The Kingdom House Holiday Market
For over 50 years, Kingdom House has celebrated the spirit of the holiday season through our Christmas Shop. The Shop is our way of saying “Keep up the good work!” to our program participants who have been working hard over the past year. Serving hundreds of our participants each year, the Shop provides carefully curated NEW household and clothing items, as well as age-appropriate toys. Our aim is to strengthen families while connecting them with the generosity of our donors.
Changes have come to the Shop this year to bring consistency to our empowerment and dignity approaches to our programming. Now called the “Holiday Market,” the shop will be inclusive of all participants we serve. This will be an affordable market offering low cost and choice items to match our City Harvest Market (food) and our Bodega (thrift shop) models.
This year’s Holiday Market will be held from December 7 – 13 (including set-up and take-down) at the 12th & Park Recreation Center. A map and parking instructions are located at the bottom of this page.
We are able to run a smooth and successful Holiday Market 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 Market. Opportunities include setting up, personal shopping (bilingual a plus!), organizing, greeting participants, packing up and more. All ages are welcome.
If you are interested in donating gifts for the Holiday Market, please download a suggested donations list. All items must be new and unwrapped. Donations can be dropped off at Kingdom House through December 7, or at 12th & Park Recreation Center on December 8 and 9. (We gratefully accept donations year-round.)
Location & Parking
The Holiday Market 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.
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