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December 2014
Jennings County Youth Foundation introduces a new concept this Holiday season...
'The Affordable Christmas Program'

Affordable Christmas is a project developed by a non-profit group called Mission St. Louis to empower families to provide an exciting holiday for them in a dignified way. And to supplement programs already in place such as 'adopting a family for Christmas' or 'giving toys away to children', this program works to effectively provide low-income families with a unique experience to shop for their children at discounted prices. The store, run by volunteers, provides the opportunity for parents and other caregivers to select new gifts that have been donated by the community at affordable and significantly reduced prices.

Who benefits from Affordable Christmas program? Families, individuals, volunteers, and our community! With the help of countless volunteers and donors, hundreds of children will be served though the Affordable Christmas program and families will be empowered by the process.

No lists will be maintained, no questions will be asked, and we will service anyone who feels they need this opportunity; thereby helping those who do not qualify for or who missed the deadlines for other programs. It is a one day event held the weekend before Christmas.

Sunday December 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Little Red Building at the Corner of Hwy 50 & Hwy 3/7

All toys will be priced at approximately 75% off retail price.
For example:
a $5 toy will cost $2.00
a $10 toy will cost $3.00
a $20 toy will cost $5.00
"Stocking Stuffer" items at 2 for $1.00
Limit of 3 items/child or $15/child

Proceeds will go directly to the toy supply and other costs associated with the event. Future plans to expand may include: coats, hats & gloves, additional shopping days, and the ability for other non-profit organizations to shop as well.

If you are interested in making a financial donation, collecting or donating toys, or to volunteer for the toy store please REGISTER on our calendar page
to provide your contact information. Families DO NOT need to register to shop!


In September 2013, JCYF began a collaborated effort to campaign for a youth center in 2014. As part of our strategic plan, we're focused on building partnerships to secure a youth center for the youth of Jennings County.

This past year, Jennings County Youth Foundation worked with more businesses and community organizations than ever before. We want to keep this momentum going strong by partnering with new groups and individuals, increasing our social media presence and extending our reach into the entire county. This Movement will give us the chance to challenge the community to stand up for the youth and encourage them to act with their time and talent and financial support.

JCYF understands that quality social experiences outside the classroom are integral to a complete youth experience! The Board of Directors invites your loyal and enthusiastic giving of time, talent and funds for the youth of Jennings County. They are our future and they need and deserve our support.

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