The Manger Christmas Gifts

Donation Goal For This Project is $150,000
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The Manger is our annual Christmas program for eligible neighbors. With the generosity of our local community donating new items ($30 or less for infants to seniors), and with the help from teams of volunteers, a “store-like” environment is created just for these families to choose their own gifts. They are encouraged to make cash donations back into the program.

How to Register

Registration has ended for the 2016 Manger.

The Manger Program is December 8th – 16th (with the exception of Sunday the 11th) at Church of the City, 828 Murfreesboro Road in Franklin.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Gift selection is from 6:00-7:30 p.m. On Saturday, December 10th, the doors open at 1:00 p.m. with gift selection hours 2:00-3:30 p.m.

How to Volunteer

To volunteer for The Manger, visit here.

We ask volunteers to be present each evening from 5:00-9:00 p.m. On Saturday, December 10, hours are 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Donate Money

If you are unable to shop for The Manger, please consider donating financially. Our goal is to raise a total of $150,000 to supplement donated gifts for purchasing additional needed items for The Manger. Sponsors may use our fast and secure online form and designate their donation for this program. Or, checks may be mailed to GraceWorks, 104 Southeast Parkway, Franklin, TN 37064. Please put “The Manger” in the memo.

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Purchasing Gifts

Gifts should be new and left unwrapped. Items should not be more than $35 (except for bicycles). Please do not spend money on puzzles, games, stuffed animals, sports balls, or clothing. Those items will be provided.

Donations can be dropped off at either GraceWorks Ministries location:

104 Southeast Parkway, Suite 100
Franklin, TN 37064
Mon-Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

2382 Fairview Boulevard, Suite 102
Fairview, TN 37062
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

They may also be taken to Church of the City during the hours The Manger is open or taken to any of these Toy for Tots locations.

Suggested Gift Ideas





Teen Boys

Teen Girls

Adult Men

Adult Women

Baby bath
Spin & Learn
Baby Bouncer

Tiny touch tablet

Bubble Maker
Leap Frog Electronics
Leap Frog Scout
Talking Activity Books
Text & Learn
Electronic Keyboard
Scooter Radio Flyer
Family Playhouse
V-Tech Camera

R/C Touch Screen Remote Cars
MP3 Player
Star Wars LEGO
Walking Robot
Turbo Fighter
Hot Wheels (big sets)
Nerf Guns
Tonka Truck
Harry Potter
Radio Control Cars/Trucks
Twin Tek 4 Nerf Gun
Glow Book
Aqua Doodle
Scrapbook Designer
Jewelry kit

Cologne sets
MP3 Player
Pro Mini Hoop
Nice Winter Coat
Hand-Held Electronics
Comforter Sets

Bath & Body Sets
Make-up Sets
MP3 Player
Jewelry Sets
Comforter Sets

Tool Sets
Skill Saw
Cologne Sets
Axe Complete Care Sets
Emergency Car Kit
Electric Razor
Space Heater
Shop Vac
100 Piece Tool Sets

Dish Sets
Coffee Maker
George Foreman Grill
Make Up Sets
Kitchen Appliances
Necklace or Earrings
Bath & Body Sets
Jewelry Box

2 Responses

  1. Jennifer

    For The Manger, can you tell me what age group you are short on gifts for? We would like to contribute and want to make sure there are plenty of gifts for each age to choose from.

    1. jfuqua

      Hi Jennifer,

      Thank you for asking.

      Right now, we are assembling gifts so won’t know the gender/age we are running low on until Friday, Dec. 9. We’ll be sure to post that information on our Facebook page ( In general, we usually don’t have as many gifts for teen boys and girls along with adult gifts but we’ll know for sure in a couple of days.

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