Santa has an ACE up his sleeve…Walker County Hardware has a new way you can help fill the Santa Shop!

We have teamed up with Walker County Ace Hardware to find some much needed gifts for the Santa Shop!  They have researched and found us 3 amazing gift ideas…a heater, small grill, and heavy duty flashlight.  We have had heaters at the Santa Shop in the past and they are always one of the first things chosen.  The other two are useful gifts and outstanding ideas for men who are so hard to buy for!

The fabulous folks at Walker County Hardware have graciously offered to host a Santa Shop Tree in their store in which anyone can make a purchase of one of these items or make a donation of any dollar amount to go towards the items.  They’ve even priced the heater at $20 discount (for Santa Shop only) because they want everyone to have the chance to warm their homes this winter!

Here’s how it works… There is a tree in their store that has tags for each of those three items.  Just take a tag to the register and they will ring you up and place the item or the tag in the JSL Santa Shop box.  You could also purchase any other item in the shop of your liking and leave it in the JSL Santa Shop box.  A few days before the event, we will pick up the items and place an order for any additional items needed.  You can also leave a monetary donation if you prefer.

We are so excited for the opportunity to see Walker County come together to help make the Santa Shop a huge success.  If you are not familiar with this JSL project, here’s a little more information…

What is Huntsville Junior Service League’s Santa Shop?

Huntsville Junior Service League brings a mobile food truck from the Houston Food Bank to town 5-6 times per year.  In December, we add a very special shopping experience for local children to the event.  Our Santa Shop is stocked full of gifts for adults so that children can shop with the help of our JSL elves to find presents to give the adults in their lives at Christmas. Our elves wrap the presents so that the children can experience their parents’ surprise and happiness when they open their gift.  The children are so excited to shop for their parents and many report having never been able to give a gift before this event.  It’s a fantastic way to spread holiday cheer!

This is the 3rd year for our Santa Shop. In our first two years we gave over 1300 gifts to 247 families.

How else can YOU Help?

  1. You can become a named sponsor of the event for a donation of $100 or more to Huntsville Junior Service League. Call Amy at 936-577-8821 if you would like to be a sponsor.
  2. Donate items! If you have NEW, unused gifts around the house that you will never use, drop them off at Walker County Hardware in the designated box (please no clothing or shoes as children do not know sizes).
  3. Donate gift wrap.
  4. Share this information!


Santa Shop is December 2nd and we are hard at work preparing for a successful event.  We would love your support!

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