Opportunity Details

Family Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:1+

Gifts of Joy Wonderland

A local church will be set up as gift shop to give our residents the opportunity to “Shop” for Christmas gifts for themselves and their children from community donations. Oftentimes, Holidays can be the saddest season for families in shelter, but we know that letting the moms personally shop for their families will give them a sense of gratitude when they see their children’s faces light up on Christmas morning!
Due to COVID-19, we will be taking extra precautions and limiting the client-staff interactions, as well as the number of clients “Shopping” at a time.
If you wish to help:

  1. Sign up for this opportunity by expressing interest.
  2. Check out the wish list https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2ASVJK6RUXED0?ref_=wl_share
  3. Drop off gifts
    1. Central Baptist Church (1200 Hodges Ferry Rd, Portsmouth, VA 23701)
    2. Wednesday, December 9th through Wednesday, December 16th (Excluding Saturday & Sunday)
    3. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    4. Or a date can be scheduled by our Holiday Coordinator for a donation pickup according to donor and H.E.R Shelter staff availability. For further questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Summer at Summer@hershelter.com.
    5. If you wish to volunteer at the Joy Wonderland Shop please express interest here https://www.volunteerhr.org/opportunity/a0C3l00000kBXNO
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