The Christmas Shop

Each December, the Christmas Shop invites parents from the NHC food shelf to purchase gifts for their children at a very low cost. You can help. As the Christmas season approaches, watch for the many opportunities for volunteers to assist before and during this event. 


4 weeks prior to event
We're collecting toy and gift donations for children, ages 0–18. Drop off new, unwrapped gifts with a value of $5–$25 at the Christmas Shop collection spots around the Main Campus and at HopeBridge.


Keep in mind that we serve guests from a variety of nationalities. Teen gifts are especially needed.

0–4 YEARS                                                        
Newborn toys, baby dolls
Light & sound and Playskool toys
Blocks, see & say toys

5–12 YEARS                                                      
Cars & trucks
Farm & zoo animals, Lego and Little People play sets
Play Doh, art sets, craft kits
Age-appropriate videos and CDs
Nerf toys
Race car mats

13–18 YEARS
Make-up & bath sets
Sports equipment
Remote-controlled toys
Fleece blankets
Age-appropriate computer games, videos  and CDs


Before the Event

Price & organize gifts
Set up
Event day set-up (3)

During the Event

Greeter (2 per shift)
Registration (2 per shift)
Manage Refreshments (3 per shift)
Shopping Buddy (18 per shift)
Shopping Area (10 per shift)
Gift Wrap (8 per shift)
Checkout (3 per shift)
Children’s Rec Area (3 per shift)


Community Outreach or 763-971-5107