ABOUT US 

 

 

WHO WE ARE:

  • A former Toys for Tots & Teens Distributor for 13 years.  

  • Not-for-Profit 501(c)(3) run by all volunteers. 

  • 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 and have grown to serving 700 families in 2018 in four counties.  We served 800 families in 2019 in four counties. For 2020, we will serve 400 LOCAL families in Washington and Dakota County only and provide more resources and support due to Covid19. 

  • 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.

  • For 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 Stacey Enfer-Gossman - 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 400 local families in the Oakdale, MN area. (Washington 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 in order for us to fill orders for 800 families AND place our order with the Marines.

Thank you.

 

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP:  Age 14 and up - Click here

 

FAQ for Volunteers and Sponsors.

 

FAQ for Parents needing Toys. 

Phone/VM:

612-314-9904

Serving Families in need in Washington/Dakota County, MN with Toys, Resources & Hope. 

© 2020 A Place of Hope MN