BDC Christmas Store
All toys can be dropped off at Christ Church in the Seabrook Lobby at the designated box to the right of the Welcome Desk!
Unable to make it to the store this Christmas? Shop the Amazon Wishlist by clicking this picture. All toys should be shipped to:
SERVICE OVER SELF
2505 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
WHY A CHRISTMAS STORE?
Several organizations, including many that Christ Church is in partnership with, do incredible work to tangibly show the love of Christ to those they serve during Christmas. One reason we make a special partnership with the Binghampton Development Corporation’s store is the gift of dignity that it provides to those they serve. By purchasing a gift for a child in the neighborhood, you are in fact providing three gifts in one!
First are the incredible toys that kids in the neighborhood will receive. All toys given to the BDC are brand new and priced on a scale that ranges from $1-5. A full Amazon Wishlist is available at the top of this page, or you may purchase your own. Second is the gift of pride for parents. As John Perkins from Focused Community Strategies said, “It is a universal truth that everyone loves to find a bargain. Everyone loves to show how much they saved by finding good deals. Why would we think it is a blessing to the poor to deprive them of this joy by giving charitable gifts that deplete their dignity?” By giving a toy to the BDC, you will be giving the gift of letting parents pick out their toys for their kids, working to pay for them and having the pride of watching their children open them on Christmas morning. The third is the gift of jobs for residents in the neighborhood. The store is run entirely by residents from Binghampton. Families that are eligible to shop at the store, which are selected through partnership with multiple neighborhood ministries including Service Over Self, Eikon and the Carpenter Art Garden, will be assisted completely by their fellow neighbors. Staff this year will also be assisting in the gift wrapping of the toys.
Are you going shopping as a family this year? Check out our new family devotional for you and your children to do together. This devotional was written by Brad Bogue, Director of Family Ministry, and Grant Caldwell, Director of Local Missions to give greater meaning and spiritual significance to serving as a family!
If you have any further questions about the store, contact Grant Caldwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the number for the church listed below.