Copyright © 2014 Cottage Cove Urban Ministries 630 Benton Ave. Nashville TN (615)
Are you a current or prospective Christmas store family? If so:
Helping children to have an amazing Christmas morning by helping their parents to provide!
December 13, 2014 -
Six Shifts of Volunteers (Wrapping, Carrying, Table staff, Hospitality, Reset, etc.):
December 12, 2014 -
Setup, Decoration, Assembly
6 pm -
(Come for an hour or whole time)
December 8 -
Sorting, Assembly, Packaging,
9:30 am -
(Set up a time for an hour or more on any one day or multiple days!)
December 10, 2014 (or earlier) -
December 1 -
A volunteer helping a parent shop for a bicycle and helmet.
The Cottage Cove Christmas store is a once-
Imagine a store that has everything from bicycles and electronics to winter coats
and board games. All these brand new donated items are set up in a fashioned store
and can be purchased at incredibly low (cents-
This event came about after seeing parents watch their children receive “gifts from strangers” that they wish they were able to purchase. Thus, the “Dignity” is restored to them as they provide for their children. Parents/guardians are always told in advance what day this will be held so that they can save the little they need for the event. This is one of our most successful programs and has brought us closer to the children’s families.
We stretch your financial gift to the maximum, with stores that give us extra discounts
plus we purchase tax-
The Christmas Store is by invitation only. All participants are invited well prior either through their children’s involvement with Cottage Cove or through select community partnerships which enable us to be aware of families in need. All participating have rsvp’d in advance and have been assigned a shopping time.
As of December 12 we have set the gauge at 308 children! Between all the gifts that have come in and those that have been committed and anticipated we believe we have everything we need to provide Christmas for the families of 308 children. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen! Any further donations will help us meet our annual budget and be a gift that lasts all year long.
If you are debating between a bunch of small items or a larger item, go with the larger. Small items are what some families may be able to afford on occasion. Our dream is to provide a truly special Christmas!
We had a helmet manufacturer sell us bicycle and skate board helmets well below cost! So if you are purchasing a bicycle or skateboard, feel free to skip the helmet and invest more in the primary items (or help us in paying for the bulk load we ordered).