Once again this year, we will continue our tradition of collecting toys for the “Last Minute Toy Store.” This project provides free gifts for children whose families are unable, for whatever legal or practical reasons, to access state financial benefits to supplement their income, which would otherwise entitle them to state help.
This “last resort” project distributes the gifts to qualifying parents in mid-December so they can plan additional holiday joy for their children. Since the project had to move from West Nashville, the Sheriff’s office has continued it through the South Nashville Police Precinct.
They are looking for donations of new toys, stocking stuffers, books, games, sporting goods, and arts & crafts!
Janet L. has offered to come pick up toys you can contribute at Brookmeade, and deliver them to the South Precinct. You can bring or send them to our office during Lauryn’s office hours (11am-1pm Wed. 12/2 or 12/9), or come say hello to Janet and deposit the items in her open trunk in our parking lot on one of the two Thursdays after Thanksgiving, Dec. 3 or 10, between noon and 1pm. If you can’t come mid-day yourself, see if a friend in the church can deliver for you, or call the office and leave a message to schedule another drop-off time.
Thank you to Janet for keeping the Brookmeade spirit alive in this way!