Christmas GIFT Mart @ Woodland

We are excited to be able to, once again, put on a Christmas Gift Mart at Woodland Elementary School in Joliet on Saturday, December 16th.

The Christmas Gift Mart is an event that allows the school to sell donated toys for pennies on the dollar. By selling items at such a reduced rate, parents, that normally may not be able to buy gifts for their children, will be able to do so without simply receiving a “hand-out”.

The school’s student population has increased by 25% this year. Our goal is to continue to partner with the school and our community to provide gifts for every student at Woodland.

All money received from the sale of toys goes directly to Woodland Elementary School to fund school initiatives.


There are a few ways you can help make this event a success and bring hope and joy to the families and staff at Woodland:

  • Our goal is to collect enough gifts for each student at Woodland to receive 3 gifts for Christmas. 

    Donate gifts valued between $10-$25.

    No stuffed animals or board games, please!

    Please drop off gifts at Crossroads Christian Church by December 3rd.

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  • ALL money donated to the Christmas Gift Mart is used for buying gifts for children. 


  • Our goal is to have 200 volunteers for this event.  Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

    • Set-up - Friday, 12/15 @ 4pm
    • Public Safety
    • Check-in
    • Shepherds - guide / assist parents while shopping
    • Gift Organization / Stocking
    • Gift Wrapping
    • Hospitality