ABOUT US 
After 14 years and 15,000 kids served, we will no longer host a Toy Shop. 

2021 Toy Shop will be our last big event!  Stay tuned for new plans for next year. Santa Tina

 

WHO WE ARE:  LOCAL GIVING. LOCAL SERVING. LOCAL IMPACT! 

  • Not-for-Profit 501(c)(3) run by all volunteers who care about local families in need. 

  • How it All Works:  We take the toy orders from the local families in need, set up the toy shop, hold fundraisers and toy drives and then handout toys in Oakdale mid December each year. 

  • We started serving 80 families over 10 years ago and grew to serve 700 families in 2018 in four counties.  We served 800 families in 2019 in four counties. In 2020 due to Covid, we scaled back and served 250 LOCAL families in Washington and Dakota County and provided more resources, grocery gift cards and more support. 

  • In 2021 and beyond, we plan to serve 250+ families in Washington and Dakota Counties. 

  • Not just another volunteer group, yet A PLACE OF HOPE, compassion, education and growth.

  • Area served includes Washington  and Dakota County, MN.  Toys handed out in Oakdale, MN.  

  • Resource Center - during our Toys for Tots Distribution in December, we hand out local resources and information to help families in need. Please also see our Resource Area here on our website.

  • Note, we are only open November and December each year.

  • Starting in 2020, we will no longer be partnering with Toys for Tots and will be running our own LOCAL smaller program serving the local community and also shopping LOCAL.  Give back. Get Involved! 

CHECK OUT THE FUN PHOTO GALLERY FROM 2017-2018 EVENTS.

MEET OUR BOARD:

President Santa Tina Altman, Head Elves - Sara Jackson, Karen Paul, and Tara Erickson - All volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

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If you need year round assistance/help, please contact Salvation Army Maplewood at 651-779-9177
or your County website for resources.

 

Lakewood Worship and Service Center
2080 Woodlynn Ave.
Maplewood, MN 55109
651-779-9177

 

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ANNUAL TOY DRIVE INFORMATION: 

 

Main event each year is Toy Drive, serving 250+ local families in the Oakdale, MN area. (Washington/Dakota County only) 
 

Pre-registration begins mid November each year for all families in need with kids infant to 18 years of age. 

Pre-Registration closes early December each year or when max capacity of 250 families reached. 

Thank you.

 

FAQ for Volunteers and Sponsors.

 

FAQ for Parents needing Toys. 

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