What Is The Christmas Experience?
The Christmas Experience is an annual event ministry that supports parents in Indianapolis and surrounding cities during the Christmas season in order to help them to help their families.
How Does It Work?
Parents in need complete an online application and, if approved, are invited to “shop” free of charge from a fully stocked store carrying brand new toys, coats and shoes. Guests also have access to a complete food pantry (providing basic needs and holiday meals), as well as free resources such as haircuts, family photos, financial counselors, child support services representatives, resume and job-hunting guidance, and other community resources that can assist them through this difficult time in their lives.
The ultimate goal of the Christmas Experience is for parents and their children to maintain their dignity while experiencing the true meaning of Christmas.
Reaching Those Who Need Us Most
Thank you for everything! Everything was so organized and filled with love. I truly can't stop smiling because I know my son is going to love everything and get a better Christmas experience than what I could do by myself.
Christmas Experience Guest
Frequently Asked Questions
The event is funded solely through donations from Church 52 members, local business sponsorships, and organized fundraisers such as a 5K run and motorcycle benefit rides.
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