SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. The Potter’s Wheel Store is providing affordable Christmas options to local and low income, hardworking families.
On December 21st between 5:00pm to 7:00pm, families will be able to shop at Potter’s Wheel and purchase toys at 1/10 of the retail cost. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)
On December 21st between 5:00pm to 7:00pm, families will be able to shop at Potter’s Wheel and purchase toys at 1/10 of the retail cost.
“These are normally the families that can make ends meet but for whatever reason, when Christmas comes, it’s a little bit of a struggle,” explained Heather Silva, Supervisor. “They are the ones that are truly in desperate need. We want to be able to give them a hands up not a handout and allow them that opportunity to be able to purchase their presents and save their dignity.”
So far, they have 20 families and are looking to help between 200 to 300 families.
Families will have to be invited to this event but people can nominate them by stopping at Potter’s Wheel and speaking to Heather Silva by December 20th.
“We can certainly rally behind these families and show them that especially this season, they are loved,” said Silva. “We notice the hard work that they are doing and that we simply want to give back. We want to help them and give them that extra hand up.”
They have partnered with the Gering Zion Church.
The church will take a donation and have their youth purchase toys.
Potter’s Wheel also has a silent auction until Saturday so residents can buy new and old portraits of the Centennial Blanket and Chimney Rock.
With their Toy Drive, for every unused toy you donate, you receive a 25% discount card.