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Christmas with Nathaniel’s Hope

Nathaniel’s Toy Shop

Every December, Nathaniel’s Hope turns an empty warehouse into Nathaniel’s Toy Shop, a toy store for special needs families with financial need to shop for FREE toys for their kids, our VIPs, and their siblings. In some cases, these are the only toys these kids receive at Christmas.

2020 has been especially devastating financially for our VIP families particularly, and the need is greater than ever!

We will be making a slight pivot and distributing toys through Nathaniel’s Toy Shop Drive-Thru or delivering to VIP homes with our Caroling Caravans. 


Nathaniel’s Toy Shop 


Providing FREE toys to kids with special needs (VIPs) and their families in financial need this Christmas.*

Central Florida families who have a child with special needs (VIP) and are experiencing financial difficulty are invited to pick up FREE toys at Nathaniel’s Toy Shop in December. All toys are donated at a variety of partner locations, including 200 Walgreens stores.

This year toys will be distributed through a drive-thru or Caroling Caravan teams.

Nathaniel’s Toy Shop is located in Orlando, FL, with satellite pick-up locations in Jacksonville and the Space Coast.

*Toy supply is limited.

Pre-registration required

To qualify for an appointment to receive toys at Nathaniel’s Toy Shop, you must be pre-verified with Nathaniel’s Hope and have a VIP Membership ID #.  YOU CANNOT REGISTER WITHOUT A VIP MEMBERSHIP ID #.

To get VIP Membership #:

(Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.)

2020 Nathaniel’s Toy Shop VIP Registration 


Volunteer


Nathaniel’s Toy Shop

This year there are 5 ways you can support Nathaniel’s Toy Shop.

1. Host a Toy drive — Set out a toy collection box at your business, restaurant, store, school, organization, or office

2. Host a Virtual Toy Drive!  Share our wish lists on Amazon and invite your friends and co-workers to participate!

 Amazon Wishlist

3. Make a Cash Donation for use towards the purchase of toys for our VIPs and their siblings! You can also start a fundraising campaign! It’s easy and will help us purchase what is needed most!

4. Sign up to be a Caroling Caravan and Deliver toys to a VIP family.

5. Volunteer at Nathaniel’s Toy Shop in November and December, unloading, sorting, packing & helping distribute toys in a safe, socially-distant environment.

If you would like to bring a group from your workplace, please contact our office at 407-857-8224 to arrange a group volunteer opportunity!

Toy Shop Volunteer Application

Caroling Caravan Toy Deliveries

Caroling Caravan families deliver toys and bring Christmas cheer to VIP kids and families who are not able to pick up toys at Nathaniel’s Toy Shop. You will pick up a bag of pre-selected toys from Nathaniel’s Toy Shop to bring to your assigned VIP family. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to join you to carol when you deliver the gifts!

Caroling Caravan Volunteer Registration!

Caroling for Kids

Individuals and families volunteer their time on Christmas Day to sing carols and deliver Christmas goodies to uplift the spirits of those in the hospital. We also use seasoned musicians to lead the teams on guitar, keyboard, etc. This program began in children’s hospitals in 1998, but has now expanded to include other hospitals, making it Caroling for Kids “of all ages.” Please note that space is limited for these teams.

Help us prepare goodies, tag candy canes & new beanie babies, and make cookie platters for Christmas day! Location varies between Nathaniel’s Toy Shop & our Nathaniel’s Hope office. If you are interested in having a group help us, contact our office (407-857-8224).

Due to COVID-19, our hospital caroling program, Caroling for Kids, has been canceled. We would love to have you help us deliver toys to VIP families through Caroling Caravan!

Volunteer for Caroling Caravan!


Donate


This year there are 5 ways you can support Nathaniel’s Toy Shop!

  1. Host a Toy drive — Set out a toy collection box at your business, restaurant, store, school, organization, or office
  2. Host a Virtual Toy Drive! Share our wish lists on Amazon or Walmart and invite your friends and co-workers to participate!
  3. Make a Cash Donation for use towards the purchase of toys for our VIPs and their siblings! You can also start a fundraising campaign! It’s easy and will help us purchase what is needed most!
  4. Sign up to be a Caroling Caravan and Deliver toys to a VIP family.
  5. Volunteer at Nathaniel’s Toy Shop in November and December, unloading, sorting, packing & helping distribute toys in a safe, socially-distant environment.

SIGN UP to host a toy drive at your workplace, school, organization, neighborhood, or volunteer with us!

Make a Cash Donation to Nathaniel’s Toy Shop

Host a Virtual Toy Drive with Our Amazon Wishlist!


 

 

 

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

 

 

 

 

Our programs are FREE to VIP kids and their families BECAUSE OF the generosity of people like YOU.

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