Need to know how to get your child a free Christmas toy? The economy in 2010 has hit everyone hard and with the Christmas season upon us, there are some children who might not get a gift. Looking for a resource to find a free Christmas toy to put under the Christmas Tree this year? During the Christmas holiday season, plenty of organizations offers help and assistance for those parents looking for a present or two.
Here are some suggestions that you can immediate do:
Register for the Marine Toys for Tots program. The have a strong website that can direct you to a local contact and easily send you the details to get involved. Donâ€™t delay as the closer to Christmas you decide to check, the harder it will be to get a toy.
Start asking at your church or community center. You donâ€™t need to be part of a church to get a donated new toy for your child, but you must ask. Many churches have toy drives to share the season with their community. Call and find out if you can be on their list for a toy or two. Calendar listings in the local newspaper will definitely be a great local resource to find a list. Remember if they are asking for toys, that means they are giving them away as well.
The Salvation Army and Goodwill are two wonderful sources for requesting toys. You may also ask for food at these organizations, but if a toy is your first priority, let them know as they will definitely help.Â When you contact the organization, ask to speak to someone who focuses on holiday events for children.
Local chapters of civic and community groups who focus on children are great resources for toy drives to find a gift. Mothers of Preschoolers, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Rotary Club, Lions Club and others including the Scouting groups offer free gifts to those kids who need one under the Christmas tree.
Don't wait too late to ask and make sure you have an idea of what type of toy your child will like. This will help find the perfect gift for your child and a smile on their face on Christmas morning.