Library Kicks Off Sixth Annual Holiday Toy Drive
November 01, 2019 | By Baltimore County Public Library
In an effort to bring excitement and fun to children who are less fortunate this holiday season, the library has kicked off its annual "Connecting the Community" Holiday Toy Drive. The drive, which runs through Friday, December 6, 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 conspicuously displayed decorative bins at any of the 19 Baltimore County Public Library locations.
“While Baltimore County Public Library strives to provide the gift of opportunity each and every day to the citizens of Baltimore County, it’s exciting to assist in providing children with something special and new for the holidays,” said Director Paula Miller.
Each branch has chosen a local organization to which its donations will be contributed:
- Arbutus and Lansdowne—Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, via American Legion Dewey Lowman Post 109
- Catonsville—Catonsville Emergency Assistance
- Cockeysville and Towson—Prologue
- Essex—St. John’s Lutheran Church
- Hereford—Hereford Community Food Bank
- Loch Raven—TurnAround
- North Point and Perry Hall—Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County
- Owings Mills—Community Crisis Center
- Parkville—House of Ruth, Maryland
- Pikesville—Judy Center, affiliated with Campfield Early Learning Center
- Randallstown—Night of Peace Family Shelter
- Reisterstown—Sarah’s Hope at Hannah More
- Rosedale—Eastern Family Shelter
- Sollers Point—Turner Station Department of Recreation and Parks Toy Drive
- White Marsh—Eastern Family Resource Center
- Woodlawn—Night of Peace Family Shelter
Donations will be sent to the beneficiary locations on Monday, December 9, so the toys can be distributed to families in time for the upcoming holidays.