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Operation Summer Toy Donation Drive


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This is a one day drive. Bring new or gently used (good condition) toys to donate to the homeless children of our community. For every toy you bring in, you will receive a raffle drawing entry for one of several gift card/gift basket prizes from area businesses. A full list of drawing prizes will be updated at a later time. There will be a craft and games for the kids as well. We will also be accepting much need wish list items from St. Vincent de Paul's Homeless Shelter.

Toy Donation List: (NO Bats)
*Bicycles (new/used)(must be in working order, no repairs needed)
*Bicycle accessories
*Jump ropes
*Sidewalk chalk / regular chalk
*Sand Toys / Sand Castle Buckets
*Hula hoops
*Big coloring books
*Bouncy balls / Kick balls / Basketballs / Soccer Balls
*Mid-size and large Frisbees (especially sturdy foam ring for edge)
*Games ( indoor and outdoor)
*Corn hole
*Tonka Trucks
*Barbie dolls
*Kitchen / Lemon Aid stand
*Play kitchen items
*Play Food
*Action Figures
*Large rolls of paper for drawing
*Water Toys
*Sprinkler for children to get wet

Here is a link to the shelter's wish list items....

They also have urgent need of men and women's underwear, baby diapers (all sizes but especially the larger sizes 5/6), towels & sheets.

Raffle Prize Drawings: (not a complete list - will be updated)

Murphy's Used Books Gift Card

If you have questions, please feel free to ask. If you would like to donate your time during the event send us a message or email us at: helpinghandsdayton@gmail.com.

Special thanks to Murphy's Used Books for hosting this event at their store and donating a gift card for the raffle drawing. Helping Hands for the Homeless and St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter appreciates their assistance in helping our local homeless in the community.