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BHITC Christmas Serving Opportunities

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BHITC Christmas Store
Building Hope in the City (BHITC) is busy gearing up for its annual Christmas Store to support families in the Clark-Fulton and Stockyards neighborhoods. So many families have been especially impacted by loss of employment, school services and other resources because of the pandemic, making the light and hope of Christmas needed more this year than ever before!

In fact, the unemployment rate in our city is still double (currently sitting at 8.4%) what it was before COVID. Community members in Clark-Fulton and Stockyards are still feeling the reality of this. The Christmas Store is unique in that it provides a dignifying shopping experience for these neighbors, where they will find brand-new toys for just a fraction of retail prices. 

BHITC again partners with Scranton Road Bible Church and plans to serve 200 kids in the neighborhood. Here's how you can help:

1) Donate new toys. You can shop the Christmas Store’s Amazon wishlist here and ship toys directly to BHITC’s offices. 

2) Organize a toy drive at your church or workplace.
Visit BHITC's website or email Lauren Peticca at for resources or assistance!

3) Volunteer! You can help by serving community members at the Christmas Store on December 4th and 5th.

Toy donations can be dropped off through Nov. 27th at BHITC's Offices: 
3274 W. 58th St., Cleveland 44102 - Monday through Friday, 9a to 4:30p. Please take the opportunity to get involved and bless families in the neighborhood!

Christmas Shopping for Friends & Family
Perplexed over your long shopping list this Christmas season? Not sure what to give the person who already has everything? BHITC has a variety of ministry gifts that you can easily purchase online! All you need to do is make your shopping list, match the people with the items you would like to gift, and check out! For gifts received by December 10, a Christmas Card will be mailed to each of your recipients informing them of the items you sponsored in their name. Click here for more information or to start shopping!


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