We are blessed so that we may, in turn, be a blessing to others.
The holidays provide a unique opportunity for us to connect deeply with our community. During the months of November and December, we invite our church family to come and serve at CityLink.
Our CityLink Outreach Ministry provides many ways for others to be the hands and feet of Jesus. A wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving & Christmas is by blessing others who might not be able to enjoy a holiday meal. Every year, we collect food items that will be used to create meals for us to give to these families.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Food items needed every year:
*We need 1,000 total of each item
We also accept cash, gift cards or check donations made payable to WOL.
Additional Ways To Get Involved:
Individuals within the community will be able to sign up to receive Thanksgiving Food Baskets.
At our Pack & Praise event, Thanksgiving meals will be prepared for distribution.
On Distribution Day, families will be given their meals, receive prayer and more. There are opportunities to serve during each of these periods.
Christmas Toy Store Community Registration & Requirements:
To receive toys from the Christmas Toy Store, you will need to register at CityLink. Information will be provided to the public 2 months before the event. To register, you must bring the following:
- Ages 0-12 only
- A birth certificate for each child and/or court document of guardianship
- Parent or legal guardian must have identification
Opportunities to Serve at the Christmas Toy Store:
Sort and Praise
We will begin our time with worship and praise and sort toys by gender/age and stock the store for the grand opening the next day.
Christmas Toy Store – Store Hours
Come and join us as we serve our pre-registered parents by hosting them as they shop for their child(ren).
Store manager(s): To oversee the daily operation and set up of the toy store (re-stocking and inventory of supplies)
Hospitality Volunteers: To serve water, coffee and hot chocolate to our guests while they wait in line for their appointments. Need a minimum 4-6 people daily.
Greeters: To greet guests at entry point and to direct guests from hospitality area to shopping area. Need at minimum 4-6 people daily.
Check-In Volunteers: To verify pre-registered guests appointment times and assign guest to host/hostess. Need 6-8 people daily.
Host/Hostesses: Each guest will have a host/hostess to assist them in selecting an age-appropriate toy for each child. The host/hostess will guide guests through the store and lead them to the wrapping rooms. They will also have the opportunity to minister to and pray for the guests they host. We need 20-30 people daily.
Wrappers/Stockers: Wrapping and stocking. We need 20-30 people daily.
Gate and Line Control: Volunteers will have guests line up to be served at their designated appointment times to ensure a smooth entry into the Christmas Toy Store shopping experience. We need 4-6 people daily.
Donations: Corporate and Business
Corporations and businesses that are interested in donating toys or placing a donation box at their respective locations may contact Anna Ulibarri at 909.803.1059.
Cash donations may be given online:
- Click the giving button below
- Click give online
- Under give to select local outreach
For more information about these events, please contact our CityLink Offices at 909.803.1059.