Volunteers Start Setting Up the Faith and Community Christmas Store
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Volunteers are busy setting up for the annual Faith and Community Christmas Store.
This is the 21st year of the store which helps families in need get presents.
“They get to shop for their children, or their grandchildren, or nieces and nephews,” said Ginny Ramsey with the store. “They pick out what gifts they want to take home, just as if they were at Fayette Mall.”
But there is no cost, all the gifts are donations and free. Shoppers can get two gifts for each kid plus a stuffed animal and other surprises.
Ramsey expects about 4,800 families will shop for more than 18,000 kids when the store is open December 19-21st from eight in the morning until eight at night.
Shoppers can get a ticket at Southland Church with an assigned time to shop started at eight Monday morning. There’s no paper work to fill out and shoppers will not need to show an ID.
Donations of new and gently used toys can be dropped off until Wednesday at Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road.
The store is still looking for volunteers to help sort and decorate the store before it opens Monday morning.