Robins’ Nest, one of our favorite local charities, always goes above and beyond to change the lives they impact through their work. One of the special ways they achieve this is through their ‘Santa’s Workshop Toy Collection’. For over 22 years, they have been making holidays a little brighter through this program.
Santa’s Workshop Toy Collection – About
Robins’ Nest started Santa’s Workshop over twenty years ago as a way to embrace the ‘season of giving’. As they share on their website, “ We believe that every child deserves to experience the wonder and awe of the holiday season.”
From this belief, they collect toys and gifts for the children they serve so that they have a present to open during the holidays. Generosity throughout the community and Robins’ Nest is what makes the ‘workshop’ possible. Without a doubt, it brings joy to so many children. They collect gifts for children of all ages, ranging from infants to teens.
Santa’s Workshop Toy Drive 2018
This year, participation in the toy drive has grown so that they now have two locations for the wokshops – one in Glassboro, NJ and one in Atlantic County. As a result, families and children who live closer to the Jersey Shore will be able to easier participate in Santa’s Workshop. In 2018, gifts will be collected from November 5th through December 5th. The workshops will be held December 11-13th.
Robins’ Nest will be needing ‘Holiday Cheer Volunteers’ to assist Santa in the following areas:
- Toy Inventory / Sorting
- Workshop Helpers
- Toy Clean up Organize
To learn more about how you can sign up to be a Holiday Cheer Volunteer, view the schedule and sign up sheet!
Gift Ideas for Santa’s Workshop
If this sounds like a cause you’d like to support, Robins’ Nest (and a deserving child) would be more than grateful! They’ve provided some gift ideas below to get you started:
Infants & Toddlers (Birth to Age 2)
Developmental Toys, Activity Walkers and Riding Toys, Leap Frog and V-Tech Learning Toys
Preschoolers (Ages 3 to 5)
Disney Toys, Toy Musical Instruments, Dress-up Sets, Tricycles & Safety Gear, Dolls, Toy Trucks, Developmental Toys
Elementary (Ages 6 to 10)
Sports and Outdoor Play Equipment, Arts & Crafts Kits, Board Games, Legos
Tweens & Teens (Ages 11 to 15)
Hair, Makeup, & Nail Products, Arts & Crafts Kits, Sports Equipment, Gift Cards
They’ve also made it super easy by setting up an ‘Amazon Wish List‘. Get your gift in a few clicks!
If you are unable to volunteer or send a gift, but want to make a monetary donation to this great cause, you can do so here.
Contact Robins’ Nest
Have questions on Santa’s Workshop, or want to learn more about how you can get involved? Contact the Robins’ Nest Development & Marketing team at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
About Robins’ Nest
Robins’ Nest is founded on the mission to, “Protect children, strengthen families, and empower our communities through innovative, life-enhancing services.”
They achieve this everyday by providing community-based services through over 80 programs. Additionally, these services benefit children, veterans, adults, caregivers, families, and more. Undoubtedly, their impact is present in the communities they bring together and the lives they change.
The organization offers so many ways to get involved. You can become an ambassador, or even use your skills for services like tutoring and mentoring. They have locations all throughout South Jersey, and are growing by the day.