Gifts for the Forgotten

Gift Donation Deadline for the Forgotten

For the last several Decembers, individuals, local businesses, and retirement home residents have wrapped gifts for Grace Klein Community Christmas projects. Can your business get involved this year?

How are we going to wrap the items?

  • Gift bags
  • Bows
  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Wrapping paper

When we consider gift giving and how the community should spend their giving dollars, we thought about people that are forgotten. What if we focus on them!?

Did you know most HIV/AIDS patients are totally rejected by humanity? Maybe they are modern day lepers and that breaks our hearts because it has to break Jesus’ heart. Remember he healed the lepers. We like to honor and bless the ones who are battling this tough illness. The director of one of the clinics explained how many sell everything they have to be able to afford the medicine they need to stay alive. Often this leaves them without basic necessities. Couldn’t we do something?

Donate for HIV/AIDS patients:

  • Blankets
  • Socks
  • New underwear (adult sizes)
  • Lotions
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Feminine products
  • Shampoo
  • Chapstick

For fun:

  • Sudoko workbooks
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Stationary
  • Candles

Let’s overwhelm them with love!

What about the sanitation workers? Did you know that it takes hundreds of people to handle all the trash that is produced in Jefferson and Shelby counties. Do we know the names of our garbage movers? Trash stinks and is gross and they deal with ours every week. Why not bless some sanitation workers.

hat-glove-scarfDonate for sanitation workers:

  • Toboggans
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Bibles
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen (summer is coming)
  • Healthy snacks
  • Warm socks
  • Chapstick

For fun:

  • Treats for their family
  • Candles
  • Gift cards to restaurants, gas stations and experience places (miniature golf, movies, etc)
  • Wholesome books

And our food distribution kids. Maybe you deliver a route and maybe you have no idea what we are talking about. Every month over 200 families receive food through our food ministry. We serve the families to build relationships. The food is secondary, though many of them really need it and it’s a huge help! Anyway, a lot of these families have kids and kids like to feel special on Christmas.

christmas-gifts-for-kids-2Here’s to fun donations for kids:

  • Journals
  • Educational games
  • Crazy fun socks (all different sizes)
  • Jewelry for older girls
  • Games for all ages
  • Bibles
  • Toboggans
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Books
  • Legos
  • Makeup
  • Purses
  • Hot wheels

*think all kids, all ages. Sometimes people don’t think about big kids (ages 12-18)

Yea, that’s a long list and we need your help. Find the deals and drop your unwrapped gifts to the Grace Klein Community office. If we aren’t around, leave on the front porch and they will be safe.

Grace Klein Community
2652 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
Hoover, AL 35216

Our office number is 205.390.2211 if you need us for directions or questions.

Oh yea, we need all this as soon as possible. Time flies and the wrapping party will be here before we know it. Try to have to us by December 9. But yes, we will take items until December 24.

And if you know families who would never ask for help, but could use some extra love this Christmas, please send an email to We often get lots at the last minute and we need a list on hand. Families that can wait until the last minute may be surprised at the bounty.


Donate by Mail: by making out a check to "Grace Klein Community" with you designation in the memo line and send it to:

Grace Klein Community, 1678 Montgomery Highway. #104, Birmingham, AL 35216

Donate Online: by filling out the form below. Keep in mind that there will be a 2.9% fee taken from all PayPal donations, though you have the option to pay that fee at the end of the form, if you feel led to be so generous.