Affordable Christmas is a dignified way to help families in need provide a joyful Christmas for their children.


All across our town, families are experiencing anxiety rather than joy this Christmas. Almost a quarter of Columbia residents are already living below the poverty line, and things like medical emergencies, incarceration and job loss can financially devastate even middle-class households. For many of our neighbors, Christmas is just one more item on the list of things they cannot afford. This reality is particularly devastating for those who are raising children.

On  Saturday, December 9th, Karis Church will host a number of families facing challenges this Christmas season to shop at our Affordable Christmas store, where they can purchase gifts for their families at 10% of retail prices.


How can you help?


You can donate money to purchase gifts for family by going to and selecting the Affordable Christmas fund.

If you prefer, you can purchase new toys and bring them to either gathering at Karis Church. You may consider selecting a toy off of our Affordable Christmas Amazon wishlist.


Volunteers are the backbone of our event, and we are always in need of more volunteers on shopping day. Are you enthusiastic, welcoming and interested in personally serving our shoppers?  The you can sign up to serve as a volunteer on December 9th here. Please register to volunteer quickly so that your preferred team still has room for you!

If you have additional questions about Affordable Christmas, please contact the Director of Affordable Christmas


Join us in praying for our families who will be participating and our volunteers. Right click on the image below and partner with us in 25 days of praying for Affordable Christmas.