Since 2018, the eight churches that began De Pere Christian Outreach have collaborated on a successful Christmas Store serving low income/at risk families of De Pere. Families were referred by school social workers and the De Pere Christian Outreach Pantry.
Our experience has been that families have a more positive experience when they are able to choose and pay for the clothing, toys and gifts that bring joy to their kids during the holidays. This assistance model instills pride and dignity in the families we serve.
Throughout the year we accept monetary donations as well as new items for families to purchase at minimal prices from the store. Proceeds from the store are used to purchase additional items as inventory is depleted.
If you would like to be part of this program, please call Amy at 920.339.1060.
In 2021, we identified 160 families in De Pere who could most benefit from reduced pricing of gifts. These gifts went to 262 adult family members and 441 children.
What the families have said about our Christmas Store: