The Second and Third weekends every December
Onsite at 719 N. Massachusetts Avenue
Our holiday ministries run a little differently. There are no sponsored families, no used toys, no well-intentioned strangers appearing at the door laden with gifts and food…Instead, we host a fully functioning neighborhood store for two weekends in December. We receive brand new toys and funds to purchase toys from many individuals and groups We have a huge pricing night where a flurry of volunteers discount the toys 75% and set up the store. It is a lot of work, but the outcome is parents having the opportunity to select and purchase new toys for their own children.
Recently a parent told us, “It’s not like a yard sale. It’s like what you would find in a store—only with much lower prices! I feel like I can actually shop for my kids’ Christmas here.” Another first-time shopping mom said, “I love that this store is for our neighborhood—not just because I’m poor.”
The YouTube link below illustrates our holiday philosophy of ministry –
Please support our Neighborhood Christmas Store. We will need about 2000 gifts donated or funded. You can donate money for us to shop, especially for big items. Look at the donate tab on our home page page and dedicate your gift to Christmas Store. Or text “PSM” to 50155 and follow the prompts.
Gifts should be given as new in the original package and unwrapped.
Please deliver to 719 N. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801 by December 5.
The most ministry-friendly way to donate store funds (without our incurring credit card and processing fees) is through a check or bank check mailed to Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts, Lakeland, FL 33801. If you are unable to donate through the mail, then for your convenience you can donate through this website here at Donate Now.
2016 Promotional Materials to spread the word:
PSM CS Flyer 2016 — 3 up FOR PRINTING
Teen bedroom acessories/decor: pillows, lamps, wall art, etc.
Teen make-up, nail polish
Teen fitness equipment
Electronic Phone Accessories: speakers, chargers, etc.
Art supplies for children & teens
Jewelry for children & teens
Electronic games for children & teens
Lotion and hair accessories for children & teens
Purses & wallets for children & teens
DVDs for children & teens
Dolls (Black & Barbie, NO Bratz)
Footballs, basketballs, kickballs
Educational toys, games & puzzles
Christmas wrapping supplies: Gift Bags especially (all sizes from small to large bike-bags)! Tape, bows, scissors, gift tags, wrapping paper.