Kids to Love is fulfilling Christmas wishes for more than 1,500 children living in foster care in north Alabama and south-central Tennessee.
· The youth range in age from newborn to 20-years-old.
· This year Kids to Love launched The Great Toy Challenge with a goal to collect 100,000 toys and gifts.
One way Kids to Love has made it easy to participate – and safe in the middle of COVID – is through the “Click, Ship & Give” campaign. There’s a link on the Kids to Love website that will connect you to the Amazon store, which includes a long list of the most requested items on wish lists. Click to place an item in your cart, Amazon will ship it to Kids to Love, and you will give a foster child a wonderful gift on Christmas morning.
* Please make sure any items you donate are new and turn them in unwrapped *
The greatest needs are for teenager items, including clothes!
· Suggested items for teenagers include:
- Fleece jackets
- Hygiene/ Bath & Body Kits
- Footballs/ Basketballs
- Gift cards (fast food, Walmart, Target, Amazon)
- Board Games
- Cell phones w/ minutes
- Alabama/ Auburn gear
- Yeti-style mugs
· Another age range where we usually run short on toys is for babies and toddlers.
· Suggested items for babies include:
- Musical Toys
- Light-up Toys
- Developmental/Learning Toys
- Bath Toys
- Soft Dolls
- Board Books
- Age-appropriate character toys (Disney, Sesame Street, etc.)
· There are several places around town to drop off the items. Those places are listed on the Kids to Love website. They include Regions Bank branches, Jack’s restaurants and the Kids to Love storefront at Bridge Street Towne Center in Huntsville. Kids to Love is located across from Cinemark.
· The items need to be turned in no later than December 3rd.
· Kids to Love takes care of foster children right here in our hometowns. They don’t accept any state or federal funding, so they count on donations from the community to make programs like Christmas for the Kids happen.
· You can always find more information at kidstolove.org