Saturday 14th December – 10.00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Remember how much you used to love to choose a Christmas present for your mum and dad when you were little? How grown up it made you feel? Well we want every child to experience that!
On our last day of service every year, we open a special one-day-only “pop-up shop” for the children of our registered families to “shop” for their parents or caregivers. We fill the Shoppe with new, unwrapped gifts that are appropriate for kids to choose from for mums and dads.
On Kids Only day, parents escort their kids to the Kids Only Gift Shoppe, where the children are met by a Shopping Elf who joins them in their tour of the Shoppe…kind of like a personal elf shopper! Once the right gift has been selected, Wrapping Elves take over.
After a quick visit with Santa and Mrs Claus, each child is sent home with their wrapped gifts, a small stuffed toy from Santa, and dreams of sugar plums dancing in their heads.
If you’d like to support our Kids Only Gift Shoppe, here are a few good donation ideas for mums and dads (we try to keep the price point to about $10):
- Tea and coffee mugs
- $5 gift cards e.g. Tim Hortons, Starbucks etc.
- Hand-knit slippers, mittens and hats
- Baseball caps (CFL, NFL, NHL, etc)
- Small tools, headlamps, flashlight etc.
- Sport team-related winter hats/scarves
Or make a cash donation and we’ll do the shopping!
We will be accepting donations from Tuesday 19th November through to Thursday 12th December. Items can be brought to the Christmas Hamper office between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on any of the days in this period.