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Holiday Store 2021: Spread the Cheer Online This Year!

December 11, 2021


Our beloved annual event, the Holiday Store, is still going strong this holiday season!

Moving in the Spirit’s young people earn points throughout our program year for meeting goals and keeping their commitments — i.e.,  being on time for class, dressing in their uniform, and staying focused, to name a few. At the Holiday Store, they use those points to “buy” gifts for their families and loved ones. 

In past years, we’ve transformed our studios into a holiday wonderland filled with toys and gifts for hundreds of students and their families. This year’s store has been reimagined as a contactless curbside event, designed to delight while maintaining safe social distance.

You can bring this day to life by:

  • Donating funds for gifts. Click HERE to donate online. You will automatically receive a cash donation receipt for your tax records.
  • Donating gift cards to one of our THREE most requested stores. Click HERE to complete our Gift Card Donation Questionnaire. The questionnaire must accompany your gift card donation. 
    • Target Gift Card: $10 or $20
    • Walmart Gift Card: $10 or $20
    • Visa Gift Card: $25


Where can I send funds and gift cards?

Gift cards can be mailed to Moving in the Spirit at P.O. Box 170230 Atlanta, GA 30317. Make sure to indicate that your check or gift is designated for the Holiday Store. You may also drop the cards in-person at our new beautiful new location (1458 La France St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307) Monday – Thursday 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM or Saturdays 9:30 AM – 1 PM. Note: For safety reasons, our building is not open to the public, but on-duty staff are able to receive your gift card donation at our front doors! 

If you have questions or need to arrange a special drop-off or pick-up please email Crystal Faison-Mitchell at crystal@movinginthespirit.org.

Can I donate toys, or only gift cards?

Due to the ongoing pandemic and cautions about handling multiple gifts, we are only accepting gift cards this year. Students will receive cards based on the number of points earned and use the cards to purchase gifts for their families and loved ones. We’ve chosen Target and Walmart because these stores offer online ordering along with curbside pick-up. Of course, VISA can be used anywhere.

I volunteer at the Store every year. Can I still volunteer?

For safety reasons, we are not utilizing volunteers for this year’s Holiday Store. BUT, you can share words of encouragement for our students (we all need a little Sunshine in these times!) and we’ll be sure they receive them! 

When is the deadline for donating funds or gift cards?

The deadline for donating funds or gift cards is Wednesday, December 8th at 6PM. Please remember that you must submit a completed Donation Intake Form with your gift.

Thank you for supporting the Holiday Store and helping to keep this festive, meaningful tradition alive for our students. We are grateful!

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