Share the love and generosity of Christ in our communities by providing toys for under-resourced families.
What is Community Christmas Shoppe? First and foremost, Christmas Shoppe is a vessel to spread the word and love of Jesus Christ to those that are struggling financially this Christmas season. Through Christmas Shoppe, families are given the ability to provide Christmas gifts for their children. Collection boxes are placed in churches and businesses throughout the community where individuals can donate a new, unwrapped toy. We partner with local social service agencies to identify under-resourced families and carefully select those to invite to the Christmas Shoppe. On the day of the event, invited guests shop for new toys, sporting goods, electronics, and more at no personal cost. While festivities vary from location to location, most Shoppes provide hospitality (snacks, refreshments) as well as childcare with crafts and activities, entertainment, photos, gift wrapping, and much more!
How can you serve?
- Volunteer in the ACTION office; answer phones, organize paperwork
- Host a Toy Collection at your church, work or school.
- Donate toys! You can use our Toy Map to find the closest drop off location. All items must be new and unwrapped. Items needed for all ages: toys, games, sporting goods, arts and crafts, clothing, electronics, etc. See our Gift List for ideas!
- Volunteer at a Shoppe! Christmas Shoppes will be happening December 9th for Conejo Valley and Simi Valley and December 16th for Ventura, Oxnard, and Disability.
|Location||Volunteer Signup Link||Chairperson|
First Christian Church
801 Knollwood Ave.
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Simi Community Church
2000 Royal Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Orchard Community Church
8180 Telephone Rd
Ventura, CA 93004
Oxnard Revival Center
2640 Alvarado St, Oxnard, CA 93036
|Louis & Adam
Calvary Community Church
5495 Via Rocas
Westlake Village, CA 91362
|Tana & Gina
Volunteer Coordinator: Kendra Furgana