Gifts From The Heart Christmas Shop
Gifts from the Heart Christmas Shop needs the generous support of our community to be able to stock the Christmas Shop with enough toys to provide at least three (3) NEW gifts each to the over 600 children served by the nine (9) partner organizations. That is a tall order, but we are confident that our community will rise to the occasion. Please prayerfully consider supporting Gifts From the Heart Christmas Shop. Here are just a few ways you can help:
DONATE TOYS VIA OUR GIFT REGISTRIES!
Our biggest need is toys! We will begin receiving new toys September 15th. During the month of August, we will be surveying the parents of the children to gain insight into favorite toys and use that information to build gift registries at Target and Amazon.com. We would greatly appreciate your using the gift registries, but of course all new toys are welcome. Please target gifts for children ages 2-18, and please be aware that the 12-18 age group comprised 39% of toy need in 2018. Churches and businesses might want to explore and support our Giving Tree option (see below).
Shopping online is easy, convenient and the way many of us shop. Just use the links to the right to directly access gift registries at Amazon.com and/or Target, the ONLY way our gift registries may be accessed. If you have any problems using the online registries, please call 321-345-0094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
All monetary gifts go towards the purchasing of toys. This helps us fill in with toys we may be missing due to their popularity and high demand. You can make checks out to any one of the partner organizations, but please put GFTH Christmas Shop in the memo line:
Neighbor Up Brevard Club Esteem Love INC of Brevard, Inc. Family Promise of Brevard, Inc.
1151 Masterson Street 3316 Monroe St. 830 N. Apollo Blvd. P.O. Box 562666
Melbourne, FL 32935 Melbourne, FL 32901 Melbourne, FL 32935 Rockledge, FL 32956-2666
Community of Hope Eckerd Connects Brevard Rescue Mission Habitat for Humanity of Brevard
P.O. Box 1253 2226 Sarno Rd. #107 4087 US Hwy 1, Suite 2 4515 Babcock St.
Melbourne, FL 32902-1253 Melbourne, FL 32935 Rockledge, FL 32955 Palm Bay, FL 32905
Children's Home Society of Florida-Space Coast
326 Croton Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
Additionally, new gifts may be dropped off at Village Thrift between September 16 and December 6, 2019 during normal hours of operation: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Village Thrift is located at 830 N. Apollo Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935.
Please be sure to state that your new toys are for the Gifts From the Heart Christmas Shop to distinguish them from other thrift store donations.
Please remember that you can find our most needed items on the gift registry lists!
Houses of Worship and businesses have yet another option for helping Gifts From the Heart Christmas Shop...our GIVING TREE program. Designed to provide a visible and familiar means of support, the Giving Tree option is similar to an Angel Tree in that the church or business puts up a tree during the month of November.
The tree is decorated with GFTH "ornaments" with information on a toy need from the gift registry. Church and business Giving Tree hosts collect the toys once purchased, display them under their tree and deliver them to the Village Thrift in time for the Shop opening on December 7th. Alternately, they might encourage their members and patrons to use the Gift Registry to purchase the toy and have it shipped directly to the store. The ornaments provide the necessary contact information. For more information on the Giving Tree option, please call 321-345-0094.
DONATE TOYS VIA OUR GIVING TREE OPTION!
We are deeply appreciative of the support of the community of Brevard for the amazing generosity it showered upon Gifts From the Heart Christmas Shop 2019. We look forward to GFTH 2020. Until October 2020, this site will be dormant.
Look for links here in October 2020.