In Brookmeade tradition, this Christmas season we will be collecting toys for the “Last Minute Toy Store.” This project provides free gifts for children and teens whose families are unable to. They are looking for donations of new toys, stocking stuffers, books, games, sporting goods, and arts & crafts!
Janet L. has offered to organize the toy drive this year and we are so thankful to her for keeping the Brookmeade spirit alive in this way! We will be collecting toys from Sunday, 11/28 until Sunday, 12/12. You can bring toys to put in the donation box on Sunday mornings or during Lauryn’s office hours (Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am – 2pm).
Here are the guidelines for purchasing NEW toys and other items:
“New, unwrapped toys (no clothing or footwear) and other age-appropriate gifts in the $10 – $25 price range are needed for ages newborn to 18 years. Gifts for all ages are helpful, but in the past we have had a special need for items for teenagers and toddlers. We do not accept toys that require batteries to operate.
It is sometimes hard to find gifts for teens. Please consider donating gift cards in the amount of $15-$20 to stores such as: Bath and Body Works, Walmart, Old Navy, Rue 21, Target.
If you would prefer to buy specific items, here are some ideas: Jewelry, make-up kits, purses/wallets, watches, ear buds, ear phones, journals, curling irons, shavers or trimmers, candles. Please steer away from clothing, shoes, and small accessories.”
To find out more about the Last Minute Toy Store, visit their website here: https://www.lastminutetoystore.com/