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Seventeenth Annual Faith and Community Christmas Sore

Share the joy of the Season: a Family project of giving to others!

Hippo Crate Mobile Self Storage and the Catholic Action Center have teamed up again for the 17th ANNUAL FAITH & COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE.

Families are asked to clean out their toy chests, playrooms and closets to donate gently used, pre-loved toys, books, games to share with children in need in our community. Toys, stuffed animals, books and games can be dropped off at any of the more than ten locations listed below. Look for the Hippo Crates placed at these locations. The Hippo Crate toy drop-off locations are all self service and available to receive donations 24/7, simply open the door of the units, place your donations inside and close the door.

15,624 children were shopped for at the 2011 Faith and Community Christmas Store. These are children that without the generous support of people in our community, their Christmas morning would have been just another day without. The need is greater in 2012. According to the latest census, over 25,000 children in Lexington live in poverty. Help to share the joy of the season, it’s easy, just clean out your toy chest and know that you’ve made a difference in the lives of children in need right here in Lexington! All donations are tax deductible.

HOW DOES THE STORE WORK? On December 21, 22, and 23 adults only are allowed to shop in store. Each person is partnered with a volunteer personal shopper so adults with families in need can shop for gifts with dignity. All items are free. Shoppers are limited to two toys, a stuffed animal and a book per child. Gift wrapping and refreshments will be available.

The Faith and Community Christmas Store is located on the corner of Midland Avenue at Second Street and open to famalies in need on Friday, December 21st, Saturday, December 22nd and Sunday, December 23rd from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. See below for more information on volunteer opportunities.

Toy Drop-Off Locations:

Hippo Crates are available at the following locations for toy donations to the Christmas Store November 23rd to December 19th.

Kroger - 344 Romany Rd.
Christ the King Cathedral - 299 Colony Blvd.
Safeway Moving & Storage - 772 Winchester Rd.
UK Newman Center - 320 Rose Lane
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - 1730 Summerhill
Family Practice Associates of Lex. - 1775 Alysheba Way, Ste. 201
Kroger at Brannon Crossing - 200 E. Brannon
Crossroads Christian Church - 4128 Todds Rd.
Lexington Christian Academy - 3082 Stanford Dr.
Kroger at Beaumont - 3199 Beaumont Centre Cir.
Sts. Peter and Paul School - 133 Barr St.
Crestwood Christian Church - 1882 Bellefonte Dr.
Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church - 605 Hill N’Dale Dr.
United Bank locations in Fayette, Jessamine, Scott and Woodford Counties

Volunteer Opportunities:

SET-UP VOLUNTEERS:
No shifts: drop-in helpers welcome
SAT. DEC. 15 10:00AM - 6:00PM
SUN. DEC. 16 1:00 PM - 6:00PM
MON. DEC. 17- THURS. DEC. 20 10:00AM -6:00PM

STORE VOLUNTEERS
Personal shoppers, Inventory helpers, Food Servers:
FRIDAY: DEC. 21 SATURDAY: DEC. 22 SUNDAY: DEC. 23
SHIFTS: 8:00 AM-12:00 NOON; 12:00- 4:00 PM; 4:00-8:00PM

*Children from 6 year old and up are GREAT toy sorters and helpers.
All children 14 and under MUST be accompanied by adults. Make this a FAMILY project!

For more information on the FAITH & COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS STORE:
Visit: www.godsnet.info Call: (859) 514-7210 or email: caclexky@insightbb.com

For more information on Hippo Crate Mobile Self Storage:
Visit: www.hippocratems.com Call: (877) 674-4776 or email: michael@hippocratems.com


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