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 750 children served by the ten (10) 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 October 1. We interview children in our programs to gain insight into favorite toys and use that information to build gift registries at Target, Amazon.com, and WalMart. 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 46% of toy need in 2020. Churches and businesses might want to explore and support our Giving Tree option (see below).
Shopping online is easy, convenient, and these pandemic days, a healthy option. Please use our toy registries at Amazon.com, Target and/or WalMart* to the right, the ONLY way our toy registries may be accessed. It is difficult to find them if you go to the actual store. If you have any problems using the online registries, please call 321-345-0094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
*If using the online shopping option, please be aware that gifts should be SHIPPED and NOT DELIVERED.
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 New Life Mission Habitat for Humanity of Brevard
P.O. Box 1253 2226 Sarno Rd. #107 1222 N. Harbor City Blvd. 4515 Babcock St.
Melbourne, FL 32902-1253 Melbourne, FL 32935 Melbourne, FL 32935 Palm Bay, FL 32905
The Women's Center Boys & Girls Club-Cocoa Branch
1425 Aurora Road 814 Dixon Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935 Cocoa, FL 32922
Additionally, new gifts may be dropped off at Sorensen Moving & Storage beginning October 1 through December 3, 2021 during normal hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm, and Saturday, 8:30-11:30am. Sorensen Moving & Storage is located at 950 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. in Melbourne, FL 32935 (Click on image at right to see map).
Please be sure to state that your new toys are for the Gifts From the Heart Christmas Shop.
Sorensen is kindly accepting our toys, but the actual Shop will be located elsewhere.
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 Sorensen Moving & Storage before the Shop opening on December 4th. 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!
Location of Sorensen Moving & Storage at
950 W. Eau Gallie Blvd.
CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE MAP
Our final shop day for GFTH 2021 was on December 11th. Check out our 2021 report elsewhere on this website. We look forward to seeing you again in 2022. In the meantime, this page is dormant.