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Holiday shopping for kids that teaches them to give back!

Kids can shop for the holidays in San Antonio while giving back to Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas

Are your kids eager to shop for friends and family during the holidays? But, wait. That means you always know what you’re receiving from them, right? You take them shopping and the perfect gift they select for you must be purchased in your presence, ruining the surprise.

What if your kids could shop in a safe environment offering inexpensive items with a little shopping help of some trusted elves, all while you relax nearby, none the wiser about what gifts they’re buying?

From Me To You is a holiday shopping experience created for just for San Antonio kids! First opened during the holidays in 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas designed this unique holiday pop up shop to cater to the specific needs of kid shoppers during the holiday season. And, every purchase your child makes benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas. This local nonprofit serves San Antonio and surrounding areas by providing children who face adversity with “strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”

When your children shop at From Me To You, they’re helping other kids in their community!

Here’s how From Me To You works:

  • Kids make a list of who they want to shop for.
  • Children shop in the From Me To You store and spend up to a limit set by a parent or guardian.
  • All gifts can be wrapped at the store by the kids (with help from elves!).
  • While kids shop, parents wait in the comfortable lounge area, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, watch a holiday-themed movie, and get a break from the stress of holiday shopping.
  • Kids leave with a bag of “Under the Tree Ready” gifts for family and friends.

Mark your calendar for the From Me To You 2015 Grand Opening this Saturday, December 5th, at 1:00 p.m., at the Big Brothers Big Sisters offices downtown. There will be food trucks, free hot chocolate, and other holiday treats. And, of course, plenty of fun shopping options for kids!

Days / Times for the From Me To You Holiday Pop Up Shop:

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday, Dec. 7 – 18

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Dec. 12 and 19

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays, Dec. 13 and 20

Location of the From Me To You Holiday Pop Up Shop:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas offices
202 Baltimore Avenue (near the intersection of McCullough and N. St. Mary’s St.)
San Antonio, Texas 78215
From Me To You on Facebook
Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas on Facebook

Kids can shop for the holidays in San Antonio while giving back to Big Brothers Big Sisters South Texas

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Where families, kids, and teens can volunteer during the holidays in San Antonio, 2015

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  1. What a great idea! And who doesn’t love food trucks and hot chocolate!!

  2. Such a great idea. Pinned on my San Antonio board.

  3. OMG I love this! I had no idea but excited to check it out and take part for sure!!

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