Manger Mall 2020 event format changes due to COVID-19

LAKE CHELAN VALLEY - For the past 11 years, Chelan Valley Hope’s Manger Mall has provided Christmas gifts to approximately 750 children each year.  However, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, changes must be made to protect our participating families and volunteers.
The most significant change is that toys will not be provided for families, and there will not be a shopping event for toys this year.  Instead, each registered child will receive a Lake Chelan Chamber Bucks gift certificate which may be used for toys, electronics or clothing at any business or store belonging to the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. 
The second significant change is that this will be a drive-through event similar to how the Food Bank operates. Parents will drive up to a check-in point, give their Appointment Confirmation card to a volunteer, and receive a gift certificate for each of their pre-registered children.
The Chelan community has donated generously to Manger Mall over the years.  This year, since we cannot distribute toys safely, Manger Mall is relying totally on monetary donations. We are unable to accept any toy donations or gift cards.  
Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 477 in Chelan, 98816 or made electronically to ChelanValleyHope.org, by clicking on the “Donate to Manger Mall” button on the Home page.  Please make your donation by December 7, 2020 to allow time for the Chamber to print certificates. 
Manger Mall anticipates that this year’s need will be even greater in these uncertain economic times.  Please help with any amount you are able to give.  We know that many of you have enjoyed volunteering at Manger Mall each December and hope that you will consider helping instead through your monetary donations. 
The one thing that will not change is that this heartwarming annual community event will again ensure that many children in the Chelan Valley will have a Merry Christmas.  Thank you for your generosity and support.

 

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