Christmas is Coming…
It’s Time for the 2020 Toys for Tots Collection Drive!
WHO: United Way of Gloucester County and Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders – Human Service Advisory Council.
WHEN: Monday, November 2nd, to Friday, December 11, 2020 (anytime within this period, or earlier).
HOW: Sponsor a toy collection drive at your workplace. Encourage employees to contribute a new, unwrapped toy during the period you select for collection. Donations can be dropped off at the Toys for Tots collection site, or there is a volunteer who can pick up the items. Please call the building prior to drop-off to ensure that there are volunteers ready to collect your items! If you need a pick-up please notify us as soon as possible with your requested date. For COVID-19 Compliance we are offering a wholesale option through HDI Wholesale that will be directly delivered to your local campaign.
RECOMMENDED DONATIONS: NEW AND UNWRAPPED TOYS consisting of educational toys, infant toys, sports equipment, MP3 players, watches, blankets, blow dryers, etc. There is usually a shortage of items for children between infancy to age 3 and age 10 and older.
HOW DONATIONS ARE DISTRIBUTED: Toys for Tots receives requests from the Board of Social Services, churches, human service agencies, municipalities, and families.
HOW TO RECOMMEND A FAMILY: Complete a request form on the national website www.toysfortots.org. Click on “request a toy”, State: NJ, location: Gloucester County. Families will be required to show proof of residency and birth certificates for all children that toys are requested for, and they will be contacted when they can pick up the toys. No phone requests will be accepted.
DONATION BOXES: Limited supplies of cardboard collecting bins are available at United Way (454 Crown Point Road, Thorofare, 08086…face mask required for entering office) for your organization to pick up. Toys for Tots also welcomes checks, made payable to “Marine Toys for Tots Foundation”; the organization will purchase toys or you can choose to purchase bundles through HDI Wholesale that will be directly delivered.
WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR COLLECTION: You can bring the items to the Toys for Tots collection site, 210 County House Road, Shady Lane Complex, Building E, Clarksboro, 08020, from 9 am to 2:30 pm, Monday to Friday. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for the items to be picked up or call their office, 856-224-8061 or 8063, fax 8064, PICKUPS will be arranged 12/1/2020-12/11/2020.
ALL ITEMS MUST BE AT THE COLLECTION SITE BY FRIDAY BETWEEN 12/1/2020–12/11/2020.
PLEASE EMAIL PICTURES OF YOUR STAFF & COLLECTION TO NMORSE@UWGCNJ.ORG TO BE RECOGNIZED ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA. THANK YOU FOR HELPING WITH THIS IMPORTANT PROGRAM!