While kids will be haunting neighborhoods Monday night, we’re thinking ahead… just like North Texas non-profits. The season for toy drives is upon us once again. However, with the costs of toys, games and dolls rising due to inflation and all that grownup stuff, Santa, Mrs. C, the elves and reindeer could really use all the help they can get.
To help the bearded gent and his crew, MSC is going to run the “MySweetToyDrive” series featuring articles about North Texas 501 (c) 3 nonprofits’ toy drives until Friday, December 9. While the deadline for receiving articles is Wednesday, November 30, they’ll be posted on a first-come, first-post basis.
Ah, but there is a catch… no, make that more than one catch. It must be a first-person write-up by a staffer or volunteer, including the following:
- The name of the author and their role in the nonprofit
- The name of the organization
- What is the goal of the toy drive?
- Where can people drop off toys?
- Should the gifts come unwrapped?
- Will donations be accepted? If so, how can people donate including a link?
- How long has your organization been holding toy drives?
- What is the deadline to drop off toys?
- Give a little information about the kids who will be receiving the gifts (i.e., age range, girls and/or boys, etc.)
Also include in your email:
- The organization’s logo in JPEG format and/or photo of author
- The organization’s website
Send the materials to [email protected]. Please put the “MySweetToyDrive for [the organization’s name]” (Example: MySweetToyDrive for North Texas’ Cutest Kids Society) in the subject line. If you don’t, the notorious MySweetCharity filters will probably send your submission into the great unknown.