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Gifts of Love 2021 will be December 5 - 11

For 24 years, City Impact has provided Christmas with dignity to thousands of local families. The Gifts of Love Christmas store offers quality presents at an affordable price to families in need.

Community Support

You Can Help

SPECIAL MESSAGE: Don’t let Christmas be delayed. Buy your Gifts of Love presents today!

Pandemic-related manufacturing and shipping delays are projected to cause a massive gift shortage in 2021.

Help ensure that Lincoln families are provided for, shop NOW!

Donate new, unwrapped gifts

Gifts can be dropped off at City Impact or at a number of locations around Lincoln beginning in November. 

Interested in supporting Gifts of Love as a collection site? Contact Sonia at smiller@cityimpact.org.

Make an online donation

$40 is all it takes to sponsor the purchase of new Christmas gifts for a child. 

 

 

Volunteer

Gifts of Love is supported by hundreds of local volunteers helping our shoppers, picking up donations, decorating our space, and much more. 

Volunteer Sign-up is open!

 

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Questions about Gifts of Love 2021?

Gifts of Love Shoppers

The Gifts of Love store will be open December 9-11. Families select their shopping time at registration.

Who qualifies for Gifts of Love?

You must be the legal guardian of each child being registered, and the child must live in your home. To learn whether you qualify, see the following income eligibility guide:

Register to shop Gifts of Love 2021

In-Person Registration

November 7 from 2pm  –  7pm

November 8 from 8:30am – 7pm

at City Impact – 1035 N 33rd St.

Online Registration

November 9-12 at cityimpact.org

Questions about registration or shopping?

Gifts of Love is one of Lincoln’s largest and longest running Christmas outreach programs, providing Christmas with dignity to families in need.

Last year the Gifts of Love store provided quality presents to 564 families safely during the pandemic, and at a small fraction of retail prices.

Thank you to our

Gifts of Love 2020 Collection Sites

Throughout the year, gifts can be dropped off at City Impact (1035 N. 33rd St.)

Interested in partnering with us as a Gifts of Love collection site?

Contact Sonia at smiller@cityimpact.org.

Gifts of Love 2021 Store Wish List

Youngest Students: Pre/k-3rd

Girls

  • Play kitchen toys
  • Disney toys
  • Arts & crafts items
  • Baby dolls
  • Squishmallows

Boys

  • Star Wars toys
  • Super hero gear
  • Remote control cars
  • Sports balls

Girls

  • Instant film cameras
  • Disney items
  • Scooters & bikes
  • Craft kits
  • Young adult fiction

Boys

  • Star Wars action figures
  • Nerf toys
  • Beyblades toys
  • Movie-themed LEGOs

Girls

  • Bluetooth headphones
  • Fashion items (makeup, jewelry, hair appliances)
  • Cozy blankets
  • Clothing gift cards (TJ Maxx, Forever 21)

Boys

  • Cologne sets
  • Pro-sports team gear
  • Sports balls & accessories
  • Drones
  • Name-brand sweatshirts

Our City Impact program students have the opportunity to shop for their parents!

Moms

  • Kitchen items
  • Makeup and perfume
  • Coffee gift sets
  • Exercise trackers
  • Home spa items (lotions, manicure sets)
  • Candles

Dads

  • Thermo mugs
  • Hot sauce sets
  • Gift cards
    (Wal-Mart, Target, Scheels)
  • Car accessories
  • Tools

Gifts of Love 2021 FAQ

We take the health and safety of the community very seriously. Both shoppers and volunteers are asked to take the following measures.

  • Self-screening: Volunteers and shoppers need to check their temperature, COVID-19 related symptoms, and assess whether they’ve been in contact with a recently diagnosed individual.
  • Smaller groups: The store will be spread out over additional days, to allow for smaller groups of volunteers and shoppers to promote distancing and limit contact.
  • Masks: City Impact requires compliance with local health and safety mandates, including wearing masks.
  • Cleaning surfaces: High contact surfaces will be cleaned frequently.

New gifts and monetary donations (to buy gifts) are collected from the Lincoln community. Last year, over 560 families received new personalized Christmas gifts.

Students involved in City Impact programs can purchase items for adult loved ones using points earned through our programs.

Gifts of Love 2021 will be held December 5 – 11. All donations (items and financial support) need to be received by December 5th.

  • Donate gifts: We’ll be accepting new and current unwrapped gifts and wrapping supplies through December 5th. Donations are tax deductible. $25 – $50+ new items are greatly appreciate. We appreciate your gently used gifts, though we are strictly only taking new and current items. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Volunteer: Sign up to be a Gifts of Love volunteer here!
  • Donate: Offer a financial contribution.  Check, cash, and online donations accepted.

Shopper FAQ

We take the health and safety of the community very seriously. Both shoppers and volunteers are asked to take the following measures.

  • Self-screening: Volunteers and shoppers need to check their temperature, COVID-19 related symptoms, and assess whether they’ve been in contact with a recently diagnosed individual.
  • Smaller groups: The store will be spread out over additional days, to allow for smaller groups of volunteers and shoppers to promote distancing and limit contact.
  • Masks: City Impact requires compliance with local health and safety mandates, including wearing masks.
  • Cleaning surfaces: High contact surfaces will be cleaned frequently.

In-person Registration at City Impact, 1035 N 33rd St.

  • November 7, 2pm – 7pm
  • November 8, 8:30am – 7pm

Online Registration

  • November 9-12 at cityimpact.org

*If you missed registration, you can come to Walk Up Shopping. Check out info below.

Who qualifies for Gifts of Love?

You must be the legal guardian of each child being registered. The child must be UNDER 19 years old and live in your home. To learn whether you qualify, see the following income eligibility guide:

Household sizeIncome less than, or equal to
2$32,227
3$40,626
4$49,025
5$57,423
6$65,823
7$74,222
8$82,621
Each additional person add$8,399

You will need to provide:

  1. Current photo ID
  2. Social Security card for each child. Also acceptable: Medicaid card, 2020 tax return, passport, government issued ID.
  3. Proof of income eligibility, any ONE of the following:
    • LPS letter stating free or reduced lunch eligibility
    • Medicaid card
    • HHS letter stating SNAP case number
    • Most recent pay stub of each adult in household

Shopping will be December 9-11. Shopping times are selected at family registration.

See COVID-19 question in this FAQ for detailed information on shopping in 2021.

If you missed registration but would like to shop the Gifts of Love store it’s still possible! Come to Walk Up Shopping on December 11th at 3:30pm.

Walk Up Shoppers will register on the spot then shop the remaining merchandise in the Gifts of Love store. We will accommodate as many shoppers as we can. The exact number is determined when the regular store closes, and the merchandise is assessed. Walk Up Shopping is a first-come first-served environment. Selection of merchandise cannot be guaranteed.

Contact Information

Questions? Email Sonia Miller at smiller@cityimpact.org