Degage Ministries, such a huge part of our communities ability to help people who face financial hardship, has a special need this holiday season.

Dégagé Ministries is reaching out to the community for donated, unwrapped Christmas gifts for their Christmas Store. They need the gifts by Dec. 10. They will continue to accept donations following this date, but it helps them prepare for the store to open on Dec. 17 & 18.

The dignity of buying a Christmas gift for a loved one is not always an option, especially for those who face financial hardships. Dégagé Ministries’s Christmas Store gives patrons an opportunity to purchase items at a low cost, so they can give gifts to those they love in an affordable way. The Christmas Store will be open from December 17-18, 2014 and is looking for help in stocking its shelves.


Dégagé Ministries is asking for gifts valued from $5-$25. Donations will be accepted at any point, but the preferred delivery date of unwrapped gifts is December 10. Here is thier wish list for the Christmas Store:

  • Children’s toys
  • Games & puzzle books
  • Small appliances (toasters, coffee makers)
  • Hats, scarves, quality gloves
  • Travel mugs
  • Flashlights & batteries
  • Mini tool kits
  • Household items (radios, alarm clocks)
  • Backpacks
  • Pillows, sheets, blankets
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Candles & jewelry
  • Scented lotion & body wash
  • Thermals, undershirts, socks

Gift donations should be delivered directly to Dégagé Ministries (144 Division Ave S. Grand Rapids, MI 49503) between 7am-8pm seven days a week. Financial donations can also be made through the website, Click the “Donate Now” button and select “Christmas Store” in the menu.

Proceeds from the Christmas Store will allow Dégagé to purchase bus tickets which will be distributed to patrons for travel to and from medical appointments, job interviews, and other important commitments.

For more information about the Christmas Store, contact Liz Warners at 616.454.1661 ext. 226 or





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