GIFTS FOR PARENTS, 9 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2675 E. Washington Street, Iowa City
An opportunity for kids, ages 4–14, to experience the joy of giving. Kids select up to 3 free gifts to give to important adults in their lives.
Donations and Volunteers are Needed!
Faith community coordinators and individuals should deliver donated items to St. Mark’s fellowship hall on Thursday, 12/1, at 9 am to 6:30 pm.
Items should be new, or gently used and clean. NO sized clothing; hats, gloves and scarves are welcome. Gifts for men are especially helpful. For items requiring batteries, please supply batteries. Suggested donations:
-caps, scarves, gloves -flashlights (include batteries)
-jewelry, costume jewelry -hand tool sets
-unique coffee mugs / cups -craft items
-knick-knacks -decorative key chain-gas prepaid cards
-wall art, shelf art, table art -decorative soaps or bubble bath
-wallets & purses -Amaryllis bulbs
-tree ornaments -car emergency kits, ice scrapers / snow brushes
-scented lotion or after shave -gift cards to local businesses
-scented/decorative candles -tire pressure gauge
-kitchen gadgets: aprons, cutting boards, -Hawkeye items
potholders, dish towels, etc. -jigsaw puzzles, games & cards
We also need donations of “Tall Kitchen” bags, small jewelry boxes, gift bags, bows, tape, & adhesive tags. We do not need wrapping paper.
Volunteers are needed for specific shifts within the broad time frames noted below:
· Set up/sorting on Thursday, December 1, 12–8:00 p.m.
· Set up/sorting on Friday, December 2, 9:00 a.m.-Noon
· Greeters, escorts, wrappers, cleanup, etc., Saturday, December 3, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
· Assist the St Mark’s Men’s Group to prepare, serve & clean up after the pancake breakfast.
Get specific volunteer information and sign up to volunteer at: