The Holiday Toy Shoppe
About the Toy Shoppe
The Holiday Toy Shoppe is an annual program sponsored by Glade Valley Community Services, Inc. The Toy Shoppe is a community-wide effort to assist families living in the Walkersville / Woodsboro and surrounding Glade Valley area needing assistance in providing a better holiday for their children than might otherwise be possible.
The program depends to a great degree on the generosity of local churches, organizations, business and residents to provide the requested items. GVCS provides funding for the purchase of items, where needed, should community donations prove insufficient.
Applications for Toy Shoppe assistance are always taken in October and applicants should be on the lookout for dates and times.
We will post a link here and on the homepage when the application process is open.
To qualify, you must live in the Walkersville / Woodsboro Feeder School area and have proof of address, financial need and birth certificates of children. (See application for examples.)
If you want to donate to our Holiday Toy Shoppe we can provide you with wish lists of clothing and toys, or you can adopt a child!
Please note, we only provide for the children ages 0-18 (in school) in the family.
ONE child’s wish list would include: 2 outfits (usually pants and a top), one pack of underwear/diapers and one pack of socks, hat, gloves and 3 toys.
If there are Middle and High school children in the family, we provide gift cards a sweatshirt and books.
Extras include coats, (thanks to coat drives in the community) homemade stockings, (filled by a local church) books, wrapping paper, tape and gift certificates to hair salons, local restaurants and grocery stores.
Please contact us with questions or to donate! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-845-0213 and leave a message.
In 2021, we helped 67 families and 192 children ages 0-18. Thank you, again, to the community for your generous support in making spirits brighter for those in need every holiday season!
Volunteer or Donate
We are always looking for individuals to volunteer their time to one of our programs throughout the year. If you do not have the time to volunteer, you can always donate items like food, clothing or even money. Click the link below to see how you can help.
Please fill out the form if you have any questions or comments about our programs, volunteering or donations.
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