With your help, 203 families shopped for 615 children at the Gift Mart on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

All of the remaining gifts are being distributed through multiple partnerships such as:

  • El Buen Pastor

  • Kidz Xtreme

  • City Light Ministry

  • Bethesda Center for the Homeless

  • Cherokee Nation

  • Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts in New Bern, NC

  • And other local organizations….all in addition to the 20+ nonprofits who referred families to shop on the 15th

If you would like to be a part of planning efforts for the 2019 Gift Mart, please email us at Work begins in January!

What is Gift Mart?


Love Out Loud sponsored the third Christmas for the City Gift Mart to serve the communities of our city:

Saturday, December 15, 2018, Benton Convention Ctr

The Gift Mart provides an opportunity for parents to purchase, in a store-type setting, new and like new toys and gifts for their children (including tween and teens) at greatly reduced prices. Families who shop at the Gift Mart are referred to us through the non-profits with whom we partner.

Why Does it Matter?

Parents want to provide for their children.  But some find themselves in very tight places and are having a challenge doing so.  The Gift Mart provides an opportunity for parents to purchase new and like-new holiday gifts and toys for their children at a cost of $2 to $5 each.

How You Can Help!

COLLECT TOYS & GIFTS: Get your office, school, team, organization or neighbors to hold a toy and gift drive. We accept new and like-new toys and gifts. Email the Gift Mart Team to be a drop off site or run a toy drive. We will also have community wide drop off locations later in 2019.

AMAZON WISH LIST: We will open up an Amazon Wish List closer to the event. Your purchased gifts will be delivered directly to the Gift Mart Team.

VOLUNTEER: Volunteer to help plan the event, the day of the event, or on the prior days. If you're interested in joining the planning team or have any questions please feel free to email us at Specific Opportunities will be posted in Winter 2019.

GIVE: Make a financial donation by cash, check, text or online. Find complete instructions here or by pressing the "support" button at the top of the page.

If you’d like to help make dreams come true, please email us at