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Christmas Store Event is All About Earning and Giving

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The McGivney Center’s Annual Christmas Store event will be held on Wednesday December 21 from 3:30 – 5:30 at the McGivney Center, 338 Stillman Street, Bridgeport, CT.

“Our Annual Christmas Store is a highly anticipated event that helps children experience the rewards of earning and giving. Each child earns points for good grades, positive conduct, and good citizenship,” said Terry O’Connor, Executive Director. O’Connor said the young people can “spend” their points at the Christmas Store to buy gifts for everyone in their households – including themselves. Last year, over 600 gifts were provided for children and their families.

Among the donated items the young shoppers will find at the Christmas Store are handbags, sunglasses, wallets, watches; gift Certificates to local clothing and grocery stores; winter clothing (sweaters, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves); Sporting Apparel; electronic services; arts & crafts; building sets and blocks; games and puzzles; bikes, scooters, skateboards; picture frames; infant toys;headphones; wrapping paper, clear tape, bows; and Dolls (Action Figures, Barbie’s)

“McGivney is meeting the needs of hundreds of youth, community residents and partnering organizations each month. The need to keep our youth engaged through positive opportunities is as imperative today as it was when we opened twenty three years ago,” he said.

If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation at the Christmas Store, please contact us at (203) 333-2789.

Suggestions:

  • Gift items for dads (cologne, shaving kits)
  • Sports items (Basketballs, jump ropes, footballs, wallets, tool sets, soccer balls, baseball mitts, etc)
  • Gift items for moms (jewelry, perfume
  • Action figures & playsets
  • Gift Certificates to local clothing and grocery stores
  • Winter clothing (sweaters, hats, mittens, gloves, scarves)
  • Sporting Apparel (NFL, NBA, NCAA, etc.)
  • Electronic Devices
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Building sets and blocks
  • Games and puzzles
  • Bikes, scooters, skateboards
  • Picture frames
  • Infant toys
  • Headphones
  • Wrapping paper, clear tape, bows
  • Dolls (Action Figures, Barbies)

Address:
338 Stillman Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5220
Bridgeport, CT 06610