What is the Spirit Store?
The ATLAS of Lyon County Christmas Store is a shopping experince designed to help finanically challenged families thrive in the Christmas Season. Individuals and families are welcome to shop and purchase new items at greatly reduced prices. We seek to create an experience of dignity, respect and stewardship for all involved– customers, donors, and volunteers.
Where/When is the Christmas Store?
The Spirit Store is located in our Atlas Ministry Center during the month of December. Typically, sign-ups and an interview with ATLAS Management (mandatory) will begin in November. For more information please contact the Atlas office 712-472-9016. Keep an eye on our events page for upcoming events for the Christmas Store
Who can use the Christmas store?
Individuals and families experiencing a financial hardship (defined by income guidelines) are welcome to shop. Everyone must bring in proof of income or financial assistance verification is required. This is a requirement to shop and no exceptions will be made.
How can we help?
The Spirit Store offers items at discounted prices because of our community’s generous donations of items and money. Please call our office (472-9016) or stop (112 1st Ave, Rock Rapids) by for a list of needed items or to make a financial contribution. Involve your groups, kids, churches, the possibilities of impact are endless!
Shopping Tips and Policies:
Be honest. We ask that you shop for your household family members only and tell us the truth about who lives with you and your household’s income. This information will be verified prior to scheduling a shopping date with ATLAS Management.
A limit is set per family, so be prepared to shop within that. We do not accept “returns” or “trades”. Know your limits and plan accordingly.
Be prompt for your appointed timeslot. Due to confidentiality reasons, your timeslot is yours. You are expected to arrive at the designated time. Only the applicant(s) on file will be allowed into the Spirit Store to shop.
Share your blessing. If you know of someone who could benefit from shopping at the Spirit Store, tell them about it!