Bringing the Hope of Christmas

all throughout the year

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Our Mission
Our Vision

Who We Are

If you're anything like us, you have a special memory of Christmas morning. Waking up with that childlike wonder; excited about the treasures under the tree. A feeling of hope...joy...security.. whimsy. That magical moment when everything feels calm and at peace. But, sadly, many kids in the OKC Metro don't get to experience a morning like those special memories. At Christmas Connection, we believe every child deserves a Christmas morning full of joy and hope. We exist to help parents and grandparents provide that special moment for the children in their lives, not only on Christmas day, but all year long!

As a 501(c)3, we serve over 6000 families each year, providing them with a personalized shopping experience. Through generous support from the community, our store is stocked with new and gently used items which provides toys, clothing and household items. In partnernship with referring agencies, our clients engage with a personal shopper to help guide them through a dignified shopping experience. At Christmas Connection, every day is Christmas morning.

Ways to Help

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Donate Money

Your gift will bring hope to a child in need!

Make a Donation
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Donate Items

Shop for a family in need!

Donate Items
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Donate Time

Make Christmas merry and bright by volunteering!

Volunteer

Our History

Christmas Connection was founded in 1981 when a group of community leaders saw children in the OKC Metro who would not experience the joy of receiving new toys on Christmas morning. Lead by Barbara Fagin, the team set out to bring holiday cheer to families in need and Christmas Connection was born. Serving 363 families in their first year, they never would've dreamed the organization would one day grow to serve over 6,000 families each year. Over the years we've had a few locations and names, and our services have broadened to include year-round programs and crisis services, but the heart of our mission has remained the same...to provide families in need with the spirit of Christmas.

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Our Future

The future of Christmas Connection is very merry and bright! In January, we will relocate to an amazing retail space that better facilitates the shopping experience and provides easier access to our clients and referring partners alike. We are upgrading our inventory system to better inform our donors of immediate needs and quickly restock items our shoppers desire. We have hopes of expanding our building to create "Santa's Workshop" for children to experience STEM play with our "Elves" in a safe and fun environment while their parents shop for Christmas gifts. And who knows what other little Christmas magic will get sprinkled in along the way!

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