It's that time of year again. The Gift House (Children's Christmas Workshop) is a place that children (toddler to teens) who don't have a lot of money to spend can still enjoy the feeling of giving this Christmas as they pick out gifts for their parents, grandparents and important adults in their lives.
Sandra Bradley, REDHEAD Real Estate at RE/MAX Vernon, with the help of We Care Home Health Services, North Okanagan Optimist Club & Preceptor Alpha Epsilon will set up a store with gifts donated from the community. High school students escort the kids through the store to purchase gifts while mom and dad wait in the kitchen enjoying a cup of coffee and cookies. The gifts are wrapped and tagged before leaving the store. The smile of delight on the children's faces is a joy to see. They are so proud to be able to buy special gifts that they can put under the tree for mom and dad. Gifts range in price from 5 cents to a basket of gifts for $1.
The event is only successful because of the generous donations from the community and the volunteers that help put it together. In the past we have had offices get all their co-workers together and do a potluck lunch and bring in a gift for the event. If your office would like to do the same we will be happy to pick up the items. It's a great way to get into the Spirit of Christmas.
Please go to the attached link on REDHEADRealEstate.com for additional information and gift ideas.
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We are looking for donations of Men's and Ladies gifts. This is a great chance to re-gift! Think of an item that you would have liked to give your mom or dad when you were a child. Items that have gone quickly in the past are things like Tools, ornaments, wallets, Small sports items, Games, Jewelry, Candles and Spa Items, Designer Scarves, gloves, Kitchen gadgets, Giftware, cards & games. We also need gift bags & tissue.
A special thanks to Brown's Social House who will be providing a gingerbread house for families at the event.
Voet's Coffee, SunRype & Home Building Center who's endless support and donations help to make this a great event for the children in our community.
You can drop off donations at the following locations:
We Care Home Health Services
Ladies World Health and Fitness
Vantage One Credit Union
Illusions Hair & Body
This year's event will be held on Saturday December 10, 2016 at The People Place.