Online toy drive aims to collect thousands of holiday gifts

Last updated on July 7th, 2019 at 02:36 pm

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee will spend the next month working to collect as many holiday gifts as possible for its members in greatest need.Toys-236471365-Shutterstock.jpg

The youth-serving nonprofit organization has launched its 2015 Click for Kids Online Toy Drive, in which interested donors – individuals and companies – can comb through an online toy catalog to purchase new toys.

Many recipients of the toy drive live in households that have little bandwidth to celebrate the holidays with presents. Youth recipients run from age 4 to 18. Toys available for purchase in the catalog include a variety of newly released and age appropriate items.

Behind the drive are sponsors Meijer, WaterStone Bank and Bayshore Town Center’s Olshan Outreach.

Parallel to last year, Meijer will match donations for every gift given through the drive. The grocer will donate up to 6,000 gifts.

In addition to donating toys, Meijer plans to deliver the first set of donated gifts to Bayshore Town Center on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Following the delivery Boys & Girls Clubs volunteers will organize the toys and get them ready for wrapping. On Saturday, Dec. 12, more than 100 volunteers will assist with wrapping during a Gift Wrap Party in the Bayshore Town Center Rotunda.

Donations will be delivered to the nonprofit’s 43 locations and distributed to members during special holiday parties.

Both toy donations and financial contributions will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Additional support for the toy drive is being provided by community partner, also a media partner of BizTimes Milwaukee.

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