Thursdays at 7:00PM at the ATLAS Office
Call 712.737.4090 for more information
AA group meetings are held weekly. If you or someone you love struggles with alcohol, we encourage you to attend these open and welcoming meetings.
What is the ATLAS Christmas Store?
The holidays are right around the corner and that means we are preparing for our annual Christmas Store here at Atlas. Christmas reminds us of the ultimate gift of Christ. The wise men honored Christ by bringing their treasures to him, and we too, choose to give. The holidays tend to get filled with busyness and stress but John Holmes reminds us “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up”.
Every year our generous community rallies around families that struggle by donating gifts and money to our Christmas Store. The store is open to anyone in our community. Ecclesiastes 4:10-12 says, “If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” These verses are a powerful reminder of the strength of community, the encouragement that comes when people stand together. Who in your life could benefit from the assistance of the Christmas store? Perhaps that person is you who finds your finances tight and budget strained. Come shop at our store!
How to help
Donate items and money
- purchase gifts and drop them at our office (unwrapped!)
- bring your kids or grandkids and have them pick out a gift
- make a donation to Atlas and we will shop for you
- through the month of November to the week before Christmas stop by local businesses and see the Atlas giving tree for a gift suggestion; buy a gift, leave it there and we will pick it up.
- Bring donations to our office: 322 Central AVE NW in Orange City
- We accept contributions all year long
Established in 2007, ATLAS felt challenged by Robert Lupton's book, Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life, to move away from "adopting families" toward creating an environment of interdependency, development, and authentic exchange. We seek to create an experience of dignity, respect, and stewardship for all involved: customers, donors, and volunteers.
Time and location
The ATLAS Christmas store will be open