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 are CLOSED for 2023 Holiday Season.
TO APPLY : EMAIL [email protected] WITH THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS (SEE BELOW). THIS WILL START YOUR APPLICATION. IF YOU QUALIFY YOU WILL THEN RECEIVE A SPECIFIC LINK TO FINISH THE APPLICATION AND RECEIVE A TIME AND DATE FOR PICK UP.
The following documents are needed every year when you apply!
1a) IF NEW, please send a birth certificate, guardianship papers, or passport. The parent/guardians name must be listed on the paperwork.
1b) If you have signed up in the past, please add any new children or just say you have sent in the past on the email. We do not keep any documents/photos, but we do keep track of receiving them. YOU STILL NEED TO SEND THE OTHER DOCUMENTS BELOW!
2) A photo ID with current address, if not current address, a bill with current address will be accepted.
3) Proof of Financial need. This can be ONE of the following:
SNAP LETTER (Not card, need to see current year on the letter), FARM letter (current), Medical assistance card, Pay stub that shows average income per month.
* You may take a screenshot, or picture with your phone and attach to an email. *
Please note : We do not save anything you send, we delete the information after it is reviewed.
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! Our distribution is always during the first week of December. We need Donors to take “mittens” with wish lists in the month of November!
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 [email protected] or call 301-845-0213 and leave a message.
In 2022, we helped 65 families and 226 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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