Spread Joy This Season: Impact Over 200 Children & Teens at Holiday Store 2023
Moving in the Spirit’s beloved annual event, the Holiday Store, will take place this year on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
Each year, volunteers and donors transform our studios into a winter wonderland, The Holiday Store, to celebrate our students and their many accomplishments.
The Holiday Store acknowledges the intentional, focused efforts of our students in their weekly classes.
Young people at Moving in the Spirit earn “points” every class for meeting their dance and leadership 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 purchase gifts for their families and friends, reinforcing their sense of hard work, compassion, and giving.
This festive and meaningful event is stocked with donated items and brought to life by the generosity of our community. To get involved with the Holiday Store, you can: sign up to volunteer, donate new or new/never used items, or make a monetary gift to support the store.
The Holiday Store provides numerous heartwarming opportunities for volunteers to participate and interact with our dancers.
We need volunteers on Friday, December 8th – Saturday, December 9th to help children as personal shoppers; wrap gifts; serve as “cashiers”; and help set up and clean up the store.
Volunteer Sign-Up Instructions:
To view volunteer shifts, visit our sign-up page. Morning and afternoon options are available!
Note: Individuals who volunteer on Saturday, Dec. 9, when children will be present at the store, are required to complete a background check. During the process, you will have the option to contribute to the cost of your background check.
Bring the Team!
The Holiday Store is a fun team-building event for corporate groups, nonprofit teams, churches, and families.
Past partners include Microsoft, Mailchimp, Bloomberg, Turner, Samsung, Home Depot, Wells Fargo, RSUI, Janney Montgomery Scott, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and more!
To get your group involved, contact Special Projects Manager, Crystal Faison-Mitchell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Holiday Store is stocked with gifts donated to Moving in the Spirit.
Options for donating gifts include:
1. Amazon Wish List
Gift to the store in minutes through our convenient Amazon Wish List.
Items purchased through this method will be shipped directly to our Holiday Store co-chair, Colie Neidlinger, who has managed the Holiday Store for over 25 years!
2. General Gift List
Prefer to shop in person or surprise us with a gift of your own? Visit our wish list of desired items to help make the holidays happen for over 200 children and teens this season!
Toy Shipping and Drop Off:
Unwrapped donations can be dropped off at our offices, located at 1458 La France Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.
Drop-off times are each Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Gifts can also be shipped to: Moving in the Spirit | PO Box 170230 | Atlanta, GA 30317.
The deadline for dropping off donations is Wednesday, December 6th at 7 PM. Please submit a completed Donation Intake Form with your gift.
We hope to see you at the Holiday Store!
If you would like to make a monetary donation to support the store, visit our Donation Page and designate your gift to “Holiday Store.”