The Metro Lutheran Ministry Christmas Store makes Christmas a little merrier for around 1,000 needy families. Bring your unwrapped gifts to church by Sunday, December 4. and place them under the Christmas tree. Gifts for teenage boys and girls are always needed such as make-up kits, jewelry, wallets, team gear and sports equipment. Suggestions for other needed gifts are in baskets by the tree. Don’t like to shop? Walmart gift cards in any amount are always appreciated! Thanks in advance for your generosity! Questions? Please contact Susan Schram, 913-492-5334.
About the Program (from MLMKC.org)
The Christmas Store has been in existence as long as MLM has…since 1971. It started with only three families and has grown to make Christmas possible for 1,000 needy Kansas City families, about 3,000 individuals annually. Working throughout the year, money is raised through special events to purchase gifts, corporate contributions are sought and donations are received. The store provides gifts, bibles, blankets and food and is one of the largest gift-giving program in the Greater Kansas City. Each family is pre-screened to meet low-income guidelines to ensure that they are not helped by any other Christmas store. Individuals and families who are served are at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. This is MLM’s largest volunteer event and there are many ways you can serve!