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Check out Child Advocates Communication Associate Tracy Buchholz and Toy Drive Coordinator Chris Hayes organizing the Toy Drive site on #GivingTuesday featured in the Metro!


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2013 Child Advocates Holiday Toy Drive

Holiday Toy Drive Information:

For many of the kids we serve, the holidays are difficult. Some children may be separated from their parents, others from their siblings. At least 90% come from families living below the federal poverty level. All have experienced significant trauma that taints the warm holiday season.

We invite you to make the holidays brighter for these boys and girls.

Join our Holiday Toy Drive! We offer many ways to participate. Please read each volunteer opportunity carefully, as some changes have been made this year.

Coordinate a Child Advocates Toy Drive at work, among friends and family, at your child’s school, or at your church, synagogue or mosque. We will send you the names and ages of children – you tell us how many – on adhesive labels that can be distributed to your donors. We suggest a minimum of 10 children. When you’re done, deliver the toys to us or we’ll pick them up.

Buy gifts for our children (Birth to 21). We especially need gifts for teenagers. Gift cards are an easy way to give to this age group and our teens love them! (Ideas: CVS, Target, Wal-Mart, movie theaters, Blockbuster, Foot Locker, Bath & Body Works, sports stores, Five Below, etc.).

Volunteer at our Toy Drive headquarters (1880 JFK Blvd, 19th Floor) to help sort and bag toys during the weeks preceding Delivery Day.

Help deliver toys on December 21st – Delivery Day. Unfortunately, because of the time it takes to process each background check, the last day to register to deliver toys was the afternoon of Tuesday, December 17th. Please email to learn about other volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

Sponsor a needy family or teen on a larger scale. Many of our clients’ families are impoverished with large sibling groups or special needs children, and may require more than toys.

Sorters, Donors and Toy Drive Coordinators, click HERE to fill out our volunteer interest form. 

**Things to remember: The deadline to delivery toys to our Toy Drive headquarters is Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Please do not wrap gifts, give candy, or weapon-themed toys.

Pick up toys at various Center City and suburban locations.

Come help us sort and bag toys in preparation for delivery.

Deliver toys to our kids. It’s a heartwarming activity and lots of fun! Delivery day begins at 8:00am on Saturday, December 21, 2013.

If you have any questions, please cotact, 267-546-9216.

We are grateful to The Independence Foundation for their supporting sponsorship of the Annual Toy Drive.  Watch our Holiday Toy Drive 2012 Highlights video and learn why your friends are involved.

Toy Drive