Greetings Gresham Chamber Member!
The Human Solutions’ Annual Toy Drive & Holiday Store Need Your Help!
Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner (and we don’t mean Halloween)! Here are Human Solutions we are busily planning our 2018 Toy Drive and Holiday Store for the low-income families we work with, a joyful holiday tradition since 2004.
Our Holiday Store is a unique event for low-income families because we invite parents in our programs to visit the “store” and select gifts they know their kids will want.
Will you help us make this event a success? With the help of our community – that’s you! – we can reach more low-income families this year than ever before.
Here’s how you can help:
We are asking you, your church, company or organization for help collecting gifts! Deliver donated items, coordinate a gift drive, or host a donation bin in your space. Our biggest requests are for warm coats, hats and gloves, toys and games. We request that all donations be brand new and unwrapped. You’ll find our Wish List on the back side of this letter.
Volunteer at the Store
The truth is we couldn’t make this all happen without volunteers! Folks are needed to set up and clean up, wrap gifts, bake cookies & keep the hot chocolate flowing, and assist shoppers who want a hand. This year’s store takes place at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church at NE 174th & Glisan and will be open from Tuesday, Dec. 18th through Thursday, Dec. 20th, where we aim to have toys for 600 children. Find dates and jobs that work for you - then sign up!
Sponsor the Event.
Consider being a sponsor to help make it all possible.
Ready to jump in or have a question? Call us on 503.548.0213 or email the team at email@example.com. Our web site is chock full of details, too: http://humansolutions.org/helping/holiday-toy-drive/.
Thanks in advance for bringing holiday cheer to families in need! We look forward to hearing from you soon!
The Human Solutions Holiday Store Team
Toy Drive Wish List
CHILDREN’S CLOTHING (AGES 2-17)
Winter Jackets, Fleeces & Hoodies, Socks
Gift cards to local stores like: Target,
Old Navy, Big 5, Dick’s, Nike, Adidas
TOYS (AGES 2-17)
Games & Puzzle | Blocks & Legos
Soccer/Basket balls & other sports equipment
Dolls & Stuffed Animals
Art supplies: Painting kits, crayons,
colored pencils, etc.
Educational Kits | Books
TWEENS + TEENS (AGES 12-17)
Gift cards in $25 increments to Burgerville,
Regal Cinema, Amazon, Old Navy, Target, etc.
New & Unwrapped Toys Only, Please!