photo 2Sunday, December 8, 2019
First Community North, 3777 Dublin Rd., Room 128
$20 per participant: donate online

On Sunday, December 8, we will be purchasing gifts for families who would otherwise be unable to provide Christmas presents for their children. We are adopting seven families this year. On December 8, we will purchase not only gifts for the children, but also much-needed household supplies and toiletries.

Middle schoolers and high schoolers will form small groups; each small group will shop for a different individual. With the help of a leader, each group will consider the “needs and wants” of their family member, keep the budget in mind, and purchase gifts. We will then return to the church to wrap gifts. This is an important mission for the families we serve as well as for our youth to discover the importance of giving.

How to Help

Middle School & High School

Grades 6-12 will meet from 6:00 pm to approximately 8:30 pm. We will follow the approximate time schedule below. Please keep in mind that we cannot accurately predict how long check-out will take; we encourage families to wait in the Unity Hall as our kids finish up. Or, simply participate with your kids! Scroll down for info on parent participation.

  • 6:00 pm – Meet in Room 128 for information on families’ wants and needs, and eat dinner
  • 6:30 pm – Load the church vans and head to Target on Trueman Blvd (see below for more transportation details)
  • 7:30 pm – Check out at Target
  • 7:45 pm – Return to the church and organize gifts
  • Stay to wrap gifts –Siblings and parents are welcome to join in the wrapping and delivery effort!



Transportation will be provided to Target on Trueman Blvd. to shop (2.8 miles from the North Campus) as well as to the homes of the families we will serve. We will be driving in church vans and personal cars driven by church staff, Crossroads leaders, and adult volunteers.

Parents: sign up to drive


We ask each participant to donate $20. Donations are essential for making this project possible; last year we needed to collect more than $2800 to support these families. The suggested donation is $20, but we will accept any donation, no matter how big or small. Donations can be made in the following ways:

  • Click to donate online
  • Bring cash or check donations to church on Sunday, December 8.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who Do We Serve? We are adopting families who are clients of First Community’s Heart to Heart Food Pantry. We are excited to provide even more support to these deserving families. The number of individuals we will serve, age range and needs vary from year to year.

Will Dinner be provided? Yes, dinner will be provided to those students who are able to stay to wrap and deliver gifts to families.



For more information, please contact Jimmy Long, Youth Ministry & Program Coordinator, or call  614.488.0681 ext. 103


Back to the Youth Ministry page.