15:56Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Nonprofits are gearing up for the holidays and giving donations another boost.
Volunteers sorted toys at PRISM’s Holiday Toy Shoppe Tuesday.
Participants will have the opportunity to select gifts from a donation inventory on Saturday, December 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The store will be set up at Valley Community Presbyterian Church in Golden Valley.
“Our Holiday Toy Shop is one of our favorite events of the year. We are excited to return to Valley Community Presbyterian Church,” said PRISM Advancement Director Alisha Weis.
Participants will choose gifts for children aged 0-18
“We’re going to give out toys to about 1,000 kids,” Weis said.
Those who wish to participate are asked to make an appointment to come to the Holiday Toy Shop. PRISM has added 50 more slots for people who are helping out at the Holiday Toy Shoppe, and Weis says they have 75 percent of the donations they need.
Weis says the need is great for those in the community now.
For example, he says, PRISM’s food shelf experiences double the number of visits.
“About 2,000 families come to the food shelf every month looking for food,” says Weis. “Our goal at PRISM has always been to help families stretch their budgets further, and we really see our Holiday Toy Shoppe program as a way to help families maintain that family tradition.”
PRISM says they have 75 percent of the gifts they need, so they’re asking the community to donate toys or gift cards between now and Saturday so they’re ready for this year’s toy giveaway.
PRISM is a non-profit organization founded in 1970
Provides basic needs and services in the northwest Twin Cities suburbs, including a Toy Shoppe, food pantry, housing and children’s programming.