Economic turmoil has had tremendous impact on the working poor. Those living at or below the poverty line in Chattanooga likely feel the sting of loss most poignantly at Christmastime.
The Chattanooga non-profit Hope for the Inner City has devised a great way to give these working folks the Christmas they long for. Through events like the annual Christmas Store, Hope for the Inner City is committed to seeing the urban poor move from dependency to self-sufficiency.
With a gift of $50 per child or $250 per family, a church or small group or an individual can empower financially struggling parents and grandparents to purchase Christmas presents for their children at deeply discounted prices–while preserving, the organization says, “their dignity and sacred role as providers.”
Won’t you join us in donating new toys, books, bikes, electronic items, winter clothing or other unwrapped gifts–or in making a financial contribution to the program?
The last day ton donate new toys, books, and clothes is tomorrow, Dec. 16. The Christmas Store will accept donations until 5:00 p.m.
The Christmas Store will remain open from 12 noon ’til 5:00 p.m. weekdays until Dec. 23. Shoppers must apply in advance at Hope for the Inner City’s office at 1800 Roanoke Avenue.