Saturday, December 6, 2014
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Abbington, Glen Ellyn
Adults: $40 Children $25
Enchant the grandchildren and children in your life while supporting children and mothers who are healing from domestic abuse this holiday season. What a great way to start a new holiday tradition for your family — and take home the perfect centerpiece for your holiday table.
Your family will enjoy festive holiday activities, musical entertainment and a delicious breakfast buffet. With the generous support of our community, clients and their children can attend free-of-charge.
- Breakfast buffet: 9:30 – 11 a.m. (come when you like and stay as long as you want)
- Decorating of gingerbread houses (each guest receives a house to decorate)
- Visits with Santa and Clara Claus
- Musical entertainment, carolling, storytelling and enchanted storybook characters
- Face painting, balloon artist and other holiday surprises
- Each guest who donates a gift card for the women and children in shelter will be entered into a raffle for holiday prizes
Families Caring and Sharing in the
True Spirit of the Holidays
December 11th, 12th, 15th and 16th
Holiday Shoppe is an opportunity to share the joy of the holiday season with victims of domestic violence and their children. Our clients are able to shop for free for their family in a welcoming and safe environment. At Family Shelter Service, we cannot be successful without the support of our local business community. Please distribute this information to your employees as we invite your company and to support this event with donations of toys, gifts, money and time.
You can make a difference this year by donating gift cards and new unwrapped children’s gifts, gift cards or cash donations.
Want to donate?
Gift cards to grocery stores, gas cards, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, are used at Holiday Shoppe and throughout the year to help clients replace items they had to leave behind. In addition, our teen age clients are especially appreciative when they receive a gift card that allows them to choose something for themselves. It is also our hope that each parent leave with a gift certificate to spend as they choose during the holiday season.
Donation Suggestions: Gift Cards from Wal-Mart, Target, Jewel, Walgreens, Baby toys, warm hats and mittens, children’s books (English and Spanish), puzzles, educational toys and games, Legos, blocks, arts and crafts supplies, sporting equipment and games, dolls (female, male, Caucasian and Latino), youth jewelry and cosmetics, pay as you go phones, cameras.
No violent toys, guns, swords or other weapons please.
Drop off and volunteer times:
Drop Off and Set Up: Thursday December 11th from 4pm to 7pm
Drop Off and Set Up: Friday December 12th from 9am to 6pm