Christmas With Dignity

Main Street Mission is partnering again with the South Rowan YMCA again to hold Christmas with Dignity on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

CWD is a Christmas store for those that are facing hard economical challenges and allows them to
purchase gifts at prices they can afford, BUT also so much more!

CWD allows children to see their parents as providers and because of this family is strengthened. CWD also allows parents to have the opportunity to choose gifts themselves for their family members and
restores a sense of dignity for the family. This approach to Christmas giving is not a hand out, but a hand up. We know the greatest gift you can give a child is not the toy under the tree, but it IS a strong family and parents that feel dignified about the way they are providing for their family.

For more info. or to volunteer to be a part of the preparations or assist with this special day please
contact Hope Oliphant at or 704-798-5929.

Teen Items                                                   Outside Toys:
Youth desk lamp Bicycles
Youth jewelry Roller blades/skates
Youth chair/bean bag Wagons
Large headphones Skateboards
Cologne/Deodorant Trikes
Perfume/Lotion Sets Scooters
Sports Duffel Bags Helmets
Sweatshirts –Teams
Jewelry Kits
CD or DVD players
Karaoke Machines
Remote Control Toys (with batteries)
Digital Cameras (and memory)
Family Outside Items
Basketball goals
Soccer goal
Flag football set
Tents (sleeping bag, flashlight)
Soccer Ball
Corn hole
Other outside family type games
Girl Items:
Dolls (similar to American Girl, but not that brand, we need Hispanic and
African American dolls also)
Cash register
Kitchen set (with plastic food)
Tea sets
Lego sets (girl)
Hair accessory items
Craft kits
Boy items:
Tonka trucks
Model Cars
Nerf toys
Action Figures
Legos and Lego sets
Hair dryer, curling iron
Shampoo sets
Children and youth board games
Stocking Stuffers
Wrapping paper, bows and tape

We are super excited about Main Street Mission's Christmas with Dignity store being held on
December 12th from 9am-3pm at the South Rowan YMCA.

So many wonderful people like YOU are partnering to help make this happen. Below is listed the volunteer
positions we need filled. The need is great, but if it's anything like last year God sent hands from everywhere to make it happen. I would love to see groups join us (youth groups, small groups, men and women circles, school groups, work groups, 4-h groups, Crosby Scholars, friends and families) offer to serve together. Most of thevolunteer positions are only for a one hour time slot so please spread the word.

You may email with any questions or to volunteer for any of the following.
See below and please share with your area of influence!
Much thanks! Hope

Our theme this year is " A season of Joy". I can't think of a better way to share the joy of Christmas than being a part of this event!

Volunteer Opportunities for Christmas with Dignity

Church and Community liaison: This is a vital piece. Share our wish list of toys and share the opportunities for volunteering with those in your area of influence!

Bike Assemblers: Meet on Thursday or Friday evening on Dec. 10 and 11 at the South YMCA to assemble bikes.

Toy Organizers and Pricing: During the week prior we need folks to help us price items and organize at the South Rowan YMCA in the afternoon hours.

Entertainment: Sing, dance, perform...anything to offer for Christmas entertainment. Group or individual. Day of the event (Dec. 12)

Hot Cocoa, Coffee and Cookie server (hospitality): This is a great relational volunteer position. You will serve our shoppers and hopefully interact with them as they wait for their packages to be wrapped.

Cookie makers: Those that can donate cookies the day prior for the event.

Children's Area: We need crafts, games, etc.. for kids and people to help out in this area. Looking for an
organizer and volunteers.

Gift Wrappers: Wrap away...groups or individuals may sign up. (hourly time slots available)

Loading Helpers: Help guests carry their items to their car for pick up. (Great for teenage boys.)

Set Up: Help with set up on Friday Dec. 11 beginning at 9 am we will need volunteers to help set up tables, put out items and decorate. (You may serve any amount of time on this day.)

Greeters: Be the first faces folks see as they enter to shop! (Bridges training preferred, but not required.)

Runners: Offer up a smile and a candy cane and lead shoppers to the store. (Walking required.)

Clean up: Hands to clean up and pack up left over items. (from 2-4pm) Also, need some people to help us break down boxes and load in trailer for recycling following the event.

Personal Shoppers: Help our guests understand the guidelines of shopping and select items as needed. (Preferably those with Bridges training.) (Would like to meet on Friday at 2pm to go over instructions.)

Cashier assistants: Help guest add up totals and write out receipt with total. (Would like to meet on Friday at 2pm to go over instructions.) (3 per hour)

Start thinking early about alternative Christmas Giving!
Give a gift that continues to give - by making a donation in honor of a loved one this year.