Date: In-Person! Saturday, December 17th

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Foglia Family and Youth Center, 2859 W. Jackson Blvd.,
Chicago, IL , 60612

Volunteers Needed:
Set-up: various times
Weds. 12/14 4:00-8:00 p.m.,
Thurs. 12/15 2:00-5:00 p.m.,
and Friday 12/16 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m..
Event Help: Saturday, December 17th, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Click the link below to sign up to help!

The Christmas Store 2022


Ship gifts to this address:

Foglia Family & Youth Center
Attn: Tyrone Carldwell/Christmas Store
2859 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612


Marillac St. Vincent family services is thrilled to announce that The Christmas Store, a 60+ year old tradition, will return to an in-person event  this year! Through the generosity of our friends and neighbors who donate new toys, and volunteers who work alongside staff to get everything ready for our shoppers, the Christmas Store has helped families make holiday wishes come true for tens of thousands of children over the last six decades. 

Every holiday season, 250 parents, grandparents, and caregivers who are part of our programs are offered the opportunity to participate. Families arrive at scheduled times to “shop” the selections of toys, stocking stuffers, books, games, and stuffed animals. Volunteers staff the merchandise sections, assist shoppers, wrap gifts, load cars, and assist with distributing bags of food to make a complete Christmas dinner—turkey included! After two years of Covid-adaptions and a drive-through format, we are returning to our tradition of on-site, in-house shopping.


Download our Christmas Store flyer—share it wherever you are on social media, email it to your friends, or hang a copy at your parish, workplace, school, or local business.

Start a toy drive--organize a collection with your circle of friends, colleagues, parishioners or neighbors. We even have an Amazon Charity List to make it easy to select and ship your gift right to us!

Volunteer—either to help set up before the event, or on that Saturday, December 17th. Sign up alone, with friends, with family, with a work/school/club/Scout/sports group! Help us stage tables, sort & organize toys, fill grocery bags, shop with participants, restock items, wrap presents, load cars, and everything we need to make the store “happen!”

Make a financial gift—your donation helps us buy toys, grocery items for the food bags, wrapping paper, tape, ribbon and other supplies that make the Christmas Store possible.

  Download our Christmas Store flyer
  MSV Annual Christmas Store

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