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Join us for the 2021 Gloria Deo Academy Christmas Store! The GDA Christmas Store will be open on December 8-9 from 7:45 am – 4 pm.

The annual Christmas Store extravaganza will take place on Wednesday, December 8th for the GDA M/W students and Thursday, December 9th for the GDA T/TH students.  This highly anticipated event is a fun and safe environment where students Preschool-12th grade can secretly shop for their family members!  Each student will receive an envelope to list each family member to buy for (please limit lists to close family members only, as time is limited.) and enclose CASH to be used.  Each class will then have an opportunity to shop with independence and gifts will be wrapped at school and sent home the same day.

This is where YOU come in! Lots of volunteers are needed to set up, price items, help young students shop, wrap gifts, tear down, and take inventory.  We need you to help make this event all it can be! You don’t have to be a professional wrapper; bags will be used! Come early and enjoy a cup of coffee and some holiday treats!  We love this event and we love our volunteers! Please direct all questions to Whitney Sparkman, wsparkman@gloriadeoacademy.org. Let’s kick off the holiday season with lots of laughs and great memories!

  • EXCITEMENT: Come see the excitement on the kids’ faces as they learn the joy of buying gifts for others.
  • TREATS: Enjoy Christmas music, treats, and a coffee station for all volunteers! Lunch is also provided for volunteers!
  • FESTIVE: To make the atmosphere as fun as possible and spread some holiday cheer, please dress in your favorite holiday gear; hats, necklaces, aprons, beautiful or ugly Christmas sweaters, etc.


We need your help! A volunteer sign up link will be available soon! Save the date.

*We are in need of donations of tiny, small and medium sized bags gift bags, packs of white lunch sacks, cellophane treat bags ribbon, and tissue paper (doesn’t need to be new, can be a donation of personal surplus).


Especially for Parents

The Christmas Store will be open for parents to shop from 2:30-3:15 on Wednesday, December 8th and Thursday, December 9th.

Premier vendors include: Cerena Lynn (Cerena’s Crafterie & Clay Co – handmade jewelry from polymer clay, hand embroidery, felt floral wreaths and garlands),  No Coast Coffee, Karlie Stephenson (Envious Boutique – handmade kids clothing, plus women’s clothing, custom orders available), Gjetta Moss (leather earrings), Grace Sullivan (Sullivan Studios Glass – handmade glass marbles, ornaments, jewelry and more), Caitlin Nelson (Usborne Books), Lindsay’s Kitchen and more!

If you are interested in being a vendor at this event, please email Whitney Sparkman at wsparkman@gloriadeoacademy.org 

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