GIVING THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS TO FAMILIES IN NEED.
Community Christmas Shoppe is a holiday tradition in Ventura County. This event serves under-resourced families by providing toys for Christmas. We partner with local social service agencies to find families otherwise unable to afford Christmas presents for their children and invite them to “shop” for toys at no personal cost. While Community Christmas Shoppe is a fun and festive event for the whole family, our true mission is to provide families with a community of support that will outlast the holiday season.
JOIN THE LARGEST TOY GIVEAWAY IN VENTURA COUNTY.
Each year, Christmas Shoppe serves 1,500 families. Our families are given tickets to attend through their social service agency, school, or church. Parents shop for gifts with their child’s wishes in mind, with a selection of items ranging from bicycles to books! Nearly 15,000 gifts are given away each year at our five shoppes because every child deserves a Christmas. Help us do more for families in need by donating a toy!
HELP US CREATE A COMMUNITY THAT CARES!
Community Christmas Shoppe is not just about the toys. Families that come to a shoppe are assisted by volunteers that get to know them, pray with them, and help them connect to a church or a social service agency. But we need help raising funds to provide the needed bibles, crafts, food, and beverages that make our program a transformative event for the whole family! Support your local shoppe by becoming a fundraiser below!
Community Christmas Shoppe is a fun and festive event for the families we serve because hundreds of volunteers join in making it a success. Volunteers assist with everything from hospitality to helping families select toys, gift wrapping, entertainment, and more! And we need your help this year as we serve even more families this holiday season. Please join us in volunteering at a Christmas Shoppe in your community! Our 2023 Shoppes will be hosted on December 9 & 16.
Check out our Christmas Shoppe toolkit to find information on how to host a toybox, what gifts are on the list, and where to donate. If you are a new volunteer, please review the training manual for a guide on the volunteer positions.