Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Love INC to host annual Christmas Gift Shop

Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015

Registration will begin on Monday, October 19 for Love INC’s annual Christmas Gift Shop and will run until Wednesday, November 25. This is the fourth year in which the event has taken place, with last year’s event serving 114 families, including 322 children.

While the event previously took place at Life Church, 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, 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, stop by the Love INC office, located at 715 Byron Street. The store will be open December 10 through 12, but in order to participate, families must be registered by November 25.

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. Toy and gift donations can also be made by dropping items off directly at the Love INC office. For a complete wish list of items that need to be donated, visit the website: http://www.loveinchtown.org/giftshop.