Each year, at our Samhain and Winter Solstice rituals, we collect toys for Franklin County Children’s Services, with toys that are not suitable for Children’s Services going to another local charity, such as Firefighters4Kids. Both these charities help out on a very local level, with the toys donated to Children’s Services going to their playroom.
In 2007, we expanded our colleciton. Rather than collecting toys at Yule only, we began to collect toys at Samhain. The hope is to increase the number of toys we take in, which will allow us to distribute more joy each holiday season.
Franklin County Children Services provides protection and care for abused, neglected and dependent children and troubled youth through its many programs and services. These toys make a real difference in children’s’ lives, and it’s one of the more rewarding service projects we do throughout the year.
Please consider donating through us each holiday season. Donations are taken until the night of our Yule ritual each year, so if you cannot attend but would like to donate, please contact us.
|Toys with big pieces||Toys with small pieces|
|Wooden or very solid plastic toys||fuzzy/furry toys or stuffed animals|
|Picture books (thick pages are good)||Art supplies|
|large piece puzzles||Board games and cards|
|Toys without batteries||Noisy toys|
|Large items (such as craft tables|
or small-end playsets)
As mentioned above, anything that is not suitable for donation to Children’s Services will go to another local charity.