- Posted on 11/09/2018
The Manger Mall is a program started in 2009 to help struggling families provide a gift for their child(ren) at Christmas. The Manger Mall was created to assist these families while helping them maintain their dignity. North Shore Bible Church in Manson will again be the venue for the Manger Mall on December 15 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Chelan Valley Hope is organizing and overseeing the event.
To participate in Manger Mall, families in need at Christmas must complete a registration form and return the form to Manger Mall – PO Box 477 – Chelan, WA 98816. Forms are available at all local schools, many of the churches in the area and at Chelan Valley Hope. The form needs to be postmarked by November 21 to qualify. An appointment card will be mailed back to you and remember to bring the card with you on December 15.
Parents check in and then are sent to the mall area where hundreds of gifts are on display. Parents pick one gift for each child on their list. They then proceed to the checkout line and pay $1 for each gift. Next, it's off to the wrapping station where not only tape, ribbon and Christmas paper is available, there are also volunteers willing to assist. Christmas music is playing in the background and coffee, punch and cookies are there to round out a great experience. What a great day for everyone!
If you would like to contribute to this heartwarming program monetary donations can be made to Manger Mall, PO Box 477, Chelan, WA 98816. We accept new toys for girls and boys, ages Infant to 18 years of age ranging from $15-$25. Toys can be dropped off at North Shore Bible Church or Chelan Valley Hope. The Manger Mall is a part of Chelan Valley Hope Organization a (501c3) so your donations are tax deductible under federal tax codes.
By Norm Manly