Families with children 14 years of age and younger who need help to obtain toys for their children at Christmas and who live in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, New Hill, Morrisville or Willow Spring are encouraged to participate in client registration, held each fall at the Christmas Store location: United Church, 820 East Williams Street Apex NC 27502.

In order to register children for the Christmas Store, a parent or legal guardian must bring his or her photo ID along with a rent or utility bill showing a current address and a birth certificate for each child being registered. Client Registration is available October 11 – November 16, 2022 on Tuesdays 9:30am-11:30am and Wednesdays 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Upon registration, each client receives an appointment for a day and time within the store. For 2022, the Christmas Store will take place on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10. Clients must arrive within 15 minutes of the appointment time assigned at registration. Only pre-registered clients may shop at the Christmas Store.

During the Christmas Store, clients arrive with their Christmas Store appointment ticket and a photo ID, and are greeted and checked in. Clients will have the opportunity to select three gifts for each child registered. When clients have finished shopping, their selected toys are wrapped and loaded into their car.

Clients who miss their Christmas Store appointment in 2022 will have a second opportunity to receive toys on Monday, December 12, between 1:30 and 3:30pm. At that time, clients will need to bring their Christmas Store appointment ticket and a photo ID. On December 12, toys will already have been selected for each registered child and are not gift-wrapped.