common ground montgomery

christmas store

December 2017 will mark Common Ground Montgomery’s 11th Annual Christmas Store! The Christmas Store has collectively provided thousands of toys for youth in our neighborhood! 


  1. Provide children in our programs the joy of receiving some toys for Christmas.
  2. Affirm the dignity of adults in our community as they purchase toys at an affordable rate instead of giving them away.
  3. To help empower the high school students in the After School Program by giving them an opportunity to invest back into their community through working and serving. The high school students will be leading this year's store operation.

Date: TBD. Check back this Fall/Winter for dates. 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM each day

Donations: Drop-off days are limited. Office hours for Drop-off at CGM are 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Monday - Friday. 

o       Donate gift cards from the following stores: Toys-R-Us or Walmart
o       Donate Cash or Check (please be sure to note “Christmas Store” in the check memo line), or pre-paid Visa or MasterCard.

  • You can drop off toys, check, cash or gift card donations anytime at our offices Monday - Friday from 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM, or you can send donations to P.O. Box 1866, Montgomery, AL 36102. Please specify somewhere on the donation that it should be used for The Christmas Store.

o       Donate Toys!

  • Purchase any new toy(s) for children up to age 14.
  • Leave price tag intact or leave receipt in bag. DON’T WRAP ITEMS, PLEASE.
  • In an attempt to reflect the students in our program we ask that you only purchase brown baby and Barbie dolls.
  • Toys can be dropped off at the CGM office or, for your convenience, we have other drop off sites for you to use:
    • TBD. Check back this Fall/Winter for locations.
    • Additional drop off locations will be added when they become available

Volunteer: Thank you for your interest in getting involved with our organization. The link to sign up to volunteer is below as well as the links to our donation wish lists for this year:

Volunteer: TBD. Check back this Fall/Winter for a volunteer sign up.

New This Year - Gift Registries

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To make shopping even more convenient and to give you a better idea of what gifts students are asking for, we have created registries at various stores for you to purchase gifts from.

The registry information is listed below and will be a great asset as you go out and shop for our students. Registry Information:

If you chose to use the registry to buy gifts online and would like to have the gift shipped to Common Ground Montgomery, our street address is 1516 Mobile Road, Montgomery, AL 36108.

Walmart: Check back this Fall/Winter for Registry Information

Target: Check back this Fall/Winter for Registry Information

ToysRus: Check back this Fall/Winter for Registry Information



Saturday drop-offs are not currently scheduled.