Wanted: Toys for Homeless Kids


One addendum to the “giving back list” I published the other day …

The Brooks family is continuing a holiday tradition started four years ago.

We’re taking the kids shopping for toys, games, etc. in the next couple weeks and then delivering those Christmas gifts to three local homeless/domestic violence shelters on Christmas Eve: Hope House, Milwaukee Women’s Center and the Salvation Army Emergency Lodge. We’ll also donate toys to South Milwaukee Human Concerns before the holidays.

So here is the ask: If anyone wants to donate gifts for us to take, or donate money for us to spend on gifts when we go shopping, drop them off with Sarah or me any time before Christmas Eve.

New, unwrapped items, please.

Already, Thrivent Financial has stepped up with a $250 grant for this effort, which we’ll use to buy dozens of toys for kids. Anything you can provide is appreciated.

And if you’d like to come with us on Dec. 24 — and show your kids the true meaning of the season — please join us. We’d love to have you. We leave from our house around 9 a.m. and will stop for lunch afterward.

Post a comment here, or feel free to email me at erikbrooks32@gmail.com for more information.

Thanks for helping make a child’s life more merry this Christmas.

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