Affordable Christmas is a shopping event, hosted by the Greater Ridgecrest YMCA and Urban Young Life in Largo, that invites low-income and middle-class families to browse the “aisles” to find gifts they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. The gifts are then wrapped for them while they enjoy a meal (and child care), courtesy of the amazing volunteers!
Sounds awesome, right?
Our involvement as a sponsor means the following:
- We’ll be donating some new (unopened) toys and games to Current for the invited families
- If you don’t have toys to donate, you can donate money (even the smallest amount helps, and $20 buys a new toy)
- We’ll be volunteering that day at the event – Volunteers are needed to help out as cashiers, personal shoppers, gift wrappers and more!
This event is always lots of fun. And, we can bring our families along to help! The young ones can even play with other kids in the day care while we volunteer.
It will be held on Sunday, December 14 at the Ridgecrest YMCA in Largo from 3-6 p.m.
All you need to do to sign up is visit the Affordable Christmas site and under “Largo Event,” click “Donate” or “Volunteer.” It’s that easy. If you are in the Tampa Bay area and have new/unused items to donate (that meet the criteria on the site), and won’t be able to volunteer, you can drop them off with us. Just shoot us an e-mail.
NOTE: This is an invitation-only event. Families who are in need of help will need to register through Pinellas Urban Young Life.
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