Families are Us Holiday Store


What is Families are Us?

This unique, temporary holiday store is created by our team each December and stocked with donated new toys, clothes and other holiday items. It’s a chance for the families we serve to actually shop for a Christmas gift for their children. It’s hard to imagine that most at-risk families do not have the ability or means to personally shop for their children’s holiday gifts. 

Our annual Holiday Store brings a great deal of joy to these families and youth and the gifts they leave with are gifts that they personally choose and cherish. Gifts that will make a difference to their children knowing they came from mom and dad. One mother we serve explains:

“It often feels like we just get handouts that I do appreciate, but it meant so much to me to CHOOSE the gifts for my two sons. I’m their mom and I know what they want for Christmas.”

Every year, support from community partners helps make this Holiday Store possible enables us to create a meaningful holiday experience to families working toward a stable life and home.