Library Kicks Off Its Annual Connecting the Community Toy Drive
November 08, 2018 | By Baltimore County Public Library
To bring excitement and fun to children who are less fortunate this holiday season, the library has kicked off its annual Connecting the Community Toy Drive. The drive, which runs through Friday, December 7, aims to collect toys that will be donated to various community-based nonprofits throughout Baltimore County.
Customers are invited to leave new, unwrapped toys in the clearly displayed decorative bins at all library locations.
“While Baltimore County Public Library strives to provide the gift of opportunity each and every day to the citizens of Baltimore County,” says Director Paula Miller, “it’s exciting to assist in providing children with something special and new for the holidays.”
Each of the library's 19 branches has chosen a local organization to donate the toys to.
Toy Drive Beneficiaries
|Arbutus||Southwest Emergency Services|
|Catonsville||Catonsville Emergency Assistance|
|Essex||St. John's Lutheran Church|
|Hereford||Hereford Community Food Bank|
|Lansdowne||Southwest Emergency Services|
|Loch Raven||TurnAround Inc.|
|Mobile Engagement||The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County|
|North Point||The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County|
|Owings Mills||Community Crisis Center, Reisterstown|
|Parkville||House of Ruth|
|Perry Hall||The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County|
|Pikesville||Judy Center (affiliated with Campfield Early Learning Center)|
|Randallstown||Night of Peace Family Shelter Inc.|
|Reisterstown||Sarah's Hope at Hannah More|
|Rosedale||Eastern Family Resource Center|
|Sollers Point||Turner Station Conservation Team|
|White Marsh||Eastside Family Emergency Shelter|
|Woodlawn||Night of Peace Family Shelter Inc.|
Donations will be sent to the recipient organizations on December 10 so the toys can be distributed to families in time for the upcoming holidays.