If you would like to be involved with Pride for Parents, use the following links to shop our Amazon wish list, host a toy drive, volunteer, or donate funds to Pride for Parents. Thank you for supporting Pride for Parents!
All toys can be dropped off during business hours to FCS, 1297 McDonough Blvd, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Pamela Stringfield at Pamela@FCSministries.org
Pride for Parents started with one simple belief –families would prefer to provide for themselves at Christmas rather than receive a hand out. Pride for Parents is a program designed to provide the families in our neighborhood the opportunity to shop for their families at greatly reduced cost. We’re about powering joy, generosity, and community!
Through the support of generous schools, churches, businesses, and individuals, FCS sets up a toy store at our South Atlanta location for the two weeks leading up to Christmas. Families from the neighborhood get to shop for that perfect toy for their loved one!
In the process, we are able to provide quality jobs for residents of South Atlanta – one of the key ingredients to making our neighborhood healthy again.
Pride for Parents is a unique giving opportunity at Christmas because it provides three gifts in one:
1. The gift of a toy at Christmas for a child.
2. The gift of pride for the parents who are able to provide for their families.
3. The gift of job for South Atlanta residents.
Get excited with us! Our Christmas Toy Store will hold regular hours starting on December 7th through December 21st.
Wednesdays - Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturdays from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
For our last-minute shoppers, we will hold special hours on Monday, December 23rd from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
We spend our year keeping an ear out for the most exciting toys and cultural icons in our neighborhood! With this insider info, we’ve put together a list of some of the hottest toys we’d love to see line the shelves of our store. A great option for when you’re shopping for your own loved ones!
Give directly to the Pride for Parents store! We’ll get the most out of your dollar by putting it to strategic use purchasing toys or creating a living wage for our store employees.
Host a Toy Drive
This is one of our favorite ways for people to get involved! Perfect for bible studies, small groups, or even just friends getting together. Take some time at your next gathering to collect toys or go out and purchase them together. Our action kit will tell you how, or let Pamela know that you’re planning to host a drive.
We provide newly printed donation boxes upon request. Our volunteer team will schedule and pick up all toy donations on Mondays and Tuesdays starting now until Tuesday, Dec. 17th. Contact Pamela at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your donation pick up date[s].
Volunteer with the store
Host a Volunteer Meal: Curating a beautiful space for families to linger and shop is a fun, fast and furious work. Considering serving the 6-8 volunteers bringing a simple meal to us so we don't have to miss a beat serving our community. Sign up today to provide a simple volunteer meal.
Work in the Store: We are inviting all prospective volunteers 16 years and older to submit a brief application, participate in a training prior to serving 1 to 2 three-hour shifts in our store. Apply to work in the store today.
Download the action kit
Still have questions or not sure where you fit? Take a look at our Action Kit for a full breakdown of ways you can get involved with Pride for Parents. This document is perfect for sharing with your church, group of friends, or boss to let them know about the joy that’s spreading in Historic South Atlanta.
Create your own pride for parents store
Love this model? Make it your own when you download our guide for creating a Christmas Store in your neighborhood. Pride for Parents is all about generosity, and we want to make it available as generously as possible to others. Thank you for working to love your neighbors!