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Old 08.11.2011, 13:23
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Childrens Christmas Toy Drive

Hi all, I have been looking all over the threads for a place to donate toys for under privledged children and have not found anything that Im looking for. I'm hosting a large Christmas dinner party in my home next month, I would like for my guests that want to bring a gift (i.e. Wine etc) to bring a new toy unwrapped for a childrens charity instead. Can anyone suggest a local (Basel) organization that would accept new donated toys for children that may not have a Christmas? Any info would be appreciated! Thank you and nice Holidays to all!
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Old 08.11.2011, 13:35
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Re: Childrens Christmas Toy Drive

Many of the local schools and also my youngest son's international playgroup are doing shoebox donations for children in need. There are instructions as to what sort of things you should (or should not include) and then you are asked to box them up in a shoe box or something similar.

Through my son's school, our shoe box gift donation was made to the H:E.K.S organisation. They have a detailed website but I cannot find any information about their Christmas gift appeal .. but they do have a Basel office so you could try to contact them there .. http://www.heks.ch/en/switzerland/ba...ce-both-sides/

I believe these donations are going locally (ie in Switzerland but not necessarily in Basel)

At my younger son's playgroup, they were collecting for the charity Operation for Christmas Child (german based). You could get in touch with the church where the playgroup is held for more information

http://www.crossroadsbasel.ch/web/co...d,1/Itemid,10/


Or you could look at the umbrella organisation website

www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk

I know there is a collection point for all the Operation Christmas Child parcel donations at the Universitatspital. Crossroads church has leaflets and detailed information as to what your gifts can and cannot contain.

PS lovely idea!
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Re: Childrens Christmas Toy Drive

Perfect! Thank you I see Crossroads is an English speaking church in Basel, so that will make communication easier as well. I will look into each of these sites... Much appreciated! xxx
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Re: Childrens Christmas Toy Drive

At Crossroads, you can ask for Tanya, the playgroup lady who is organising the children's collections. She has the leaflets on her desk. If you like I could pick one up for you on Wednesday when I am in. PM me your address and I will mail it to you.
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At Crossroads, you can ask for Tanya, the playgroup lady who is organising the children's collections. She has the leaflets on her desk. If you like I could pick one up for you on Wednesday when I am in. PM me your address and I will mail it to you.

Sent you a PM, thank you
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At Crossroads, you can ask for Tanya, the playgroup lady who is organising the children's collections. She has the leaflets on her desk. If you like I could pick one up for you on Wednesday when I am in. PM me your address and I will mail it to you.
Hi ecb, could you mail me one too please. I'll pm shortly. Thanks for the info
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