A Hand Up Instead of a Handout …
The purpose of the Pride for Parents Christmas Store is to celebrate the birth of Christ by providing low-income parents, in need of financial assistance, a way to purchase gifts for their children at affordable prices. Generous donors make the gifts available for this purpose only.
Some businesses, organizations, groups of friends, and churches shop for new gifts and donate them to The Encouraging Place as part of their holiday giving instead of giving to each other. The gifts are donated unwrapped and set up in a store-like setting for parents to shop for their own children.
We provide these gifts at extremely low prices so that the parents have the joy of purchasing items for their kids. There is nothing like the joy of watching a child unwrap a gift that you have purchased for them to enjoy. We are also able to wrap the gifts for the purchasers at no charge to them!!