Christmas Blessing 2012 was a great success!! We served over 800 kids, and each one received a gift and was able to hear the gospel message. It was an awesome day full of holiday spirit and love- thank you to everyone who gave to make that day possible!! We can’t do it without YOU!
For the past 13 years City of Refuge has held a giant Christmas Blessing for the kids in our neighborhood!! We are able to bless close to 1,000 children with presents. For many of the kids, this is the only gift they will receive this Christmas.
We never tell any kids when the Blessing will be, but when they see us pulling out our Christmas trees, hanging lights and blasting Christmas carols they know what to do! Children begin to line up around 8:30 a.m., and we make sure they have a great time while waiting for their present. We give out hot chocolate and cookies, and we have crafts, coloring, balloon animals and face painting all happening on the line. When it is their turn, they enter our Winter Wonderland Warehouse, listen to a Christmas story and then receive their gift! All a kid has to do is show up and wait in line, no sign-ups are necessary.
We always need help to make our Christmas Blessing happen. We are looking for new, unwrapped toys for children ages infant to 17. Gifts can be between $7 to $10 dollars. We ask that all gifts be given before Wedensday, December 12th. However, if we will never turn down gifts, even if it is after the 12th!
The Christmas Blessing will be held at the City of Refuge Warehouse on December 15th. If you would like to give presents, help out with wrapping or participate at the give-away, please contact us for more information. Monetary donations are also accepted. E-mail us at: email@example.com
Infants- hats, books, booties
Girls/Boys, 1-2yr.- blocks, bath toys, books
Girls, 3-4yr.- dolls, My Little Pony
Boys, 3-4yr.- blocks, cars
Girls, 5-7yr.- Polly Pocket, Littlest Pet Shop, Barbie (dark hair only)
Boys, 5-7yr.- cars, superhero action figures, Legos
Girls, 8-11yr.- art sets, craft kits, Littlest Pet Shop, Silly Bands
Boys, 8-11yr.- Bionicles, finger skateboards sets, Silly Bands
Girls, 12yr. and older- art sets, crafts kits, jewelry kits, scarves, nail polish, lotion, colorful or fuzzy socks
Boys, 12yr. and older- Bionicles, finger skateboard sets, cologne, beanies, wallets
*Most of the children that come arrive with siblings, in order to avoid hurt feelings, please keep within the price range.