Christmas Promise Shop

Once again this holiday season, the New City family will partner with UrbanPromise to purchase and donate new, unopened gifts for the annual Christmas Promise Shop. UrbanPromise invites local families to shop for and purchase gifts at deeply discounted prices for their children, offering dignity and joy at a challenging time of year. All proceeds from the shop will benefit UrbanPromise.

We'll collect new, unwrapped gifts and gift cards with the original price marked on them from November 7-December 5.

You may also donate financially to the Christmas Promise Shop fund online, or by marking your cash or check offering toward the Christmas Promise Shop. If you're not giving online, you can leave your donation in the drop boxes at our locations or mail it in. 

This year, we will partner with two UrbanPromise locations to serve around 120 families. 

  • On Friday, December 3, the Christmas Promise Shop at Cokesbury UMC will serve families from the UrbanPromise East Site.
  • On Saturday, December 11, the Christmas Promise Shop at Center City Church will serve families from the UrbanPromise West Site.

How it works:

  • 01

    Choose a digital tag for a child of the age and gender for which you would like to buy a gift. You may sign up for more than one. This will help us keep track of what is covered and where there might be gaps. Choose a tag now.


    Check out the gift list for suggestions of what to buy or select from our Amazon Wish List.


    Return new, unwrapped gifts (including gift cards) with the original price marked on them to either of our New City locations by Sunday, November 28. If you are unable to bring your gift to one of our New City locations on a Sunday, you can drop it off at the New City studio on 931 Industrial Dr. (across from the Matthews location) on Monday, November 15, 22, or 29 from 6:00–8:00 pm. Please ring the bell when you arrive.


    Give online to the Christmas Promise Shop fund by November 28. You may also leave your donation in a drop box at any New City location or mail it in. Please designate that it is for Christmas Promise Shop on the check or envelope.


    Proceeds from the Christmas Promise Shop will go to UrbanPromise CLT

  • 02

    Volunteer to help price gifts for the Shop at the New City studio (931 Industrial Dr., across from the Matthews location):


    • Monday, November 15, 6:00–8:00 pm

    • Monday, November 22, 6:00–8:00 pm

    • Monday, November 29, 6:00–8:00 pm


    Volunteer at UrbanPromise East (Cokesbury UMC):


    • Thursday, December 2, 6:30–8:30 pm - Shop set-up

    • Friday, December 3, 1:45–5:00 pm

    • Friday, December 3, 4:45–7:30 pm

    • Saturday, December 4, 10:30 am–noon - Shop clean-up


    Current Opportunities to Volunteer at UrbanPromise West (Center City Church):


    • Friday, December 10, 6:30–8:30 pm - Shop set-up

    • Saturday, December 11, 8:45 am–noon

    • Saturday, December 11, 11:45 am–3:30 pm - includes Shop clean-up

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Get Involved!

Select a digital tag to let us know you're buying a gift and drop your gifts at either New City location by November 28.


Friday, December 3

Saturday, December 11