Shopping and Wrapping

We did a fun event at our church this weekend.

It’s called the “Shop and Wrap.”

Members of our congregation donate new or very gently used items.  We set everything up in the fellowship hall, and invite kids to come Christmas shop.  All items are $.50.

Each kid makes a list (we do limit them to shopping for immediate family and grandparents, to keep it manageable) and gets a personal shopper (youth group kid) to help them pick out their items.  And after they’re all done shopping, we wrap their presents for them.

It’s so much fun to watch the kids pick out items they think their family members will love.  And it’s a great way to instill the importance of giving and developing a generous heart.  They have so much fun shopping for others.  This year we had 51 shoppers, and sold over 400 gifts….which is pretty good for our small town!

That’s a lot of gift-wrapping…let me tell you, those ladies who were wrapping gifts were my heroes by the end of the day.  Here are a couple of our fabulous gift-wrappers in action…

It’s a really neat fundraising and outreach opportunity.  All the money that was earned will go to the youth group and the kids camp fund.  Woo-hoo!  What a great day!

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