CPC Kicks Off Holiday Toy Drive

Each holiday season, Community Partners for Children (CPC) collects toys for deserving kids in the Alexandria area, and asks the community for help.

CPC volunteers have delivered decorated boxes to local businesses and government offices. In mid-December, volunteers will pick up the donated toys. On Distribution Day, Saturday, Dec. 19, CPC will sort the donations by age group, and then help deserving families select toys for their children.

Here’s how you can support the holiday toy drive:

Make a cash contribution by sending your check to Community Partners for Children, P.O. Box 2738, Alexandria, VA 22301.

Donate a Grocery Gift Card! at a CPC donation box.

Donate toys! Leave a doll, toy truck, game, or any other new toy for a deserving child or infant at a CPC donation box.

Volunteer: Contact Kendra Chambers (kendrajanedc@aol.com or 703-717-0373).

Volunteer Dates:

∑ Help pick up donations during week of Dec. 14 through 18, as needed. Drive to drop-off locations and pick up items and boxes. Deliver to storage areas.

∑ Help pick up donations on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

∑ Pick up donations from storage areas and deliver to Cora Kelly Elementary School.

∑ Help sort and count toys on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Cora Kelly Elementary School.

∑ Assist families to select toys on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Cora Kelly Elementary School.