A Christmas to Remember

A SteppingOut Ministry

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               Passionately Serving Families in                Northwest Arkansas for 15 Years

Thank you for joining us for our 15th annual A Christmas to Remember event.

We had such an amazing turnout this year and our volunteers are some of the absolute best!

Although our event has concluded for 2021, you can rest assured that we are already hard at work planning our next event.

The past two years have been a challenge, to say the least. Converting our event from an indoor event to an outdoor one took a lot of creativity, planning, and determination...but it was well worth the time and effort.

 

Although COVID has packed a punch on our world and caused many changes to our way of life, it has also caused us to stop and re-examine what we do, how we do it...and why!

 

It has done the same for us!

Many of the changes that we have made over the past two years will now be implemented into our indoor event making it even better than before.

 

Thank you once again for joining us...we look forward to seeing you in 2022.

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Welcome to

"A Christmas to Remember"

A Christmas gift program unlike any other!

Opening our door in 2006, A Christmas to Remember was created as a ministry

to help ease the stress for under-resourced families at Christmas time.

 

Over the past 15 years, we have provided gifts for hundreds of families in our community. But we haven't done it alone.

 

It is through the efforts and generosity of local businesses, individuals, and volunteers, that we can proudly say "We have never had to turn a family away."

 

 

 What makes our program so special?

Our program is not a wish list program...it is an entire morning of shopping, gift wrapping, Christmas music, snacks, and more...and the shoppers are...

CHILDREN...ages 1st-6th grade.

When children arrive, they will shop rows and rows of gifts in search of the perfect gift for EACH member of their family...an opportunity that many children have never experienced.

Gifts will be wrapped, tagged, and bagged and then sent home to be placed under their tree for Christmas morning.

Each child will also receive a gift of their very own. Selected by a sibling or one of our many volunteers.

How Do We Select Families?

We don't!

We leave that to the professionals...The school counselors, caseworkers, program directors, and social workers. After all, who knows their kids better than they do?

Each child/family is recommended...and registered online by their school counselor, program director, or social worker. 

To make sure that all children have been accounted for, we double-check our list of children with each school counselor, program director, or social worker before shopping day.

When Is The Event Held?

 Our "A Christmas to Remember" event is generally held the first Saturday in December.

 

 

Where Do All The Amazing Gifts Come From?

 All gifts for our program are generously donated through local businesses, vendors, churches, and individuals throughout our community. Several of our vendors have been with us for many, many years...and donate some pretty AMAZING gifts.

What Kind of Gift Items Do We Accept?

  • Any and all new items for men, women, youth, children, babies...even pets.

  • Toys, Socks, Hats, Warm Mittens, Makeup, Tools, Fishing Items, Sports Items, puzzles, games, kitchen gadgets, sewing items, electronics, books, science, and craft kits, etc. etc. 

  • Open gift sets (unused) - We have an amazing group of volunteers that can take a variety of items and create some pretty amazing gift sets.

  • Sample sale items.

  • Discontinued items.

  • Gift wrapping, ribbons, bows, gift boxes, scotch tape, packaging tape

  • Stocking Stuffers

  • Snack Items

  • Warehouse items. Cleaning out your warehouse? Give us a call!

  • No item is too big...or too small

Have items that you want to donate? Simply fill out the form below and we will schedule a pick-up. Questions? Call 479-619-9932

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer

I would like to volunteer to help with the "A Christmas to Remember" event.

Pulling the event together and running it requires a LOT of volunteers.

Everything from working a table, gift wrapping, crowd control, check-in, package handlers, snack area, etc. If you would like to volunteer to help with our event, please complete the form below.

Together...we can do great things!

If you would like to volunteer to help with our event this year, please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration

 School Counselor or Program Directors Only

All names will be verified through each school

counselor and program director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want more information about our program?

arleneclark@sbcglobal.net

Arlene Clark

Founder and Director

A Christmas to Remember

479-619-9932

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I Have Items To Donate To "A Christmas to Remember"

Thanks for submitting!

I Would Like To Volunteer

Thanks for submitting!

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School Counselor /Director         
Registration Only! 

Registration October 1st - November 15th
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View some of our past "A Christmas to Remember" events below:

Past Indoor Events

 
 
 
 
 

2021 Outdoor - Drive-Thru Event

 

COMING SOON

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Download our Brochure

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Wish List

During the months of January/February, we work on replenishing supplies that were used during our December event.

January/February needs (or any time throughout the year)

 

  • 5'- 6' Artificial Christmas Trees - Used trees are perfect!!! (6) 

  • Rolls of Christmas Wrapping Paper - After Christmas sales, partially used rolls, closet cleanouts, etc...we can...and do...use it all!

  • Christmas Gift Bags (All Sizes)

  • Scotch Tape

Example: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Scotch-Transparent-Tape-3-4-in-x-300-in-3-Dispensers/47070930?athbdg=L1200

  • Tape roll refills for desktop tape dispensers

Example: https://www.walmart.com/ip/12-Clear-Tape-Transparent-Tape-Refills-for-Dispenser-Perfect-for-Home-Office-School-0-72-Inch-x-1200-Inch/167342162

  • Adult size scissors - New or used are great! 

Example: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Westcott-All-Purpose-Scissors-8-Stainless-Steel-Straight-Black-for-Office-School-1-Count/14882014?athbdg=L1200

  • 6X9 Manilla Envelopes

Example: https://www.staples.com/Staples-Brown-Kraft-Clasp-6-x-9-Envelopes-100-Box/product_186999

  • Pencils

Example: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pen-Gear-No-2-Wood-Pencils-Sharpened-48-Count/489882644?athbdg=L1600

  • Sharpies 

Example: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sharpie-Permanent-Markers-Fine-Point-Black-5-Count/14922696

  • Large Black Markers

Example: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sharpie-Permanent-Markers-Chisel-Tip-Black-4-Count/14906290

  • Candy Canes- Regular sizes - Any flavor (clearance)

  • Any after-Christmas clearance item that would make a wonderful gift for someone next year! 

We will gladly pick up any local donations.

479-619-9932

A Christmas to Remember

Arlene Clark

14794 Woods Lodge Road

Rogers, AR 72756