Can you believe that we are already in Advent? In fact, December 4th is the second and final Sunday to donate gifts and other items to the City Mission Society’s Christmas Shops.
Our collection schedule is as follows:
- November 27 through December 4 – NEW gifts for the CMS Christmas Shop
- November 27 through January 5 – gently used coats for Anton’s Coats for Kids & Families
- December 11 – toiletries for Emmaus Inc.
- December 18 – items for the Reading Food Pantry
We will have our usual collection boxes inside the church. The main box will sit outside the doorway to the Music Room. The box for coats will be outside the Chapel. All CMS Christmas Shop items should be in the collection box by December 4, which allows time for sorting and distribution to organizations partnering with CMS.
The Mission Ministry thanks you in advance for your generosity!
City Mission Society Wish List (All Items must be NEW)
This year, in addition to clothing and toys, there is an increased need for household items. The following list includes high-need items marked with an asterisk *.
- Infant and Toddler Toys
- Dolls of diverse ethnicities*
- Children’s Toys
- Teen Games and Activities*
- Children’s Books
- Books featuring people of color*
- Teen Books
- Sports Equipment
- Art Supplies
- Gifts for Adults*
- Backpacks, Purses, Wallets
- Children’s Clothing – All Sizes
- Teen Clothing – All Sizes*
- Adult Clothing – All Sizes, including Professional/Work Attire*
- Underwear for all Ages/Sizes*
Household Supplies: (Must Be NEW)
- Cleaning Supplies
- Pots & Pans
- Mixing bowls
- Household Gifts