The 2015 Valley Toys 4 Kids Campaign is underway and TEAM, Inc. is hoping to provide over 1,300 needy Valley children with something special under their Christmas tree this year. This campaign collects new, unwrapped toys for the under-served children in our communities
The annual Toys 4 Kids program provides thousands of Christmas toys for children from low income families across the Valley – children who otherwise might “go without” during the holidays. “When families are struggling, they have to make decisions during this time of year between paying for heat and rent or buying the children Christmas toys. The Toys 4 Kids program ensures that every child can have a good Christmas,” says Diane Stroman, TEAM’s Executive Vice President. Last year due to the generosity of our community, our agency provided 1,372 children with toys to place under their Christmas trees.
Donations of new unwrapped toys to the Toys4Kids Program can be dropped off at TEAM, Inc. headquarters, 30 Elizabeth Street in Derby, weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm, the Toys 4 Kids, Toy Store, 153 Main Street from 9 a.m to 4 p.m and various drop-off sites throughout the Valley. The list of drop off sites can be found on TEAM’s website – www.teaminc.org.
Financial donations are accepted and should be sent to TEAM, Inc., Valley Toys 4 Kids Campaign, 30 Elizabeth Street, Derby, CT. 06418.
The expense of the holiday season often impacts the budgets of the families we serve significantly,” states David Morgan, CEO of TEAM “For those families with children, parents are often overwhelmed trying to fit the expense of gifts into an already stretched budget. Our Toys 4 Kids toy drive assists parents or guardians in providing presents to their children during tough economic times. Contributions to TEAM’s Toys 4 Kids Toy Drive—either through donations of toys or monetary donations helps our families to provide a festive holiday for their children.
Applications for the program are currently being accepted weekdays from 9 am to 4pm until December 15th at TEAM, Inc.’s headquarters located at 30 Elizabeth Street in Derby. Parents/Guardians who apply for the program must meet low income eligibility requirements and provide identification and proof of residence for themselves and a birth certificate or social security card for their children.
For additional information on donations or the application process, contact Trish Wigglesworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-736-5420 ext. 221.