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Share the Joy


Share the Joy!

This year St. James is collecting toys and other gift items to be used by UCM   (United Community Ministries) for their “Share the Joy” holiday “shop.”  UCM serves needy families along the Route 1 corridor.  Registered parents will come to UCM to “shop” for their children (infants to 15 years old).  Gift items should be new and unwrapped.  There will be a collection box in the gallery.  All items are due by December 16.  Gift cards and checks will also be collected.  Checks can be made out to St. James with “UCM – Share the Joy” in the memo line.  Thanks for your part in making this a special holiday for others. 


Suggested gift items include:

Sports equipment—footballs,   soccer and basketballs,   bats, gloves


Legos, other building kits


Action figures and accessories


Dolls (all ethnicities); doll accessories


Riding toys


Books, puzzles, games,

Art & craft activities


Educational toys for all ages


Stuffed animals


Hair accessories, Jewelry


Cosmetic/Toiletry bags,


Infant supplies, diaper bags,                


Clothing, snowsuits, etc.


Inexpensive watches, cameras and mp3 players


 Winter hats, gloves and scarves


Bicycles & helmets


Bed In a Bag sets


Gift Cards for teenagers (Target, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Wal-Mart, 5 Below, Blockbuster, Old Navy, Best Buy)

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