Help Our Lady of the Rosary provide for local families
New this year, Our Lady of the Rosary will have an on-site “store” offering items for families in need. The store will be open December 15th and 16th for parents to get items for Christmas gifts for their children. It is our own little twist on wonderful ideas such as Advent Giving Trees. We hope every family can experience the joy of giving gifts of their own to their children.
Donations can be made before and after Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Masses (see https://rosarydet.org/ for Mass times) now through December 14th. If you are unable to bring items during the suggested times, contact us via email: email@example.com to set up another drop off time.
How can you help the store?
This is a suggested list, but we encourage donors to be creative. Let the Holy Spirit and your personal experiences guide you to help fill our store with goods.
Gifts for children age 5 and under
Infants new winter jacket, snow suits, scarves, gloves, hats, socks, long sleeve onesies, clothing, blankets, burp clothes, diapers, baby wipes.
Toddler Girls and Boys Winter clothing, hats, gloves, jackets, scarves, socks, pajamas, and underwear.
Toys, books, and board games.
Recommended toys and games:
My Little Church magnet Play Set
Luke the Irish Lamb Prayer Buddy, Liam the Lion Prayer Buddy, and other Prayer Buddies
Boat with Apostles Play Set
Noah's ArkPlay Set
Nativity Play Set
Noah’s Ark 2-in-1 Floor Puzzle
Gifts for children age 5 and up
Winter jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, socks, clothing items and accessories for 4 – 20.
Age appropriate books, board games, toys, plush toys, dolls
Recommened toys and games:
God's Big Ten Commandments Matching Game
Spirit Warriors Action Figures - Goliath and David
Christian Themed Coloring and Activity Books (eg. Where is God - Lift-the-Flap Board Book)
Veggie Tales DVDs, other family oriented Christian themed movies, cartoons
Christian based rhymes, Christmas music, stories and the like on CD
Plush toys, dolls and actions figures
Crayola Art Case and Lego Sets (very popular!)
Gifts for children age 10 - 17 years old
(10-13 years could apply to the 5+ group)
High School aged kids need winter clothing. Items and accessories in the following size ranges:
Young women: Juniors 0-16, Women 0-20; Small - XXL
Young men: Men’s Small - 2X
School supplies for elementary aged through high school
Bibles, Christian based books (eg. Narnia, Case for Christ)
Other suggested items:
Cross bracelets and stainless steel cross w/ chain
Scrabble Bible Edition
Christian Word Games
Buy in bulk if possible
Bows (stick on kind)
Boxes for clothing, small to large
Gift bags - small to large
Cookies & treats for the kids, hot chocolate, bottled water, arts and crafts, decorations to make the gathering space a "Winter wonderland," cups, napkins, Clorox wipes
Rolling racks and hangers (can be on loan as we won't need them after the event)
Those who wish to make a monetary donation to Better Way Detroit can make a check out to Our Lady of the Rosary with “For Christmas Store” in the message line. Mail checks to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 5930 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202.