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Affordable Christmas

  • 1703 West Worley Street Columbia, MO, 65203 United States (map)

Affordable Christmas is an opportunity to empower parents who might be struggling financially to purchase Christmas gifts for their children at an affordable cost while celebrating the holiday with dignity. On December 9, Karis will open a Christmas store by invitation only for families to buy presents well below retail value for their children. The store will be loaded with donated gifts, priced at 10% of their retail value, making prices more reasonable for families in the midst of financial insecurity.

Read about last year's Affordable Christmas.

To make sure we provide enough gifts for all the families, this event will be by invitation only, and families will be asked to RSVP prior to the event. The majority of these families live in the community around Karis Westside, providing a wonderful opportunity for us as a church to serve and love the people living around our building. Our hope is that, through Affordable Christmas, we can develop connections with these families that will flourish into long-term friendships going far beyond this one-time event. 

There are many ways you can get involved as we will be providing breakfast, childcare, personal shoppers and gift-wrapping for parents. We will also ask you to donate gifts via our "Giving Tree" in the lobby at Westside.

Register here to choose the teams on which you would be interested in serving. 

For more information, go to or to get on the donor request team, email Charlee.

We hope you'll partner with us as we seek to be "in the city, for the city" by helping local families have an Affordable Christmas!

Earlier Event: December 2
Membership Class
Later Event: December 10
Pastors' Dessert