Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Child Program

The Christmas Child program allows parents to create a personal wish list of gifts that would bring the most joy to their children during the holiday season.  The gift tag process allows parents (or children) to list three wants and three needs specific to that child's interests, hobbies, and abilitites. An individual or group may sponsor this child by purchasing at least three items from the child's list. The wish lists are then distributed via "Tag Trees" at area businesses. Sponsors choose a tag, purchase the items, place them in one big bag, ATTACH THE TAG, and return the marked bag to the business. 
The following businesses have agreed to host "Tag Trees" in 2013:
Liberty Bay Books
North Kitsap Herald
Modern Dentistry
Dahlquist Fine Jewelry
Sugar and Spice Tea Shop
Bank of America
First Security Bank
Poulsbo Athletic Club
Sport Haus
Hostmark Apts
Peninsula Paint
Crimson Cove Smoked Specialties
North Point Church
Marina Market Poulsbo
First Lutheran Church
American Rose Bridal
Animal Emergency and Trauma Center
Jak’s CafĂ©
Poulsbo Yacht Club
Key Bank
La Bella Vita Salon
Peninsula Credit Union
Toy Drives are currently being held at the following locations:
Vinland Elementary School
St Olaf’s Church
Poulsbo City Hall
Poulsbo Lions Club
Enjoy the following discounts with your toy donation:
Mike’s Car Wash is giving $2 off a gold wash with a toy donation and a free wash (any level) with a $50 or more cash or check donation.
Program Guidelines:
  • Businesses or others agree to host a gift tag tree by mid November.

  • Gift tag trees need to be provided by businesses and be in place by the last week in November to allow people to shop on Black Friday.

  • Fishline will supply coded gift tags to each site prior to set up date and replenish as needed

  • Sponsors will choose a gift tag and go shopping.

  • Purchased items are returned to the business.  Gifts should be UNWRAPPED in ONE BAG with the TAG ATTACHED to the bag

  • Gifts will be picked up from tag tree sites by Christmas Child Organizers if needed

  • If you are participating as a sponsor in the Christmas Child Program in 2013, all gifts are due back to the tag tree site no later than December 7th.

Please contact our Christmas Child organizers Jeannie Benton and Sue Paskell by email at (or call Raelenea Rodriguez at (360) 779-5190).  We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the Christmas Child Program. 
We are still accepting anonymous donations of new toys and are happy to supply you with a box.  Toy drives are equally appreciated.  These toys will be used for children who have not been sponsored.  This program is not in any way related to "Operation" Christmas Child.

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