E)
gloves, scarves, long underwear,
socks, pajamas, sweaters, slippers
• Cell phones
• Foot and hand warmers
• DVDs (Rated G, PG, PG-13)
• Make-up sets
• Perfume
• Spa sets
• Candle gift sets
• Blankets
• Magazine subscriptions
• Blue Tooth speakers/ hands-free devices
GIFT CARDS
• Wal-Mart and Target – for Breakthrough
staff to purchase gifts
GIFT-WRAPPING SUPPLIES
• Tape, scissors, gift tags, Sharpies,
ribbons, bows, wrapping paper, gift boxes
• Winter clothing – coats, boots, hats, • Winter clothing – coats, boots, hats, and gift bags
gloves, scarves, long underwear, socks, gloves, scarves, long underwear,
MORE GIFTS
pajamas, sweaters, slippers
socks, pajamas, sweaters, slippers
• Play jewelry
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
• Juicers
• Food Processors
• George Foreman Grills
• Small appliances – blenders,
toasters, coffee makers, etc.
• Dishes, silverware, glasses, trivets
MEN’S ITEMS
• Baseball caps
• Foot and hand warmers
• Cologne
• Electric shavers
• Beard trimmers
• Tool sets
• Magazine subscriptions
www.breakthrough.org
Check out our Amazon Wish List at
breakthrough.org/Amazon
CONTACT
For more information and gift drive
registration, email Gretchen at [email protected]
breakthrough.org or call (773) 346-1705.
DROP-OFF INFORMATION
9 a.m.-9 p.m. @ 402 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
phone (773) 722-1144
fax (773) 722-1434

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