As with all things 2020, Cherished Creations’ Toy and Gift Drive is going to look a little different this year. Typically, we have several collection sites at local schools, dance studios, offices and the YMCA. With so many of these spaces closed, we needed to revamp our gift drive so we can still deliver gifts to our participating shelters. This year, we are running a monetary gift and toy donation fund, separate from our wish fulfillment fund. The funds donated to the gift drive will only be used to purchase toys, a large variety of warm clothing, books, and more. I will then deliver these gifts to St. Joe’s Service Center, United Progress Trenton, BabyLand in Newark and Family Services of Elizabeth as they count on us each year to help their families’ holiday be as bright as possible.
If you have space and would like to act as a collection center for your local circle of friends or family, we would encourage you to do so! You can contact Suzanne for more details and pick up deadlines.
If you are local and have new items that you would like to donate to our gift drive, we will happily accept new toys, clothing (sweaters/sweatshirts, coats/vests, hats/gloves, scarves, masks), books, arts and crafts, headphones/small electronics and more!! Donations can be dropped off at Cherished Creations’ headquarters at 343 Snyder Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ.
Kindness is contagious. In these difficult times, let us be a light for those around us and consider a donation to our gift drive. We wish you much happiness and good health this holiday season. Here’s to a better 2021 for us all!!