On select days in early December, low-income families will have the opportunity to purchase new Christmas toys and gift items for their children, at an 80% discount off the retail price! (Parent is paying only 20% of the cost). Last year’s Toy Store served over 550 families who shopped for more than 1700 children! 320 Volunteers donated 1414 hours to prepare and operate the store!
This year’s “campaign” for donations will begin early October (but we accept donations ANYTIME!) We will need lots of new, unwrapped toys (please leave price tag on each item).
New Items needed: Ipod. CD players/Radios. Digital Cameras. Electronic games. Prepaid Cell Phones. Teen jewelry/ cosmetics / accessories. Table top games (all ages). Sports games/sets (all ages). Sports balls. Toddler Toys, anykind! Toddler riding toys. Toddler crafts. Baby interactive toys. Assorted stocking stuffers & novelties. (No school supplies. No stuffed animals.)
In addition to these items, our store also offers free onsite gift wrapping to the shoppers; therefore, new gift wrap paper, scotch tape, and adhesive bows and gift tags are needed to complete our Gift Wrap Station.
Volunteers will be needed for shopping, for preparation or for helping during store operating hours.
You are invited to serve others by donating new items, by volunteering, by participating as a drop site, by donating funds for new toys – can we count on you? Contact Joyce Brammer for more info or call 254-753-4900.