Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Love INC to host annual Christmas Gift Shop

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Registration begins for Love INC’s Christmas Gift Shop on Monday, October 16 and will run until November 22. This is the sixth year in which the event has taken place, with last year’s event serving 140 families, including 316 children. This year’s gift shop will be hosted at St. Peter’s First Community Church, 206 Etna Avenue.

The event’s purpose is to “put Christmas back in the hands of families,” according to Joey Spiegel, executive director of Love INC.

For a contribution of $5 per child, with a cap of $15 per family, parents can go to the Gift Shop and shop for a variety of quality toys for children of all ages.

“It was a great thing,” said one mother who purchased toys for her three children, “It was fantastic. And I know that it helped more than just me. The amount of gifts they had to choose from was beyond anything I had anticipated. It was a huge help for the community,”

To register to participate in this event, you can stop by the Love INC office, located at 715 Byron Street. The store will be open December 14 and 15, but in order to participate, families must be registered by November 22.

To make this event a success, Love INC depends on a variety of toy donations and volunteers. Those wishing to donate financially or volunteer their time can contact the office at (260) 356-0933. For a complete wish list of items that need to be donated, you may visit the website: http://www.loveinchtown.org/giftshop.