The Perfect Gift Store
The Perfect Gift Store is designed to provide struggling families with an opportunity to hand-pick the perfect gifts for their children. Stocked from top to bottom with donated toys and accessories, registered and approved parents can choose for their children without worry of Christmas costs. The Perfect Gift Store will reside in a rented space in downtown, Lac La Biche, entirely transformed into a winter wonderland for the fullest Christmas holiday experience. The premise of The Perfect Gift Store is to reach out to our neighbours, to encourage and bless those around us – and to provide a wonderous Christmas experience for the community as a whole.
Who is the targeted audience?
The Santa’s helpers organization has done a fantastic job year after year of providing for the town of Lac La Biche, and as such, our focus will be to reach the ‘out of town’ Lac La Biche County families that are struggling with finances during this Christmas season, applying to both the employed, as well as unemployed. Inspired by the rained out farmers, the oilfield workers that have experienced cut backs, or job loss, and everyday financially struggling families that are in need of a special blessing this Christmas season.
Inspired by Lethbridge’s Christmas outreach of “Shop of wonders”, we identify within our own community parents that would love to be involved in choosing their children’s Christmas gifts. Our goal is to empower families that wish to provide gifts but have struggled with resources and finances. The thrill a parent experiences, knowing the gift they hand-picked from The Perfect Gift Store will strike delight in their Childs eyes is our ultimate goal. The restoration of family love, memories, and holiday cheer is The Perfect Gift Store’s entire purpose, to return hero status to the struggling parents of our community.
How Does It Work?
Registration is located at the bottom of this page, as well as a link to this page from Facebook for parents to register. We will contact the names registered and make private appointments for parents to come and enjoy our store, and choose your children’s gifts. All gifts provided have been donated by generous people and businesses. The number of gifts you can choose will be shared with you at the beginning of your appointment, depending on how many registrations are collected before the deadline and the number of toys we have to give away. The downtown store will be open for appointments only.
Lac La Biche Firefighter Society and Santa’s helpers have served this community faithfully for the past 20 years, and run an excellent program of supplying hampers and toys to this community! We respectfully ask if you have registered with them or any other outreach program for this Christmas season already to please continue with them and not register with us as well – so that we can reach unreached families in the surrounding Lac La Biche County. Thank You.
How Can I Get Involved?
We have abundant opportunity for you to get involved in!
- Brand new toys to stock our shelves – Drop off Location is New Life Victory Fellowship (Mon-Thurs)
- High end quality Christmas decor for decorating our store
- Gift wrap and wrapping supplies
- Volunteers to help serve our community
- Help in advertising, and get the word out about “The perfect Gift Store”
- *$$ Finances to cover costs, and to buy toys for missing age groups. Ages 1-17
*All financial gifts (toy donations in excess of value of $100 or more with receipts) will get a Charitable tax receipt for 2019 year if wanted. Please make cheques payable to New Life Victory Fellowship, and designate in comments for “The Perfect Gift Store”. We also have a paypal option for online donations, and a debit machine at the church
Cut off Date for registration is December 11, and appointments will be made for the week of December 16-20.
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