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Christmas with Dignity

Helping children to have an amazing Christmas morning by helping their parents to provide!

Volunteer Dates to Remember

December 14, 2013 - Christmas Store Day!


Six Shifts of Volunteers (Wrapping, Carrying, Table staff, Hospitality, Reset, etc.):

8 am-10, 10-12, 12-2, 2-4, 4-6, 5-7 pm


December 13, 2013 - Store Setup Day!


Setup, Decoration, Assembly

6 pm - 10 pm

(Come for an hour or whole time)


December 9 - 13, 2013 - Pre-Setup


Sorting, Assembly, Packaging,

Pre-Wrapping


9:30 am - 5:30 pm

(Set up a time for an hour or more on any one day or multiple days!)


December 11, 2013 (or earlier) - Designated Financial Gifts (and we do the shopping for you!)


December 2 - 11, 2013 - Toys, electronics, and clothing dropped off.

A volunteer helping a parent shop for a bicycle and helmet.

The Cottage Cove Christmas store is a once-a-year event specially designed to help enable parents to provide a wonderful Christmas for their family.  This event is specifically for the parents and guardians of children who attend Cottage Cove plus other needy families in the communities we serve.


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-on-the-dollar) prices by the parents/guardians. There’s even free gift wrapping too!  Plus we have a host of friendly people who will help carry items for the shoppers, plus serve them free refreshments while they wait or shop.  


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.

Secure On-line Christmas with Dignity Giving

We stretch your financial gift to the maximum, with stores that give us extra discounts plus we purchase tax-exempt. All Christmas with Dignity gifts are tax-deductible and will be receipted via postal mail. Please provide your address through Paypal to assist us with this.

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.


Watch the gauge

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.

And see how God
meets the need
this year!

Support Materials for Event Promotion

Wish List Brochure - For Printing Wish List Brochure - Screen Resolution Bulletin Insert / Small Handouts - Printing Bulletin Insert / Small Handouts - Screen

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!


Late Breaking News:

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).