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Christmas Store 2020

December 19, 2020 - December 20, 2020

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Breakthrough is adjusting the 2020 Christmas Store due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the safety of the staff, volunteers, and shoppers is our number one priority. This year, the Christmas Store will be held over two days (instead of one) to increase social distancing. We will have a limited number of people in the building, temperature checks, a required check-in, your mask must be worn while inside the building and we will maintain social distancing. Each shopper will have a designated shopping slot and we will increase cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day. Breakthrough staff will be on-site to encourage all staff, volunteers, and shoppers to follow these guidelines to ensure the safety of all. 

Store Dates: Sat, Dec 19 Sun, Dec 20

Gift drop-off deadline: Wed, Dec 16

The Breakthrough Christmas Store provides families in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood, as well as participants in Breakthrough’s programs, a dignified way to purchase gifts for their loved ones. Our Christmas Store provides an opportunity for parents, grandparents and caregivers to be part of the gift-giving process. Through generous donations, those who shop in our store are able to purchase new items at a fraction of the cost through our “Breakthrough Bucks” program.

You are invited to bring the spirit of Christmas to the community of East Garfield Park. We need about 5,000 gifts each year for our 500 shoppers.  We need you to help us reach our goal.




• Organize a gift drive with your church, office, friends, and family
• Make a donation to help us purchase gifts at breakthrough.org/donate

Donate Wish List Flyer

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Please deliver unwrapped gifts, plus gift-wrapping supplies, to:

Breakthrough FamilyPlex
C/O Breakthrough’s Christmas Store
3219 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624

M-F 7am-8:30pm | SAT 9am-2pm
*Gifts scheduled to be delivered on the weekends will be rescheduled for the next business day, due to our hours of operation at the FamilyPlex.


  • For families in the BYN program: November 19-December 11 or until spots fill up, from 8-10 a.m. or 4-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Sign up at the front desk of the FamilyPlex (closed Sundays and on Thanksgiving).
  • For Fresh Market shoppers: Sign up on Tuesday (2-4 p.m.), Thursday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), and Saturday (10 a.m. to noon) when the Fresh Market is open, starting Thursday, November 19, until spots fill up. Please note there will be no sign ups on Thursday, November 26.
  • For those connected to CP4P: Contact Henry Johnson at hjohnson@nullbreakthrough.org or (773) 346-1720 for registration information.


December 19, 2020
December 20, 2020
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Breakthrough FamilyPlex
3219 W Carroll Ave
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
(872) 444-8200
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