A word from our Jubilee Store Lay Leader, Christi Farr:
Like so many ministry partners this year, the Jubilee Store team has had to adapt our model while staying true to the mission of empowering and supporting families emerging from homelessness in the midst of COVID-19. We are not able to create our traditional retail ‘Store’, but we still need your help creating a meaningful and joyous holiday for the families of Charlotte Family Housing! Families will be given the opportunity to purchase discounted gift cards to do their shopping online, rather than in our store. We will be on hand for a festive drive-through the weekend before Thanksgiving for families to purchase these cards, and each family will also receive gift wrap supplies and a gift certificate for a prepared Thanksgiving meal. MPPC Youth will also supply festive Holiday Baskets to each family. Please consider donating to support Jubilee this year.
Though the Jubilee Store will look different this year, this is still a really important part of the Christmas season for many Charlotte Family Housing families. Nothing feels more like Christmas than a shared family meal or the joy on a child’s face when they open that one gift they’ve been hoping for. Purchasing a gift card, meal voucher, or wrapping supplies will truly empower these families and show them how much they are cared for.
Gift Wrap Kits: Kits will include 2 rolls of wrapping paper, 1 roll of tape, 1 pair of scissors, and ribbon or bows. The Amazon Wishlist of items can be found here, open now- Nov. 10.
Gift Cards: Each Charlotte Family Housing family participating in Jubilee Store will work with their social worker to put a monetary deposit down for their gift cards. This strength based approach is great for two reasons, each family is invested in the process and they will be able to purchase with full autonomy the gifts they know their children will love. $50 will cover Christmas gifts for one child and $100 will cover the cost of gifts for two children. Gift cards can be purchased here (Link to come.)
Meal Vouchers: This year we are providing holiday meal vouchers in lieu of the typical holiday meals we provide. These meal vouchers will be given to families so that they are able to go to the store and purchase the food items needed for a delicious Christmas dinner. $50 dollars will purchase the food needed for one family’s holiday meal. Meal vouchers can be purchased here (Link to come.)