Q. Why did you change to a Christmas Shop?
We believe that every parent, no matter their income,
appreciates the opportunity to provide Christmas gifts for their children. Because of this desire, we want to help
people provide these gifts at greatly reduced rates. Another reason we made this change is that as
we open other First Church facilities in other communities, we will be able to
offer The Christmas Shop at those locations.
This gives First Church more opportunities to serve the communities we
Q. Who gets to shop at the Christmas Shop?
A. Each of our
partner schools (Burlington Elementary, Goodridge Elementary, New Haven
Elementary, Stephens Elementary) and the Tent Day communities that First Church
serves at will receive an invitation for their family. If your child(ren) attends one of these 4
schools, contact your school Family Resource Center in October and request an
invitation. Once you receive the
invitation, you will need to fill out a registration online by November 1.
If you do not live in the school districts of Burlington,
Goodridge, New Haven or Stephens Elementary schools contact the Family Resource
Center at your school to see what other options are available to you. We hope to add more schools to our partnership
in the future.
Q. When and where is the shop?
The shop will be located at the Burlington Campus of
First Church (6080 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, KY). The shop will be held in the main
building. We will be open December 6 (6-8 p.m.) and
December 7 (10-noon & 2-4p.m.).
Q. What age ranges will The Christmas Shop have gifts for?
A. Birth-17 years old.
Q. How will you price the
A. All gifts
will be priced at 80% off retail prices. For example, a gift which is priced at $30, will be $5 at the Christmas Shop.
Q. What kind of gifts will be available?
In order to obtain the gifts that your child wants, we
have utilized lists of this year’s top children’s gifts for various ages and
genders. Some examples of the types of gifts that will available for purchase
are: dolls, Nerf, Hatchimals, action figures, Bluetooth speakers.
Q. Will be there a limit to
how much I can spend?
A. There will
be a $10 limit for each child. That $10 represents
$50 of brand new gifts for each child.
Q. Will clothing be available at The Christmas Shop?
A. We will not have clothing items available at The
Christmas Shop. However, there will be a limited number of gift cards available
for purchase at discounted prices for your children who need clothing items.
Q. Can I bring my kids?
We’ll have a fun kids area where your child(ren) can play games and make crafts while you shop or they can shop with you. Infants will be kept with their parents, strollers are welcome. All volunteers working with children have completed a background check.
Q. Will Santa be there?
A. No, Santa will not be at the Christmas Shop.
Q. What will the experience be like?
A. You’ll register online to shop at The Christmas
Shop. You’ll arrive at your desiginated
time and check-in. Your children can be
checked into Kidzone before you shop where they’ll have a lot of Christmas
fun. You’ll head to the shopping room
where you can peruse through our shopping room. The gifts will be organized by age and gender.
After you select your gifts, you’ll check-out and have the option to
wrap your gifts or have our team do it for you.
You can take the gifts to your vehicle, pick up your kids, and enjoy
some Christmas cookies, hot chocolate as a family.
Q. What type of payment will you accept?
A. We will accept cash only.
Q. When do I need to register by?
Please register by November 11th so that we
can ensure we have enough gifts available in The Christmas Shop.
Q. Do you offer transportation to the Christmas Shop?
A. We are unable to offer transportation to the Christmas Shop. You'll receive your shopping time a couple weeks in advance to allow time to arrange for transportation.
Q. What if I cannot
afford to purchase gifts for my children?
A. We can offer shop credit for every hour you
serve with a non-profit in our community.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more
information and sign-up.