It’s the Season of Giving

Dec 3, 2021 | Community, Uncategorized

During the season of giving there are so many ways to give back to your community. Here is a list of 7 different places to donate toys this Christmas in the Fall River area!

Toys for Tots and Access Ambulance, 638 Quequechan Street
Access Ambulance has partnered with Toys for Tots to gather toys for kids this year. They will be at the Fall River Walmart from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 to gather toys and stuff the Ambulances with the gifts for families in need.

Stuff-A-Bus Charity Toy Drive, 550 Newton Street
The Ponte Group and team will be holding its first Stuff-A-Bus charity toy drive. Donate any new and unwrapped children’s toys from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at Al Mac’s On-The-Go for this special event. When you donate you’ll receive a voucher for a free hot cocoa cookie to warm up inside.

Shorty’s Pub Christmas Toy Drive, 87 Aetna Street
Shorty’s Pub has a variety of ways for you to donate this holiday season. There will be a toy drive from 2 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Pub with music playing by Funhouse. You can also drop off your new unwrapped gift during any business hours or if you can’t make it text (774) 930-7611 to schedule a pickup.

Operation Christmas Program, 110 Webster Street
The Maddox J. Almeida Foundation is bringing joy this holiday season to families less fortunate. They are holding a toy drive for Citizens For Citizens in memory of Maddox from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 12 at the Portuguese Madeirense Sports Club Inc.Bring an unwrapped toy between 10 to 11 a.m. and receive one free photo with Megan Rego Photography. Hot beverages and pastries will be provided. 

7th Annual Toy Drive, 657 Quarry Street, Bldg B
Amaral & Associates Real Estate is hosting its 7th Annual Toy Drive during their Season of Giving. Each year they collect donations of new, unwrapped toys for children who range in age from toddlers to teenagers to help make this time of year a little brighter for local families. Consider donating a toy or two at their Fall River office during business hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The toys will be collected until Dec. 10.

Fall River First Responder Toy Drive Challenge, any Fall River Police or Fire Station
The Fall River Police Patrolman’s Union has once again challenged the Fall River Firefighter’s Union to a First Responders Toy Drive Challenge. The drive is held annually to collect toys and raise funds to purchase toys for Greater Fall River families.
Both unions will send members to a polar plunge on Jan. 1 and the losing union will be taking the plunge in shame.The goal is to see who can raise more donations — money and toys value combined. Toys can be dropped off in the lobby of any Fall River Police or Fire Station.  The competition will run until Dec. 15 and all donations will be given to Greater Fall River families in need.

Toy Drive for the YMCA Toy Fund, 139 South Main Street, Suite 403
Norcom Mortgage will be collecting toys for the YMCA Toy Fund. This toy drive provides toys to kids in need from the Fall River and New Bedford area.