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Christmas Gifts for Children of Inmates


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An annual ministry of our church partnering with Outreach for Christ in Virginia Beach

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Christmas Gifts for Children of Inmates

  1. 1. CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS For Outreach to Children Please Bring to Church by Dec 2 or 9th For More Info See Tom & Svetlana Payne or Jo Sandlin. Items (new & good used) for the families of the inmates in the VA BchCorrectional Center and other needy Children and their Guardians.Boys: Girls: New born- 3 yrs Age appropriate toys; Rattles, blankets, infant toys, Toddler toys, Stuffed animals with sewed on eyes (no button type)Boys: Girls: 4 yrs to 18 yrs Dolls, there are never enough Black Barbie Dolls Board games- all ages Hand held electronic games Sports equipment (balls, gloves, bats) We are always short of *sports items and games* Wallets; Purses- varied ages Cologne, shaving items Perfumes, body wash, lotions Grooming sets, i.e. hair clips, Brush/combs, Make-up, nail polish, Nail sets etc socks/scarves/gloves/hats Watches Craft kits Sketch pad for drawing Coloring books Color pencils and crayons Car and plane models (include glue if needed) Jewelry, jewelry making kit Small radios, small CD player’s Remote controlled cars, etc. All ages: Jig Saw Puzzles—25 pieces to 300 piecesAdult Female Guardian: Purses, wallets, perfumes, make-up, nail polish, watches scarves/gloves; Kitchen items (pot holders, towels, trivets, etc.)Adult Male Guardian Shaving cream, wallets, socks, watches, cologne, scarves/glovesBatteries: AAA, C, AA, D, 9V, AG 10-1.5V, AG 13-1.5V We use a lot of these “Please”, no items pertaining to violence or witchcraft. Also, we do notgive computer software, games, since we do not know which child has a computer.
  2. 2. We ask that you limit the cost of a gift to no more than $20 or $25, so each child’spackage is about the same.We accept good used toys for all ages throughout the year. We are always inneed of items (see list) for the older Children and AdultsOutreach for Christ Christmas Toy MinistryLast year they gave away toys to about 2500 children. Our church bought hundreds ofdollars of toys and several families delivered some of them to children of inmates. Itwas a great joy for all who did it.Here’s how you can help:Outreach for Christ needs helpers to clean and bag toys. They need help fixingbicycles. They need help mailing toys and delivering them to local addresses. Toys willstart to to delivered on Dec 6 and go out for two more weeks or so.If you can give them a few hours to help at their warehouse, please call them to confirmwhen you are coming and what yo want to do: Call (757) 498-47002425 Bowland Pkwy # 109 Virginia Beach, VA 23454 Directions: 264 East----Take exit 19C toward London Bridge Rd Turn right onto London Bridge Rd, Turn right onto Bowland Pkwy. Destination will be 4th warehouse on the left