The Christmas Shop
For over 50 years, Kingdom House has celebrated the generous spirit of the holiday season through the Christmas Shop. Serving an average of 400 families each year, the Shop provides carefully curated household and clothing items, as well as age-appropriate toys. Our aim is to strengthen families while connecting them with the generous gifts of our donors. The Christmas Shop is a complement to the holistic programming provided at Kingdom House, empowering individuals and families toward economic mobility.
This year’s Christmas Shop will be held from December 8 – 15 (participant shopping from December 11 – 14).
Location & Parking
The Christmas Shop will be held at the 12th & Park Recreation Center, located at 1410 S. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104. We ask that volunteers please park at Kingdom House, located one block away at 1321 S. 11th Street, as the Recreation Center parking lot will be reserved for Kingdom House participants while they shop. Download a parking map.
We are able to run a smooth and successful Christmas Shop thanks to the efforts of volunteers. We greatly appreciate the help we receive! We have many individual and group volunteer opportunities available for this year’s Shop. Opportunities include setting up, personal shopping (bilingual a plus!), organizing, greeting participants, packing up and more. All ages are welcome.
Shift sign-ups will be available in late October.
If you are interested in donating gifts for the Shop, please view our suggested donations list below. Download a suggested donations list. All items must be new and unwrapped. Donations can be dropped off at Kingdom House through December 8, or at 12th & Park Recreation Center on December 9 and 10. (We gratefully accept donations year-round.)
Most Needed Items
gift cards (Target, Walmart, K-Mart, Redbox, Amazon, Family Dollar, etc.)
jeans – all sizes (plus)
pots and pans
Gifts for Teens
jewelry & beaded bracelets
hair styling (straight iron, curling iron, blow-dryer)
perfume (Bath & Body)
fingernail design items
long john sets
Gifts for Children
toys (ages 2-12)
remote control trucks, trains, cars
imaginative play items
toy musical instruments
Doc McStuffins & Frozen
Coats and heavy jackets
infant clothing (not newborn)
Volunteers: Dan Richter, firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 627-1233
Donations: Jennifer Weston, email@example.com or (314) 627-1225
Participants: Emily Stuart, firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 627-6380