This year’s Affordable Christmas not only helps local families but will benefit our partners in Haiti and their efforts to provide education and care for children in need.

Giving Opportunities for Affordable Christmas:

  • Purchase New Gifts

    Shopping Tags, with suggested gift items, will be available on November 12 – December 10. Gifts should be purchased and brought back unwrapped to Core Community Church on November 19 – December 10.

  • Give Online

    If you would like to contribute financially toward Affordable Christmas online giving is available. Simply choose Affordable Christmas from the dropdown.

  • Purchase Supplies

    We will need a large amount of wrapping paper, bags, bows and tape to be used during Affordable Christmas.

  • Collection Boxes

    Take a collection box to your place of work and invite co-workers to purchase gifts to be donated to Affordable Christmas.  You can bring those collected gifts to Core by Sunday, December 10th.  This is a great way to involve others in what you are doing.

Serving Opportunities prior to Affordable Christmas:

  • Sorting Toys

    Help with counting, sorting and tagging toys.
    Dec. 10th, 2pm  (6 volunteers needed)
    Dec. 12th, 7pm.  (4 volunteers needed)

  • Coordinating Transportation

    Volunteers will be making calls to coordinate volunteer drivers with families in need of transportation.
    Dec. 10-13. (2 volunteers needed, one able to speak Spanish)

  • Toy shopping

    Shop for toys still needed.
    Dec. 12th, 10am.  (4 volunteers needed)

  • Decorating

    Decorate our Christmas store.
    Dec. 14th 6:30-9pm.  (12 volunteers needed)

  • Filled! Set up Christmas Store

    Set up our Christmas store with gifts, adjust bikes
    Dec. 15th 7-9pm.  (all volunteer needs filled)

Serving Opportunities on December 16th at Affordable Christmas:

  • Drivers

    Drivers will pickup and drop off families in need of rides.
    8:30-12:30 (15 volunteers needed)

  • Personal Shopper – English

    Personal shoppers will be paired up with the invited guest who will be shopping for gifts.  Personal shoppers must be comfortable initiating conversation with the intent to listen well.
    8:30-12 (15 volunteers needed)

  • Personal Shopper – Spanish or Creole

    Personal shoppers will be paired up with the invited guest who will be shopping for gifts.  Personal shoppers must be comfortable initiating conversation with the intent to listen well.
    8:30-12 (10 volunteers needed)

  • Fun Zone

    Play or do crafts with children of invited families and volunteers.
    8:30-12 (30 volunteers needed)

  • Filled! Food Team

    Some of this team will help with planning, most will be serving or cooking on their griddles.
    8-12.  (all volunteer needs filled)

  • Filled! Security Team

    8:30-12 (all volunteer needs filled)

  • Filled! Registration Table

    Registration table signing in families invited.
    8:30-12 (all volunteer needs filled)

  • Filled! Gift Wrappers

    9-12:15 (all volunteer needs filled)

  • Filled! Tear Down

    Tear down team to clean up.
    12-1pm (all volunteer needs filled)


  • Filled! Toy Restockers

    9-12 (all volunteer needs filled)

  • Filled! Nurse

    Nurse to serve at first aid station
    9-12 (all volunteer needs filled)

*Learn more about Affordable Christmas.