Christmas Village Toy Store

The Christmas Village Toy Store exists to provide a dignified and joy-filled shopping experience for neighborhood families in Charlotte who need a “hand up” at Christmastime.

Rather than simply giving a handout of toys to families, we believe in empowering families to purchase Christmas gifts for their own children. Even families with modest means can purchase new gifts for their families at the Christmas Village Toy Store.

It all starts when Charlotte-area churches and businesses receive donations of new toys from their members and employees. These toys are then received by toy store volunteers who re-price the gifts by discounting their retail price.

Volunteers then stock the store shelves with thousands of great, new gifts for neighborhood families to purchase. Families then shop and choose gifts with their own children in mind. In the final act, the profits from the stores are then reinvested into the local community through educational grants, scholarships, and donations to local community partners who serve at-risk neighbors.

If you are interested in learning more about the vision and philosophy of the Store, please visit christmasvillagetoystore.com

For questions or more information about how your office or place of work can participate, email toys@warehouse242.org.

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