Gifts From The Heart Christmas Shop
Fun Fast Facts on our GFTH Christmas Shop
Year Two, 2017
Over 1200 gifts collected from gift registries and toy drives,
or purchased with cash donations.
A book drive by Viera Books-A-Million allowed us to give away one book per child.
Parents from 105 families purchased gifts for their children this Christmas.
Two hundred thirty-five (235) children received three gifts each.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of the children were 12-18 years old.
53% of the children were from Club Esteem, with 21% from the DOCK, almost 10% from
Love INC, and 15% from our newest partner, Family Promise of Brevard.
These numbers reflects the varying sizes of our programs.
The Shop was open a total of six (6) days, including two Saturdays.
Proceeds from GFTH 2016 provided for a seasonal part time manager and assistant manager for GFTH 2017. We hope to employ a few teens for weekend work for GFTH 2018.
We are so thankful for all the donors, Giving Tree sponsors,
and volunteers who made GFTH Christmas Shop 2017 a success!