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.
First Baptist Daytona members may bring gift cards from Walmart ONLY to send to the families with children and seniors who were affected by the Maui fires on December 10th during the 2 services (9:30a & 11a). You may donate on AMD donation page, where AMD can purchase your gift card to go to Maui.
The 8th Annual Christmas Toy Store 2023 will be on Dec 11th & 12th. Call to get on wait list to secure an application. On 11/17/2023, First Baptist Daytona will call back those on the wait list. 386-253-5691.
If you go through Walmart’s Registry for Good website, choose Auxilium Manus DEO to purchase the gift cards. There are 2 churches & the Sacred Hearts school (who took in 100 students since an elementary school burned down 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 be Distributed FOR THE 2023, 8th Annual CHRISTMAS TOY STORE. we are ALSO sending Walmart gift cards to churches in Maui.
THE 8th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOY STORE WILL BE ON DECEMBER 11th and 12th at the First Baptist Daytona Church sponsoring it, limiting to 30-40 applications.
AMD WILL STILL BE GIVING TO LOCAL LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES. WILL YOU HELP US HELP THEM? WE ARE NOW COLLECTING “TOYS FOR JOYS” FOR 2023.
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.
The 8th Annual Christmas Toy Store is being restructured where the parent may choose only three gifts (1-small, 1-medium, & 1-large). An application can be picked up at the office at First Baptist Daytona church @ 10 First Baptist Parkway, Daytona Beach, 32124.
IN 2022, WE HAD ASKED 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.
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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