City Gospel Mission to host Christmas store for needy families

OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - City Gospel Mission will host its 23rd annual Christmas Store Wednesday to Saturday at Philippus United Church of Christ, 106 W. McMicken Ave.

The Christmas Store is a partnership between City Gospel Mission and more than 100 Greater Cincinnati churches to provide "Christmas blessings" to nearly 400 families in need and more than 1,250 children each December.

Since 1991, low-income parents have come to The Christmas Store to buy gifts for their children at a price they can afford.

Churches distribute registration forms to parents who pay a low, per-child fee to shop, then can select one new toy item and one new clothing item for each child.

Hours are 9:30 a.m.-noon each day and 5:30-8:30 p.m. each day except Saturday) starting Wednesday and concluding Saturday.

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