Our holiday gift drive is taking place again this winter… during a time crunch! Traditionally, we wait until after Thanksgiving to start collecting new toys and clothing. Since Thanksgiving falls so late in November, we would only have 11 business days to get the word out and have people shop/return the gifts before our collection deadline of Dec 13th. This year we are going to start before Thanksgiving, to ensure that we give everyone enough time to participate in our gift drive.
Here you can find a list of toys/clothing that we are asking for, Bear Gift List, but I can tell you that any new toy or clothing item is greatly appreciated. If you have new items in your home that you cannot use, please consider donating them. I have young children and know that over the years they have received toys or clothing that just hasn’t matched up with the sizes/seasons or is a duplicate. I gladly compile these items throughout the year and donate them to our gift drive.
If any local businesses or organizations (Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, sports teams) are looking for a community service project, we would love to partner with you for our toy drive! Email me today
We are currently partnered with some local schools, dance studios, companies, and the Berkeley Heights YMCA to act as gift collection centers. On Dec 16th, we will collect the gifts and deliver them to shelters in Newark, Elizabeth and Trenton, NJ. In turn, these shelters distribute the gifts to the families in their communities.
If you don’t live locally but would still like to be part of our gift drive, please consider ordering gifts and having them delivered to our offices: Cherished Creations/ Attn: Suzanne Grande/ 343 Snyder Ave./ Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922.