Delivering Hope to Less Fortunate Children
Please donate to our annual Toys for Tots Collection.
We are collecting new, unwrapped gifts for less fortunate children in our area. Make a donation in honor or in memory of someone special, or just because you too want to provide every child a little Christmas.
Drop off your new, unwrapped gift to AAA Insurance Rickard Agency by December 3, 2021. Monday thru Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
You can also MAIL A GIFT! Please make sure it will arrive before our donation pick up on December 3rd.
While you're here, we'd love to personally thank you for your donation and answer any insurance questions you have!
Give the gift of Imagination
You can encourage a child's imagination playtime by purchasing dolls or toy cars. If you want to give a gift to promote imagination, you can also donate costumes or puppets. Young children enjoy pretend play activities, so give them toy pots and pans and they will pretend to cook with them. They can pretend to prepare meals for their families if you give them toy food.
Donate artistic gifts to a child to encourage his or her creativity. Young children will have a great time playing with Play-Doh or Moon Sand. They will enjoy easels, finger paint, and sidewalk chalk as well. A Lite Brite can keep older children entertained for hours. Gifts of art sets containing a variety of markers, paintbrushes, and paints can also be given to older children.
Give a gift that doesn't require a child to just sit on the couch and play. Instead, give a sporting item such as a soccer ball or a football. You can buy a baseball glove and a bat for a child. You can buy small, plastic basketball goals for toddlers, as well as small, plastic baseball, stands to teach toddlers how to hit a ball. Volleyball or badminton sets are suitable for older children.
Board games can be excellent tools for intellectual stimulation in children. Classics like Monopoly, Life and Clue will appeal to older children. You could donate games to younger children that, while not requiring reading, still promote intellectual development. Bingo, Candy Land, Memory, and Chutes, and Ladders are all good games for younger children.
Avoid giving batteries-required gifts unless you take the time to securely attach the batteries to the donated item. Don't give away any recalled toys. Don't wrap the gifts, and make sure your present is a new toy.
For more information about Toys for Tots visit: toysfortots.org