ANNUAL CHRISTMAS Events
Thank You for being a Piece of the Puzzle in participating in the Toys for Joys programs for the Children in the diverse communities within the Greater Daytona Beach cities/towns located throughout Volusia County. In 2023, AMD IS ALSO GOING TO HELP CHILDREN & SENIORS IN MAUI WHO WERE AFFTECTED BY THE FIRES.
TBD: First Baptist Daytona may collect gift cards from Walmart ONLY to send to the families with children and seniors who were affected by the Maui fires on December 3rd during the 2 services (9:30a & 11a). You may donate on AMD donation page now.
The 8th Annual Christmas Toy Store 2023 will be postponed to 2024, so we may give to a community that has no means for Christmas in Maui.
If you go through Walmart’s Registry for Good website, choose Auxilium Manus DEO to purchase the gift cards. There are 2 churches on the island of Maui that will receive the gift cards which they will distribute to the families who need assistance for Christmas. In addition, go to our donate page and I will personally go to Walmart and have your donation transferred into a gift card.
Applications will NOT be Distributed FOR THE 2023, 8th Annual CHRISTMAS TOY STORE because we are sending Walmart gift cards to churches in Maui.
THE 8th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOY STORE WILL BE POSTPONED TO 2024.
HOWEVER, WE WILL BE HELPING LOCAL LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES.
THE BOOK TITLED “WHEN HELPING HURTS: HOW TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY WITHOUT HURTING THE POOR OR YOURSELF” BY CORBETT & FIKKERT, 2 PASTORS WHO ACKNOWLEDGED IN THEIR MINISTRY/CHURCH, THE POOR ARE TIRED OF “US” TELLING THEM WHAT THEY NEED AND “ASSUMING” THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD IS NOT PROVIDING FOR THE FAMILY, AND WE WILL DO IT FOR THEM, WHEN THEY ARE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING. THE PROVISIONS MAY NOT BE EXTRAVAGANT, BUT THE POOR LOSES THEIR DIGNITY AND IS NOT EMPOWERED WHEN ORGS AND INDIVIDUALS ASSUME THEY ARE HELPING WHEN IN REALITY THEY ARE HURTING THE FAMILY UNIT. THESE FAMILIES DO NOT WANT A HANDOUT, BUT MAY NEED A LITTLE ASSISTANCE WHERE THEY ARE MAKING A CONTRIBUTION. IN 2023, WE ARE ASKING FOR A SMALL DONATION AND THE “SHOPPER” CHOSE EITHER 3 GIFTS FOR $10.00 PLUS TWO GIFTS RECOMMENDED BY AMD, BUT WAIT, THEY GET TO CHOOSE THE GIFTS AND EACH CHILD RECEIVES A STOCKING W/ STOCKING STUFFERS, 1-2 ROLLS OF PAPER PER FAMILY, 1 ROLL OF SCOTCH TAPE, 1 BAG OF BOWS ALL FOR $10 PER KIDDO. THE 8th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOY STORE DONATIONS GOES BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY (CHURCH BENEVOLENT PROGRAM) TO HELP THOSE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE WITH UTILITIES. IF ONE SHOPS AT A CORPORATE STORE, ALL THE MONEY IS PROFIT AND STAYS IN THE POCKETS OF THE CORPORATION. KEEPING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS, WE LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND PRAY WITH THEM. TO SEE THEIR DEEP GRATITUDE WHERE THEY WERE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE AND HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS, DURING THEIR TOUGH TIME. THEIR DONATION IS HELPING ANOTHER FAMILY WHO IS ALSO HAVING A TOUGH TIME WITH THE UTILITY BILL(S) OR CAREER DEVELOPMENT. WILL YOU HELP US HELP THEM? WE ARE NOW COLLECTING “TOYS FOR JOYS” FOR 2023. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS. KATHERYN
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DROP OFF TOYS, YOU STILL MAY DONATE ON THIS WEBSITE, OR VISIT WALMART’ REGISTRY FOR GOOD OR SMILE.AMAZON.COM AND MAKE A PURCHASE. GOD LOVES A GENEROUS GIVER AND TO LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
DOLLAR GENERAL located at 2112 S. A1A, DB Shores have a huge selection of toys you can purchase then donate to our christmas programs like these two adorable bears.
The plush bears got a new home for Christmas.
Thank you and may God Bless You!
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