Date: Sorting/packing December 14th-17th | Family gift pick-up Saturday, December 18th
Time: Volunteers welcome for morning or afternoon shifts Tuesday-Friday
Foglia Family and Youth Center, 2859 W. Jackson Blvd.,
Chicago, IL , 60612
Ship gifts to this address:
Foglia Family & Youth Center
Attn: Deanna Hallagan/Christmas Store
2859 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612
What is the Christmas Store?
The Marillac St. Vincent Christmas Store is a 60+ year old tradition! We have been helping families make holiday wishes come true for thousands of children thanks to the generosity of our friends and neighbors who buy, collect and donate new toys and those who volunteer to get the store ready.
Every holiday season parents, guardians and grandparents who are part of our programs are offered the opportunity to participate. In past years, registered families would arrive to “shop” the selections of toys, stocking stuffers, books, games, winterwear, and stuffed animals. After getting all the gifts wrapped, families would be provided with a full bag of food to make a complete Christmas dinner—turkey included! Volunteers would assist as shopping escorts, gift wrappers, and car loaders. This year, as we did last year, we will have a Covid-adapted event: families will provide Wish Lists in advance, and volunteers will fulfill those the week before the actual event on Saturday. MSV will offer contact-free, drive-through pickup for all registered families on that Saturday.
Download our Christmas Store poster (see link below) and share it/post it at your workplace, parish, or school and on social media. Start a toy drive and organize a collection. Sign up alone, with friends or family, or as a work group to help up sort, organize and fulfill wish lists the week before the event! Or, make a financial gift to the Christmas Store to help us buy toys, groceries, and supplies.
We kindly ask that all gifts be shipped in time to arrive by Wednesday 12/15/2021.
Click through the resources below to get started