It’s that time of year again where the Reach Committee seeks your help for the Emmaus House Christmas Toy Drive! Please deliver gifts no later than Saturday Dec 8th 9:30AM, as on Saturday, December 8th volunteers will gather in the Swift Building fireplace room at 9:30AM to wrap the donated gifts.
Emmaus House Gift Suggestions
Infants: Blankets, sleepers, diapers, wipes, baby lotion, powder, shampoo, drinking cups, educations toys and books. Clothing for 8 months and older.
Toddlers, 1-2 years: Girls, culturally sensitive dolls, tea sets, educational games, books. Boys: age-appropriate cars and trucks, soft footballs, and action figures. Boys or girls, musical & educational toys stuffed animals, puzzles, games, back packs, art sets, building blocks, balls, crayons and coloring books, videos, and books.
3-5 years: Girls, culturally sensitive dolls, jewelry, purses, barrettes & hair accessories, dish/tea sets, jump ropes. Boys, trucks, cars, and action figures. Boys or girls, sports equipment, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, art & craft and magic sets, chalk, books, educational toys.
6-8 years: Girls, culturally sensitive dolls, jewelry, purses, hair accessories, dish/tea sets, jump rope. Boys, trucks, car collections, and action figures. Boys or girls, sports equipment, backpacks, duffel bags, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, art & craft and magic sets, chalk, science books, educational toys and games , videos.
9-12 years: Girls, inexpensive MP3 player, head set, MP3 speakers, science sets, jewelry, arts & crafts supplies, slippers, sports equipment, stuffed animals, back packs, board games, educational items, sleeping bags, books and DVDs, socks, gloves, scarves, and warm hats. Boys, inexpensive MP3 player, head set, MP3 speakers, sports equipment science sets, watches, arts & crafts supplies, back packs, board games, educational items, books and DVDs, socks, gloves and hats.
13-16 years: Girls, gift cards, inexpensive MP3 player, head set, MP3 speakers, watches, jewelry, makeup kits, hair brush and comb sets, slippers, pajamas, perfume, purses, sports equipment, backpacks, books and DVDs, socks, gloves and warm hats. Boys, gift cards, inexpensive MP3 player, headset, MP3 speakers, sporting equipment, backpacks, board games, playing cards, cologne, shaving items, nail clippers, sunglasses, crew/sports socks, gloves and arm hats.
Gift Wrap Instructions
Please do not wrap: stuffed animals, book bags, sleeping bags, basketballs, footballs and other balls. All other gifts should be wrapped and then labeled to indicate the age/gender suitability. Use a white adhesive label to write the age range and a colored dot to indicate the gender.
Supplies Needed: Wrapping paper, scissors, tape, black sharpies, white address labels (1” – 2 5/8”) and colored dots: yellow, red, blue.
- Sort gifts by age and AND gender. Note: The age categories are: Infant, 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-16. The three gender categories are boy-blue, girl-red, either–yellow.
- Setup stations with wrapping supplies and instructions. Put sorted unwrapped gifts at each station with appropriate labeling supplies. Be sure those working at the station know what the age and gender is for each gift they are wrapping. For example, a station wrapping gifts for boys age 9-13 would have gifts with a white address label with a blue dot on it and “9-13” written large and legibly on the label.
- Please place white address label (with age range and colored dot) on top of the gift where it is easily visible.
- While all ages can help, non-adult wrappers will need careful supervision. We don’t want any child to be disappointed by Santa’s gift.