North(east) Pole

Provides toys for families to purchase at 10% of the retail value in December.

Toys are donated by individuals, churches and organizations.

Pre-screening required. Eligibility based on being registered as a food pantry client.

Program is offered in December.

A collaborative of Berkley Hills Church, St. Alphonsus Church and NECM to provide donated gifts for Christmas for families to purchase for their children at a very nominal cost.  Last year over $45,000 in retail value of gifts were donated!  Families were given choice and were empowered by feeling pride and joy in being part of purchasing in lieu of their children!

Dates:
Monday, December 5:  5- 7pm
Wednesday, December 7: 1-3pm
Saturday, December 10: 10am to 12 noon

At St. Alphonsus Church, 228 Carrier NE, Grand Rapids MI, 49505

Our goal is to raise $75,000 in toys (retail value).  This program is open to the public, our goal is to serve 500 families.