Christmas Star

Providing gifts for foster families

What is it?

Be a star in the life of a foster family! We have the opportunity to provide Christmas presents to over 75 children of foster families in the Gainesville community. Gifts range in price from $25-$50 dollars. We also have a need for Walmart, and Amazon gift cards for foster family needs year-round. 

How does it work?

You can simply take an ornament off of the tree and shop for the specific item you see on the ornaments!

When does it end?

All gifts and ornaments must be returned by Sunday morning, December 4th.

Where is the tree?

Newberry Road Campus: Missions Lobby

Southwest Campus: Worship Center

I've got the gift! What do I do now?

Thank you so much for your willingness to provide a gift for a foster child in our community! Now that you have your gift, you can bring it to us in one of two ways:



  • Front Desk Office Hours (Monday - Thursday; 9am - 4pm)
  • Sunday Morning at the Christmas Star Tree Drop-Off area in the main lobby.

Do I need to wrap the gift?

You do not need to wrap the gift! Our WrapAround Care team will make sure everything is in order. Please bring in the gift you purchased unwrapped with the ornament taped to the gift.


Note: If you've misplaced your ornament, please email Amanda Calkins by clicking the button below.

Christmas at Westside