Donations for the Children’s Christmas Shop can be given year round.
Supplies are greatly needed. Gift Bags (all sizes), Tissue Paper, Ribbon, Gift Tags and Sticker
🎁 Christmas Shop Wish List 🎁
The Northside Baptist Children’s Christmas Shop with help from volunteers just like you have been ministering to children in the Elkhart area and around the world for over 16 years. Each year gifts are donated that allow children ages 3 – 12 who attend Northside as well as those in the local women’s shelter to select gifts for family members in their home. Children are helped with shopping by a personal shopping assistant and afterwards are able to complete a craft while enjoying a snack in the “Kids Korner”. Items can be donated year round, simply mark them “Christmas Shop” and place them in the common area located south of the foyer.
Koins for Kids The children who attend the Christmas Shop are asked to bring in loose change that is donated to a children’s ministry that is not located at Northside. Past children’s ministries include locations such as the Philippines, Africa and Haiti, all monies in the Koins for Kids is donated to the ministry and is not used for the Christmas Shop. Donations are accepted year round for this ministry, simply mark your designation as “Christmas Shop – Koins for Kids”.
2022 Koins for Kids Ministry
Share Christmas with our persecuted Christian family members.
You can bless the youngest members of our persecuted Christian family with a Christmas Care Pack.
Each year, The Voice of the Martyrs works through its global network to reach the children of persecuted Christians in restricted nations and hostile areas with a special Christmas Care Pack.
Each pack is filled with items tailored to meet their unique needs, such as school supplies, clothing, hygiene items and a toy. An illustrated children’s Bible is also included with each pack. For most children, it’s their very first Bible!
Funds collected will be used to sponsor 30 Christmas Care Packs for children of persecuted Christian Families. Any additional funds that come in will be forwarded for school supplies to the cemetery ministry in the Philippines, as we have done previously.
If you would like to donate to Koins for Kids, pick-up a Baby Jar in the foyer, fill it with your change and return it to the Ushers Closet by January 1, 2023, or use your offering envelope and mark it “Christmas Shop – Koins for Kids”.
Children that are shopping at the Christmas Shop, are asked to bring a handful of change, if possible.
Thank you for your generous support in bringing in gifts to be used. We still have a few spots open for helpers. Please check out the Children’s Christmas Shop table or speak with Ingrid Kiser.
Volunteers are needed
** Christmas Cafe: Younger Volunteers are welcomed
**Shopping Assistants and Kids Corner: 16 Years of age and older
**You must have completed the Child Ministry Approval Process to volunteer for this ministry**
- Christmas Cafe (provided refreshments/clean tables/seat guests)
- Set-up (tables / gifts / refreshments / decorations)
- Greeters (check-in and letting parents know where to pick-up)
- Shopping Assistant (help children get gifts)
- Gift Wrappers (we use mostly gift bags and ribbons)
- Clean-up (tables / gifts / refreshments / decorations)
You will have TWO Forms to fill-out on different pages
Best when completed on a desktop or laptop
Please abide by the following as gifts are limited and we have many children shopping.
- Shopping Ages Limited to Children Ages 3 – 12 years old.
- Gift Selection is for family members living in household only.
- Children are not shopping for themselves.
- Be early to your scheduled time as we can not hold spots for later.
If you have any problems or questions please email NBC Christmas Shop
1st Form – Time Registration
Due to limited helpers you must reserve a shopping time slot for all children you are bringing.
If you have more children then spots available at a time you will need to get additional time slot(s)
Example: You have 3 children to bring but only 1 time slot is open at 10am, you can register for this 1 time slot and then register for other time slots to total three children.
*Do not register a time slot for 1 child and bring 3, we will not have the helpers available and you will be on standby to shop.
When successfully completed you will see a confirmation message with the button to the Shopper Registration Page. You will need to fill-out a Shopper Registration Form for each child.
2nd Form – Shopping Registration
If you have multiple children fill-out information for 1st child then click the ADD Child Information Box to have a new information area for new child, do this for each child.
Example Shopping List – if child should not select items for someone please note.
Jacob 17 – can’t have knives
Sarah 4 – no skin products, sensitive skin