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Video: Volunteers Prepare Gifts for Children in Need

Christmas Store still needs monetary donations to cover costs this year

Community volunteers, including members of the Rotary Club of Oxford-Ole Miss, Interfaith Compassion Ministry, and young adults from the North Mississippi Regional Center, teamed on December 8, 2012 in Oxford, Mississippi, to sort more than 1,600 toys for more than 800 eligible children in need. They pitched in to bag and label the toys for the more than 300 eligible families invited to participate in the Christmas Store on December 15.
The Oxford Ole-Miss Rotary Club’s annual project, the Christmas Store, enters its 37th year. This community-sponsored program is operated by the Rotary Club of Oxford-Ole Miss in conjunction with the Interfaith Compassion Ministry. The club provides two toys and a book for each of the eligible children along with gift wrapping.
Earlier in the project timeline, ICM receives applications from schools, churches, and within ICM for children up to age 14 who qualify. Each application is screened by a volunteer committee to ensure need, and parents of eligible children are invited by letter to participate.
Though the gift purchasing phase is complete, the project still needs monetary donations this year to help cover costs. Donations may be made online here or may be sent to The Christmas Store, P. O. Box 1686, Oxford, MS 38655.
All donations are tax-deductible and can be made payable to ICM/The Christmas Store.
For more information on volunteering, contact the Rotary Club of Oxford-Ole Miss at oxfordchristmasstore@gmail.com or call 662-259-7150.

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