Share-A-Gift is an all-volunteer, annual holiday project that seeks to provide toys, bikes and books for less fortunate children in the Boulder Valley School District. 519 families (1327 children) received gifts from Share-A-Gift's 2013 Toy Shop, and even more families and children beyond Boulder received gifts during the following week. For children whose families struggle to pay utility and food bills, the possibility of a special toy may be just a dream. Share-A-Gift strives to alleviate anxieties by enabling parents to select gently used toys and one new toy for each of their children up to age 14. Please help us bring smiles and raise the Holiday spirit of our entire community by supporting Share-A-Gift, which is coordinated with the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. This year the toys, bikes and books will be distributed on Saturday December 20th.
To be successful, Share-A-Gift needs thousands of new and gently used toys, books, bikes, games and puzzles, and gifts for older children (12-14) as well. Share-A-Gift allows children to meaningfully participate in gift-giving by sharing their own toys and books with families who will appreciate getting them.
Volunteers are needed December 17-18 to sort toys, December 20 to help give them away, and December 21 to pack up supplies. Tax deductable donations can be made on the website or mailed directly to Share-A-Gift, P.O. Box 17595, Boulder CO 80308. For further information about Share-A-Gift or to volunteer, please visit http://www.shareagift.org, call JoAnn at 720 446 TOY1 (8691), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.