Volunteers gathered to help decorate, sort toys and be personal shoppers.
Christmas came a little early this holiday season as Mission Church partnered with James Storehouse, an organization that supports children in foster care from the crib to college, to host a free holiday shopping experience for families who have been assigned a social worker and are a part of Children and Family Services in the County.
Volunteers gathered to help decorate, sort toys and be personal shoppers for families who came through the shop on December 15 and 16, and the Holiday Toy Store allowed over 300 caregivers to shop for the Christmas wishes of the children in their care in a fun and dignified way. “We can’t always do everything, but we can do something,” said Jen Oakes, associate pastor of Mission Church, “Partnering with James Storehouse is such a privilege for us. We believe in their mission and love supporting families who are caring for foster youth in our community. This is what Christmas is all about!”