TAMPA, FL, December 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Lower income families will have the opportunity to shop for toys, gadgets and gizmos for their children, at one-tenth of their original retail cost this Christmas season. Tampa nonprofit, Current of Tampa Bay Inc., will hold its annual Affordable Christmas event on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Crossover Church, located at 1235 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33612.---
"During this holiday season, we want to help low income families provide a special Christmas for their children," says Founder and President of Current, Jason Sowell. "Having families purchase items rather than taking a free handout empowers them by allowing them to make an investment in what they give to their children. This gives them great satisfaction, knowing that they could provide for their kids."
This is Current's second year holding an Affordable Christmas event. Toys and gifts for Affordable Christmas are being collected by donation at Crossover Church, Watermark Church and the new Starbucks of Brandon, located just off of I-75. All toys will be sold at one-tenth of their original value at Crossover Church on the morning of Dec. 7.
Items requested for donation include new or unused bicycles, sports toys and equipment, skateboards, scooters, video games, movies, dolls, action figures, arts and crafts and more. All gifts are intended for children and teens 0-14 years old. To see the full list of items, please visit http://www.christmasbycurrent.org.
Participating families must be considered low-income and invited or referred by members of Crossover Church, Positive Spin or Urban Young Life organizations. If you would like to refer a family, you may contact one of the listed Current of Tampa Bay partners.
Crossover Church, Positive Spin, Urban Young Life, Watermark Church and Blue Cross Blue Shield are providing monetary support for Affordable Christmas. However, Current is still in need of sponsors, donations and volunteers. If you are interested in helping in any of these capacities please visit http://www.christmasbycurrent.org or contact Jason Sowell at Jason@engagethecurrent.org or at 727-537-9082.
Current is a faith-based organization that started with young adults committed to educating others on current social initiatives and mobilizing them to bring about change. Current establishes community groups for awareness and education and organizes local initiatives such as the Laundry Project, Hope For Homes Project and Affordable Christmas. To learn more about Current of Tampa Bay visit http://www.engagethecurrent.org. Current of Tampa Bay, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation created under the laws of Florida, and is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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