In 2004, Human Solutions started the Holiday Store to better meet the needs of the growing numbers of children we serve during the cold winter months. This program allows parents, with the assistance of a staff member or volunteer, to select free gifts for their children ranging in age from newborn to 17 years old.

This season, our goal is to brighten the holidays for over 500 children in our community!


Want to help? Donate items or host a Holiday Drive!

We ask that all donated gifts be new and  unwrapped, so that parents may have the pleasure of choosing special items and wrapping them for their children.

We hope that your company, organization, or church will get involved by hosting a Holiday Drive.

Don’t have time to shop? No worries! We accept financial contributions, so our “elves” can do the shopping for you.

To donate: contact Sara Fisher, sfisher@humansolutions.org

Some Suggestions

Gifts for children age newborn to 17

  • Art and school supplies
  • Warm Jackets and pajamas
  • Socks, boys’ and girls ‘underwear
  • Toys: soccer, basket and footballs, skateboards, dolls, stuffed animals, Legos, blocks etc…
  • Games and puzzles
  • Baby items:  Diapers, blankets, bottles
  • Gift cards  for older children (ages 13-17)
  • Gift card ideas – Requested in $10 increments Starbucks, Burgerville, Regal movie cards, Old Navy, etc.

Home Appliances

  • Cookware sets, baking pans, dish sets, silverware, Tupperware, coffeemakers
  • Sheet sets, blankets, pillows, comforters, towels and wash cloths

Want to volunteer?

Volunteer Shifts

Sunday, December 18th

Setup, 1 PM to 5 PM

We need people to help set up tables, organize toys etc. I will also need able bodied people who can help me load and unload boxes. 15 to 20 volunteers would be ideal.

Monday, December 19th

8:00am to noon (morning shift)

Lunch provided from noon to 12:30

1:00pm to 5:00pm (afternoon shift)

Tuesday, December 20th

8:00am to noon

Lunch provided from noon to 12:30

1:00pm to 5:00pm

5 pm – 7 pm clean-up and packing

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You can volunteer as a group or individual. Here are some of the volunteer roles we have available:

Day of Event

  • Personal Shopper—this person assists the family with their shopping experience.
  • Organizer/store set up/food pantry– this includes sorting donations of clothing and setting out new items. Also includes organizing Food Pantry gift boxes.
  • Check out—This includes packing and bagging the items for the families, and helping the families carry the items to their vehicles. (Requires some moderate lifting)

Pre-Event

  • Committee Member — Help solicit donations and plan the event.
  • Donation Runner — Help  pick up donations and deliver them to the Holiday Store location.

To volunteer: contact Thomas Phillips, tphillips@humansolutions.org