PRISM’s Toy Shoppe ‘One of Our Favorite Events’
Nonprofits are preparing for the holidays and making another push for donations.
Volunteers sorted toys for PRISM‘s Holiday Toy Shoppe on Tuesday.
Participants will have an opportunity to select gifts from an inventory of donations on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The shop will be set up in the Valley Community Presbyterian Church in Golden Valley.
“Our Holiday Toy Shoppe is one of our favorite events of the year. We are excited to be back at Valley Community Presbyterian Church, ” said PRISM Advancement Director Alisha Weis.
Participants will choose gifts geared for kids ages 0-18
“We will be giving out toys to about 1,000 kiddos,” said Weis.
Those who wish to participate are asked to schedule an appointment to come into the Holiday Toy Shoppe. PRISM added 50 more slots to the people they are helping at the Holiday Toy Shoppe, and Weis says they have 75 percent of the donations that they need.
Weis says the need is great right now for those in the community.
For example, she says PRISM’s food shelf is experiencing double the number of visits.
“About 2,000 families are coming in every single month for food at the food shelf,” says Weis. “Our goal at PRISM has always been to help families stretch their budgets further, and we really see our Holiday Toy Shoppe program as a way to help families maintain that family tradition.”
PRISM says they have 75 percent of the gifts they need, so they are asking the community to donate toy or gift cards between now and Saturday so they can be ready for this year’s toy giveaway.
PRISM is a nonprofit founded in 1970
It provides basic needs and services in the northwest Twin Cities suburbs including the Toy Shoppe, food shelf, housing and children’s programming.