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Gift Mart Toy Collection

Reported by esther_bevan@ipsd.org on 11/18/19

Gift Mart is an innovative program that provides under resourced families with a “hand up” during the holiday season. Gift Mart creates a shopping event with donated toys. Qualifying parents and guardians are given the dignity to purchase each of the toys they select in the Gift Mart for only $2.00 per toy. 100% of the proceeds made from the sale of each toy will be donated back to each participating school for their children’s programming. We will invite over 1000 under-resourced students from 7 local schools in the Naperville/Aurora/Oswego area. Fisher Middle School will be hosting our local students from Aurora/Naperville/Oswego.

While families are shopping, we do crafts with the children, and in addition we offer hospitality services, gift wrapping, etc.

Gregory Middle School will again be participating with the toy collection. Anyone may bring in a new, unwrapped toy valued between $18 - $20 through December 6.

Sign up below to volunteer for many opportunities for December 13th set-up or December 14th for Gift Mart. If you want to sign up for Kids Team or Shepherds, please email kim_neace@wheatlandsalem.org. http://wheatlandsalem.org/naperville-gift-mart-sign-up

Target: http://bit.ly/330NnZY

Walmart: http://bit.ly/2NVDvwl

“I can’t believe we won a tree, we have never had a Christmas tree. This is the only thing my son asked for this year. I just can’t stop from crying. These are tears of joy.”

“This Gift Mart brought us happiness in a time of hardship this year. Thank you for caring."

"I knew I was getting gifts. I knew about the gift wrap. What I didn't know was the love that I was going to experience while at Gift Mart. Thank you."

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