Community Partners for Children is a community-based nonprofit organization that works to better the lives of needy children in Alexandria, VA


Currently sponsoring our 23rd Annual Toy Drive

Toy Distribution in Saturday, December 21, 2013, at the Mt. Vernon Rec Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave.

About the Toy Drive

Since 1991, Community Partners for Children has provided toys and clothing to a cumulative Alexandria children in need through our annual Holiday Donation Drive. Each year, we make sure 600 of Alexandria's children had toys and food for the December holidays. Families receive a special invitation to attend our Distribution Day in time to wrap their children's gifts before the holidays. On Distribution Day, we and our volunteers transform a local recreation center into a winter wonderland so the children are entertained with fun activities while their parents select their gifts. We rely on volunteers to help sort and count the donations, escort families to select items, and do arts and crafts with the children. 

Please donate new toys, 
infant and toddler items, and grocery store gift cards.


See the Complete List of Needed Toys and Drop Off Locations.


Drop Off Locations

DEL RAY AREA

A Show of Hands – 2301 Mt Vernon Avenue

Artfully Chocolate – 2003A Mt Vernon Avenue

Chrysalis Chiropractic – 3140 Commonwealth Avenue

Commonwealth Baptist Church – 700 Commonwealth Avenue

Dairy Godmother – 2308 Mt Vernon Avenue

Del Ray United Methodist Church – 100 E Windsor Avenue

Del Ray Variety Store – 203 E Custis Avenue

Fireflies – 1501 Mt Vernon Ave

Grace Episcopal Church – 3601 Russell Road

Neighborhood Pharmacy – 2204 Mt Vernon Avenue

Sugar Scrub – 1607 Commonwealth Avenue

St. Elmo's – 2300 Mt Vernon Avenue

VA Commerce Bank, Del Ray Branch – 2401 Mt Vernon Avenue

Ultimate Results Gym – 2305 Mt Vernon Avenue

Upcycle – 1712 Mt Vernon Avenue

Yoga in Daily Life – 2402 Mt Vernon Avenue


OLD TOWN AREA

Alexandria Bar Association – 520 King Street, Suite 202

Alexandria City Hall – 301 King Street, Main Lobby and 2nd Floor

Alexandria Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) – 1001 N Fairfax, #500

Alexandria Myotherapy, Inc. – 333 N Fairfax Street, #303

John Marshall Bank – 700 S Washington Street

Old Town Transit Shop – 1775C Duke Street

Potomac Riverboat Company – 205 The Strand

Prescott Condominium – 1115 Cameron Street

Today's Cargo – 1102 King Street

Volunteer Alexandria – 123 N Alfred Street, 1st Floor


EISENHOWER AREA

Alexandria Transit Company/DASH Bus – 3000 Business Center Drive

Carlyle Place Apartments – 4875 Eisenhower Avenue

Meridian at Eisenhower Station – 2351 Eisenhower Avenue


OTHER LOCATIONS

Crave Frozen Yogurt – 3610 King Street

Congregation Agudas Achim – 2908 Valley Drive

Marymount University

Tempo Restaurant – 4231 Duke Street

The Hartford – 5285 Shawnee Road, # 600

The Sentinel of Landmark – 6300 Stevenson Avenue


ALL BURKE AND HERBERT BRANCHES

118 South Fairfax Street

Carlyle, 1775 Jamieson Avenue

Del Ray, 306 E Monroe Avenue

Fairlington, 1705 Fern Street

Landmark, 155 N. Paxton Street

Old Town, 621 King Street


ALL ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES

Barrett Branch – 717 Queen Street

Beatley Branch – 5005 Duke Street

Burke Branch – 4701 Seminary Road

Duncan Branch – 2501 Commonwealth Avenue


ALL ALEXANDRIA RECREATION CENTERS

Charles Houston – 901 Wythe Street

Chinquapin – 3210 King Street

Cora Kelly – 25 W Reed Avenue

Nannie J. Lee – 1108 Jefferson Street

Mt. Vernon – 2701 Commonwealth Avenue

William Ramsey – 5650 Sanger Avenue

Having a Holiday Party? 

Ask your guests to bring a toy for a needy child, then contact us!



Want to Volunteer?

Friday Night, December 20

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Volunteers needed for:

  • General Setup - tables, signs, etc.
  • Get bags of toys from cars at the curb and deliver to inside gym.
  • Toy sorting.
Saturday, December 21

7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Volunteers needed for:
  • General Setup - tables, signs, snacks.
  • Get bags of toys from cars at the curb and deliver to inside gym.
  • Toy sorting and counting.
  • Decorating and setup of Children Craft area.

Noon-4 p.m. Volunteers needed for:

  • Table Coordinators for Toys. Watch over your table and “sell” your toys to the parents. Help re-stock between time shifts.
  • Family Escorts (Spanish speakers needed). Help escort families as they select gifts.
  • Door monitors. Monitor exit door and collect letters from parents.
  • Help children with craft projects. (Spanish speakers needed).
  • General Breakdown and clean up.

Noon-4 p.m. Super Special Volunteer to be Front Door Monitor. Tasks include:

  • Greeting Client Families.
  • Assigning Family Escorts.
  • Managing Toy Distribution Assignments.

4 p.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers needed for:

  • Cleanup.
  • Box recycling.
  • Table teardown.
  • Packup of leftover toys.

Volunteer Contact:

Kendra Chambers

kendrajanedc@aol.com

703.717.0373



Can't Volunteer, but Still Want
to Help?

  • Donate new, unwrapped toys by dropping them
    off in one of the donation boxes at participating locations
    until Friday, December 20.

  • Send a tax-deductible check to support the 
    Toy and Clothing Drive to Community Partners for Children,
    P.O. Box 2738, Alexandria, VA 22301.
  • Have a Holiday Party and invite your guests to bring a toy to donate.

Community Partners for Children is an all volunteer, community-based,  501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Alexandria, Virginia, and has dedicated itself to assisting children in need since 1991. Throughout the year we collect school supplies, toys and other items and distribute them to disadvantaged children. Our close working relationship with the Alexandria Department of Human Services, public school social workers, as well as various community service organizations allows us to provide assistance to those most vulnerable in our community: our children. Our TIN is 54-1631217.
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