The Childhelp Holiday Toy & Clothing Drive is providing joy this holiday season to children and families who have been affected by abuse and neglect. New and unused nonviolent toys, clothes and gift cards are accepted now through Dec. 31, 2021.
The annual drive is an opportunity for businesses, families and individuals to come together and help make the holidays special for children in need. Every year, Childhelp provides clothing and toys to the thousands of children under Childhelp’s care in Arizona and its other brick and mortar locations in California, Tennessee and Virginia.
“We saw an increase in calls to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline throughout the pandemic, signaling that many children were at home suffering at the hands of an abuser,” Childhelp Director of Wings & Arizona Chapter Coordinator said. “Part of our healing work at Childhelp involves ensuring each child feels secure, loved and special. Our Childhelp Founders established standards that include a special holiday for children with presents from their wish lists.”
Specific needs in high demand this year include undergarments in all sizes, fidget spinners, makeup kits, adult sized shoes, superhero themed items, Legos and multicultural dolls.
View the full wish list here
WAYS TO DONATE:
- Ship or schedule a time to drop off new or unused items at Childhelp’s headquarters in Scottsdale: 6730 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 150, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85253. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a drop off.
- Drop off items at participating Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations
- Donate online
- Those looking for additional ways to contribute toward Childhelp’s mission to end child abuse can also make a purchase through smile.amazon.com. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the item’s value to Childhelp when the organization is selected as the designated charity.
About Childhelp: Founded by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson in 1959, Childhelp® has brought the light of hope and healing into the lives of more than 11 million children as a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping abused, neglected and at-risk children. Childhelp’s programs and services include residential treatment services, children’s advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline serves children and adults nationwide 24/7 through phone, text and online chat. For more information, visit www.childhelp.org and follow Childhelp at facebook.com/childhelp,Instagram.com/childhelp and twitter.com/childhelp.