The Christmas Store
The Christmas list…all kids love to make them as the holidays approach yet, whatever the wish, mom and dad may not be able to afford it. And nothing hurts more than the inability to provide their own special memories for their children.
That’s why we started a new tradition that’s built on dignity, not dependency. We call it The Christmas Store
This concept was started in 1983 by an urban ministry in Atlanta, is simple, yet extremely rewarding to both parents and children in need. Parents are blessed with the gift of choosing those gifts their children are requesting and giving to their children. The children are blessed with a Christmas gift actually from their parents. And the program provides a meaningful way for the more fortunate to donate children’s gifts during the Christmas season. The program has been replicated by urban ministries across the country and Touching Miami with Love has been hosting a Christmas Store since 2003.
Touching Miami with Love adds an additional component of dignity as we use the profits from the sale of toys at The Christmas Store to employ parents who are either unemployed or vastly under-employed to run all aspects of the store. For many, this holiday employment is the catalyst for getting their first job, getting back into the workforce, or just extra needed funds during the holidays.
Instead of giving a gift directly to a needy child, donate new toys for children of all ages, to The Christmas Store. We will sell them – not give them – to working parents who can afford to pay a small price. Thanks for your role in giving the gift of dignity this Christmas season.
Download our Wish List
Watch our TML Christmas Store Promo Video
You can sign up as an individual, a family, or group to serve just a meal for our youth just one time or on a regular basis. Please contact us using the form below. Please use the contact form below to email us.
Overtown Site: 711 NW 6th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
West Homestead Site: 1350 SW 4th Street, Homestead, FL 33101
For all mailing to either site please use: P.O. Box 01-3279, Miami, FL 33101