Make Christmas brighter for kids!

At Mission: St. Louis, we believe families should have the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for their children in a dignified way. For the last 12 years, Mission: St. Louis has asked for your help to set up an Affordable Christmas store to empower low-income families to purchase reduced-priced gifts.

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  • $30,330Raised
  • $30,000Goal

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  • Update

    Good morning!

    Thanks to you, we were able to not only reach, but exceed our goal of $30,000! On Saturday morning, we had hundreds of families come through our doors to shop for the perfect gifts. This would not have been possible without your support. As we finalize our final numbers, please follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see updates from the event. We will also have a recap video to share with you in the coming week. 

    Have an awesome week and we wish you a happy holiday season! 

  • Update


    With less than 48 hours until Affordable Christmas, we are now 85% of the way to our goal thanks to your support! We are so grateful for the donations, shares and comments. We now have enough toys for at least 300 of the 400 families hoping to shop on Saturday. Because of your support, we are going to serve more families than ever. 

    Follow us on our social media to get live updates from the event on Saturday! Find us at or on Twitter and Instagram @missionstlouis

    If you have any questions about the event or donations, please contact Jon Givens at or (314) 369-0393.

  • Update

    Dear Affordable Christmas supporters,

    Thank you again so much for your generous support of our Affordable Christmas program. The event is only 10 days away! Because of your support, we are going to serve more families than ever, but we aren't there yet.

    We are 35% of the way to our goal with a total of $10,650 raised so far! During this Thanksgiving weekend, please consider sharing information about Affordable Christmas and our Giving Grid with family and friends. Here is some wording that can help if you would like to share with others: 

    Affordable Christmas is an empowering holiday event that offers a dignified way to help under-resourced parents provide a joyful Christmas for their children. Here is the website with all of the information:

    If you have any questions about the event or donations, please contact Jon Givens at or (314) 369-0393.

    Thank you, and have a GREAT Thanksgiving!

Campaign Details

It's almost the happiest time of the year! We need YOUR HELP to spread Christmas cheer to St. Louis families by raising $30,000 to purchase toys for more kids than ever before. When asked what Affordable Christmas means to her, one mother of four said, "It's having my children wake up Christmas morning with smiles on their faces". Help us bring families together this year! Every dollar will support our vision to empower low-income families in St. Louis to transform their lives, families and neighborhoods. You can learn more here.

You can also purchase new toys through our Amazon Wish List at

The event is December 2nd, so we have until December 1st to raise $30,000 for kids this Christmas season!

About the organization

Mission: St. Louis
3108 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63107



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