SOMSD Parenting Center Toy Drive Donations ‘Way Down’ — Give By December 10


The Parenting Center of the South Orange-Maplewood School District needs your help — and needs it now.

“Our requests for holiday help is up & our donations are way down!” read an email from the SOMSD Parenting Center this evening.

Each holiday season, the Parenting Center provides gifts to about 500 children in need throughout the South Orange-Maplewood community. Gift collection this year ends on December 10 — so that volunteers can then organize and deliver the gifts in time for families to prepare for the holidays.

New, unwrapped gifts and toys are needed for babies through teenagers (age 16). Donations can be dropped off at Toy Drive boxes in each SOMSD school and at businesses in the towns through December 10.

No time to shop or not sure what to get? Then purchase a gift online — search for the:

South Orange Maplewood School District Parenting Center 2017 Holiday Toy Drive gift registry.

Or make a tax-deductible donation here.

Or send a check to the SOMSD Parenting Center: 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040.


The Parenting Center — and 500-plus happy children — thank you.

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