Affordable Christmas is an initiative of Current Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Florida that started with young adults committed to educating others on current social initiatives and mobilizing them to bring about change.
Affordable Christmas is a shopping event for lower-income, working-class families to provide their children fun and exciting gifts during the holiday season. Families are invited through partnering community organizations to attend the event and purchase new, unused gifts at 1/10 the cost of their original price.
Affordable Christmas makes it easy for those families who may be financially struggling, to give their children a special Christmas. All gifts are intended for children and teens ages 0-14 years old. Families can purchase gifts such as bikes, skateboards, arts/crafts kits, video games, sports toys etc. and spend no more than $10 per item. Having families purchase items rather than free gives empowerment and dignity to these working parents who simply need a hand up.