Every year this wonderful initiative gives children the opportunity to shop for a gift for their mom, dad, guardian or the special adult at no cost to the student or the school. You can help stock St. Anthony’s Santa Shop with wonderful items the children can choose. St. Anthony’s is a predominately Hispanic school that has 1200 students from K4 through high school in 4 different locations. Donated gifts can be gently used items or new things you purchase. Store clearance shelves, the dollar stores, and discount stores can all provide simple gifts for the children to choose. We will be using small Christmas bags the size of a lunch bag or a bit larger to wrap the gifts. Please bring in your items by November 21. Look for the collection bins in the Narthex.
Here is a list of suggested items:
Candles, candy dishes, coasters, coffee mugs & coffee (individual bags),cookbooks, dish clothes, frames 4” x 6” or 5” x 7”, gloves, hot pads, inexpensive jewelry, kitchen towels, knick-knacks, loofahs, lotions, ornaments (the children seem to like glitter and shine), winter knit scarves, small vases, snow globes, soaps (bottled & bars), spatulas & spoons to combine with our kitchen towels, wallets, perfume.
Small hand tools, i.e. screwdrivers, measuring tapes, pliers, small hammer, ties, coffee mugs & coffee (individual bags), cologne, shave cream, combs, flashlights, gloves, ice scrapers (small), key rings, knit winter hats, winter scarves, wallets and Wisconsin sports teams’ items.