• Toy Drive for Children with Parents Incarcerated

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    Name: Toy Drive for Children with Parents Incarcerated
    Date: December 9, 2017
    Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST
    Event Description:

    OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration) is hosting our Annual Toy Drive to collect new, donated toys and gifts for children of parents who are incarcerated locally. These gifts are given to the children, ages newborn to 18 years, in December as a part of OAR’s Project Christmas Angel. OAR does this in an effort to bridge the gap between those involved in the criminal justice system and their children, as these relationships are often strained and challenged during and after incarceration.

    What kinds of toys can be donated?

    Donated toys and gifts should be new and unwrapped and appropriate for children ages newborn to 18. OAR does not accept donations of clothing or stuffed animals. We especially need gifts for teens, as most of the children eligible to receive gifts are between the ages of 12 and 18.

    How/Where can you donate?  

    There are several ways to help:

    • Purchase gifts for teens via OAR’s Amazon wish list and have the items shipped directly to OAR’s office. Please include your name and contact info so we know who the donations are from.
      • We especially need gift cards for teens. Denominations of $20-$25 to places like Target and Amazon are most needed!
    • Purchase gifts and drop them off at OAR’s office during business hours (1400 N. Uhle St, Suite 704, Arlington, VA 22201; Monday through Friday 8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm).
    • Donate via OAR’s website to help fund the project. Your donations will go towards purchasing items such as wrapping supplies and postage to mail gifts to children that live outside of the DC area. Be sure to specify on the “Message or Comments” line that you’d like your donation to go towards Project Christmas Angel!
    • Volunteer as a driver to help OAR pick up donated items from sites around Arlington and the D.C. metro area. To volunteer, please contact Anne Breville at 703-228-0587 or abreville@oaronline.org.
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    Location:
    Donations can be made at the OAR office during business hours (1400 N. Uhle St, Suite 704, Arlington, VA 22201; Monday through Friday 8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm).

    Donations can also be dropped off to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA) on Tuesday, December 12th between 2:00pm to 6:00pm, or Wednesday, December 13th between 10:30am to 5:00pm.
    Contact Information:
    Heather Pritchett, Director of Development and Outreach, hpritchett@oaronline.org, 703-228-7435
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