Each year before the holidays, the Town of Gila Bend teams up with the Gila Bend Fire Department to collect new toys for the children in Gila Bend. These toys are then gift wrapped by staff and volunteers, and passed out to the kids by Santa and his elves at our Santa In the Park event. The goal of our toy drive is to bring a little holiday magic to children and their families who struggle through the holiday season because paying bills and putting food on the table trumps presents and a tree.
By donating a new toy (or two), you can help the children and families of Gila Bend share in a joy that no one should be without...the joy of Christmas!
So while you are out Christmas shopping, please remember to pick up an extra toy or two for a child that may not receive one this year. Then simply donate that new toy (unwrapped) to our Toy Drive and help support our Santa In the Park event!
To Donate A New Unwrapped Toy:
1. Purchase a New Toy for a child age 0-13 years old
2. Take the New Toy to a convenient collection location
3. Place the New Unwrapped Toy in the collection box labeled Toy Drive
4. Feel an overwhelming sense of Joy
If you prefer to make a monetary donation, you can drop off a check (made out to the Gila Bend Fire Dept.) or cash at Town Hall. Don't forget to request a receipt for the tax credit!
Help us reach our goal!
Unable to donate, but still want to help? Become a volunteer! We need volunteers to help collect toys and wrap toys.
For more information or questions about donating or volunteering, please contact Krista VanderMolen at:
623.640.2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org