Toys for Teens | Make your Holidays Shine!

How about some SHINE for the holidays?

As we head into Thanksgiving break and the holiday season, we often find ourselves giving thanks for the blessings we have, as well as wanting to help others.

Because most of us are also beginning our holiday shopping, it’s a great time for me to highlight a practical way to help others this year::

Toys for Tots.

Yes, I titled this blog Toys for Teens, because so often, the older child/young teen age group gets missed in the donations.

It’s so much fun to purchase lego sets and baby dolls, but those vulnerable older children need some holiday cheer too. This is our chance to spread some sparkle to the teens this year, and hopefully every year!

If you are unable to financially afford a toy, you can always donate your time to a volunteer center to help out.

Most Toys for Tots locations open for donations in October, which means we are well into the giving season and timeframe for them to distribute them to needy families.

There are multiple ways to GIVE::

  • Give an unwrapped item
  • A monetary donation for Toys for ‘Teens’ to purchase on your behalf
  • Volunteer your time
  • You can make this holiday a fun time and include your besties + their parents in the giving effort

How you can give in DeKalb County

Give in Kane County

How you can give in NE Cook County

Cheers & Sparkles

đŸ’–Andrea |Your Holidays Photographer

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Please share with your friends to increase the giving and send an unexpected shiny holiday!

P.P.S. Want other ways to help?

Here are a few other ideas::

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