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January 5, 2022

Stuff The Truck Event 2021

By:
Pastor Natalie
Wallace

‘Tis the season of generosity.

Most of us drop coins into the bucket as we walk into the store, buy gifts for our loved ones and co-workers, bake some extra treats for our friends. But we may not  see our neighbors, co-workers or friends struggling just to pay their bills, much less put toys under the tree this Christmas.

Stuff the Truck is My City Church’s Christmas gift to Omaha. Partnering with local organizations and schools that can help us identify families in need of gift assistance this holiday season, we will provide multiple, brand new gifts to over 200 kids in foster care or low income households!

We’re thrilled to be supported by over 30 area businesses joining in to collect toys and donations in their storefronts and even offering discounts to encourage their customers to bring in a gift or two! Heading in for some fresh ink at Eye Candy Tattoo? Bring a toy! Grabbing coffee at Stories, Stir or Zen? Bring a toy! Haircut at Seven Salon, hitting the gym at Iron Heaven, or shopping at Altar’d State? Bring a toy!

This project has been a blessing to nearly 1000 children since 2017 and we’re excited to serve them again this holiday season.

You can get involved in any of the following ways:

PURCHASE TOYS

Grab as many brand new toys as you’d like with a $20-50 value and bring them to any of our drop off sites before December 15 or Sunday Morning services on December 12.

But what do I buy?

Anything a kid ages 0-12 would love. Pro Tip: Most toys have an age on them and many websites have buying guides by age group. We always need more for older kids ages 8-12.

Here are some great categories to shop from: Action figures and play sets, stuffed animals, building sets and blocks, dolls and dollhouses, dress up and pretend play, arts and crafts, board games, infant toys, vehicles, books and puzzles, make up kits and accessories.

DONATE MONEY

Not sure what to buy or don’t have time to shop? No worries, we’ll shop for you! Any amount from $5 to $500 makes a huge impact. Donate here to be sure 100% of your donation is directed towards the Stuff The Truck project.

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

On December 18 from 10am-12pm the families we’re supporting will arrive for their opportunity to shop all the toys you’ve donated and find the best ones for their kids! Don’t miss seeing the joy on a parents face when they find that perfect gift. Help them wrap it up and get it ready to go under the tree! Sign up here to join us as a volunteer that day.

Whichever way you decide to join in, know you are truly blessing a family right here in our city with the gift of Christmas!

Happy Shopping!

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