Halloween hasn’t even taken place and Community Partners of Dallas is already kicking off its annual toy drive this year. Instead of the traditional toy shop-and-drop for Dallas County abused and neglected children, it’s going to be a virtual shop-athon.
Thanks to the help of Presenting Sponsor The Moody Foundation, there will be an online Holiday Toy Shoppe, where “donors can read through descriptions on its dedicated website to select the child(ren) they would like to fulfill wishes for.” They can even search by age.
Here are some examples of the wishes:
- Nine-year-old Ja’Neigh M. “loves making things with her hands and ceing creative. She loves playing with her sisters and her family. Ja’Neigh’s wish is for an arts and crafts kit.” ($12)
- Three-year-old Andrew T. “loves playing with cars and trucks. He is always smiling and loves to laugh. Andrew’s wish is for a truck.” ($15)
- Six-year-old Monserrat C. “is very funny and creative. She enjoys playing with crafts and is extremely creative. Monserrat’s wish is for a play tent.” ($22)
- Six-year-old Brayden W. “loves to be outside and enjoys being active. He loves anything with wheels and would play all day if he could. Brayden’s wish is for a Hot Wheels mat.” ($15)
- Three-year-old Annalysia T. “is a leader and loves to dress up in pretty clothes. She likes to draw and play with her dolls and bears. Annalysia’s wish is for a Barbie doll.” ($10)
Just think. To provide for all of these five wishes would be less than $75!
You’ll need to check back throughout the drive since wishes will be regularly replenished until it closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11. Word has it that there are thousands of wishes to fulfill.
Insiders reveal that there “are special opportunities for companies that commit to filling 100+ wishes.”
According to CPD President/CEO Paige McDaniel, “For many of the children that CPD serves, this will be the first time they have ever received a present, and for all it will be a time that makes them feel special and one that they remember. Thank you in advance for helping bring hope to the abused and neglected children of Dallas County.”
In addition to The Moody Foundation, CPD’s 2020 Toy Drive’s sponsors include
- Jingle Bell Sponsors: APEX Clearing and Santander Consumer USA
- Frosty The Snowman Sponsor: Toyota
- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Sponsor: Buyers Barricades, McGuire Craddock And Strother P.C., Sammons Corporation and Thompson And Knight Foundation
- Media Sponsors: CW33, Hot 93.3 and MySweetCharity.
Why not make this a family affair? Have your kids and/or grandkids go through the list and pick out the children they would like to make this year’s holiday very special. Not only will they enjoy the act of giving, but they’ll also realize how little the recipients wish for.
*Graphic courtesy of Community Partners of Dallas