The Pride for Parents Christmas community store is an extension of CDC’s ministry in the Central Detroit area to restore Christ’s hope and encourage long-term development in the community. The goal of the Christmas store is to provide resources that encourage economic sustainability by starting a new tradition built on dignity and empowerment, not dependency. CDC gathers donations of toys, school uniforms and supplies, household items and food.
We then sell these gifts to families in our community for 70—90% off the retail price. That’s a $20 gift for $2-$6! The proceeds go back into the development of the store to further meet the needs of the community. The store seeks to utilize the Christmas holiday to serve the Central Detroit area with affordable Christmas gifts and necessities.
Thank you to all who contributed to the success of the Pride for Parents Christmas Store
Partner With Us!
The Christmas Store depends on our partners to donate cash, new toys and household items to make this program a success. Below is a list of suggested items that would make a wonderful donation to the Christmas Store.
Toys: Cars • Trains & Train Sets • Basketballs • Soccer balls • Footballs • Skateboards • Helmets/knee & elbow pads • Scooters • Remote controlled cars • Radios • Tricycles • Bikes • Barbies & Dolls (with dark skin) • Action Figures • Baby Toys • Board Books • Blocks • Legos • Board • Construction Vehicles
Picture Books • Novels & Board Books • Educational Computer Toys (like Leapfrog) • Toys designed to develop motor skills for babies like rattles, baby books, soft blocks • Puzzles • Coloring books • Washable Markers & Crayons • Art Supplies
Small Purses • Gloves/mittens/scarves sets • Hats/Caps • Body spray, lotion, etc • Jewelry • Picture Frames
New for all Ages:
Coats/Jackets • Gloves • Underwear (thermal & non-thermal) • Pyjamas • Undershirts • Socks • Casual Shirts • Dress Shirts • Sweaters • Sweat Shirts / Sweat Suits • Pants • Skirts • Dress Pants • Sneakers • School Uniforms (white button down and navy blue pants)
Each kit should include: 2 toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo (for African American hair), conditioner, body lotion, soap, razors, shaving cream