STOCKINGS AND STARS CHRISTMAS TREE

DONATE A GIFT TO A CHILD THIS CHRISTMAS

In an unusual year we need your help even more to

 give a local child a special Christmas

 

This is Good Shepherd’s 17th year of donating gifts through the Thornton Police Department for children from newborn to 16 years old. Because of COVID-19 we have had to amend our usual approach.

 

There will be no tree with stockings and stars on it.  We will not be able to store the gifts in the sanctuary as we have done in the past and with the church being closed a collection time will follow closer to our deadline date of December 13th.

 

Because you will not have a stocking or star from the tree this year, just choose the age below and purchase appropriate gifts. (Some suggestions below).  To help the distribution process, please put a note on the bag showing age/boy or girl/or if you concentrated on one specific toy or clothing item.  Suggestions from the Police Department this year included warm clothing/lap blankets/pajamas/gloves/etc. that could be included with a toy if possible. Also, most often overlooked are the older teens.

  • Do not wrap gifts; mark bag with age/boy or girl information

  • Smaller gifts are usually better as most children receive 2-5 gifts

  • STOCKINGS

     AND STARS CHRISTMAS TREE UPDATE 

  • The drive through collection is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday December 12th.    For those who would like to contribute to the Stocking Tree but have not been able to go out and shop a cash donation can be given.  Checks should be made out to Thornton Police – Christmas Crusade for Children.  Checks can be mailed to the Police Department or given to Hervey Smith on December 12th at the church drive through as he is a volunteer for delivering gifts.    Your gift bag can be handed from your car or just put on the back seat so our volunteer can easily remove the gift bag from your vehicle.  Be safe.  Don’t forget your mask.No matter how different this Christmas is I wish you the peace and joy of the season.  Merry Christmas  

Infants/Toddlers/up to 4 years

Lap Blanket

Pajamas

Board Games

Books for age

Toys

Foam Blocks

Mega Blocks

Pretend play (dress-up costumes)

Finger paints

Coloring book/crayons

Multicultural dolls/baby dolls

Trucks

Stuffed animals

Doodle mats

Flash cards

5-11 year olds

Art supplies

Board Games

Slime and Foam sets Playdoh, Coloring Books/ Colored Pencils/ Art Kits

Pencils & Markers

Science toys

Building toys

Legos, TRIO Character figures - superheroes, Disney, etc. NERF toys

Pajamas

Flash cards

Barbie Dolls

Multicultural dolls

Lap Blanket

12-16 Preteen and Teen

Alarm clock

Ear buds

  Pop Socks

Art supplies

Personal care items

Jeans (10, 12, 14)

Hoodies and Sweatshirts (no red or blue)

Mittens, hats, scarves, gloves

Costume jewelry

Books / Notebooks Backpacks

Footballs, Soccer ball, Basketball, Baseball mitt

Bat & Ball or any type of ball baseball/ football/

basketball

Fidget toys

Board games

Wallets/Purse

Collection Day

Saturday, December 12th (10:00-10:45 AT Good Shepherd UMC)

  We are unable to store gifts in the sanctuary this year Questions: Please call

Linda Graham

303-920-7305

or

Marge Cederlund

1-224-305-3102

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