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On Saturday, December 17th, 2016, hundreds of families in need will come together for an incredible Christmas experience including a fantastic meal, the opportunity to ‘shop’ for gifts for their family members while enjoying the Christmas story and festivities and, then, take home a basket of Christmas food for the holiday!  Hundreds of volunteers from local churches will extend a hand up with a heart full of love.


Mount Olive has the opportunity to, once again, participate in this community event coordinated by Powerhouse Ministries called, “Christmas Around Towne.”  Last year Mount Olive partnered with Oak Hills Church to sponsor a specific ‘store’ in the shopping mall at Lakeside Church.  This year Mount Olive will help stock the shelves of all of the different ‘stores’ by gathering a wide variety of gift items.  Please refer to the list below.  Similar to last year donations will be collected in the large box labeled Christmas Around Towne currently placed in the Narthex and will then be delivered to the appropriate store liaisons. Please drop off new, unwrapped items through December 6 on Sundays, or during the week Monday-Wednesday 9AM–2PM in the church office.  If you would like to donate gift cards or money to the event (so needed items can be purchased), please place in an envelope marked “Christmas Around Towne” and give to Alexis in the church office or place in Leslie Rompel’s mail slot in the Narthex.  NOTE: Individual item purchase value should not exceed $25.


Volunteering made easy! Click on the link provided below to sign-up to serve either at Oak Hills Church for the Brunch or Lakeside Church, mall experience.  Look for specifics in upcoming weeks’ announcements.  Most important, please keep this outreach opportunity in your prayers.  Please pray for the families that will be served, the leaders, and the volunteers.  This event is a great way for churches and community organizations to come together to show the love of Christ to those in need!



Mt. Olive contact is:  Leslie Rompel or 415-203-6691


Christmas Around Towne Donation Suggestions

 NOTE:  Individual item purchase value should not exceed $25 and must be NEW,

              still in the box or with label attached.  Cash donations will be used to

              purchase items.


 BABIES (up to age 2)

  • Clothes (up to age 2)

  • Toys/Books

  • Blankets

  • Umbrella Strollers

  • Play Mats

  • Booties/Shoes
















  • Jewelry

  • Perfume/Lotion Sets

  • Bath Sets

  • Cosmetics Sets

  • Purses

  • Wallets

  • Scarves/Belts/Gloves

  • Headphones/Ear Buds

  • Blow Dryer/Curling Irons


  • Cologne Gift Sets

  • Shaving Kits

  • Small Tool Sets

  • Flashlights

  • Watches

  • Work Gloves

  • Headphones/Ear Buds

  • Clothes

  • Coffee/Thermal Mugs

  • Water Bottles

  • Dress Socks

  • Hats/Beanies

             KIDS (3-12)

  • Clothes (size 3 to age 12)

  • Sweatshirts

  • Gloves/Hats

  • Themed Children Bedding

  • Young Girls Purses

  • Hair Accessories


  • Board Games

  • Card Games

  • Cars/Trucks

  • Dolls

  • Craft Set Gifts

  • Action Figures

  • Art Supplies

  • Books

  • Lego/Building Sets

  • Trains

  • Bath Toys

  • Science Kits

    TEENS (13-18)

  • Basketballs

  • Footballs

  • Soccer Balls/Equipment

  • Water Bottles

  • Bike Helmets

  • Skateboards

  • CDs

  • DVDs

  • Video Games

  • Headphones/Ear Buds

  • Amazon Gift Cards

  • Target Gift Cards

      Starbucks Gift Card

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