Travis Powers is beginning our Sheepdog Society Toy Drive. Travis conducts this every year gathering hundreds of toys that will be donated to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and The Place in Forsyth. We can also drop off any needed toys in Cherokee as requested. Donations are all anonymous. A cardboard receiving box will be placed in the barn for drop offs. Please drop off any all new and boxed (wrapping not necessary) in the barn by December 22nd. The barn is always unlocked (cameras everywhere), entry through the back door anytime.

DFW nonprofits take toy and gift drives virtual for 2020 holidays -  CultureMap Dallas

May God, give you grace to open your heart to others. May you show mercy and receive mercy. May you see possibilities before problems and the person before you through God's eyes. May you display the beauty of God's grace through your actions and your attitudes.

Giving isn't about things, toys, or money. Giving is about the love shown to others through Christ in your heart and the love others receive through your love and giving.

I encourage you to write a little note and place it in each gift. Write a note of love and thanks giving. Write a note about the love of Christ.

What Should I Donate to Children?

Infants and toddlers (0 to 3 years)

  • Rattles
  • Teething rings
  • Stackable rings
  • Sound and light soothers
  • Shape stackers
  • Unisex onesies and clothing
  • Light-up toys
  • Baby blankets
  • NurtureSmart mobiles or playgyms

Preschool (4 to 6 years)

  • Medical play kits
  • Barbie dolls
  • Baby dolls
  • Action figures
  • Sticker books
  • Coloring books
  • Age-appropriate board games (Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Operation, Pretty Pretty Princess, matching games)
  • Unisex clothing (T-shirts, pants and pajamas)
  • Batteries
  • Play-Doh
  • Crayola crayons (8-24 packs)
  • Pajama packs
  • Toys that encourage fine motor skills

School age (7 to 12 years)

  • Legos
  • Crayola Colored pencils (8-24 count packs) and paint brushes
  • Crayola markers (8-12 count packs)
  • Age-Appropriate board games (Monopoly Junior, Sorry, Connect Four, Guess Who, Trouble, Apples to Apples, Checkers)
  • Jewelry kits
  • Playing cards (UNO, regular cards)
  • Hot Wheels
  • PlayStation 4 & Xbox One (No mature ratings), games, chargers and controllers for game consoles
  • Pajama packs
  • Card games

Adolescents (13 to 21 years)

  • Craft kits
  • Advanced coloring books
  • Advanced Lego kits
  • Headphones
  • $10 gift cards (Target, Walmart, Amazon)
  • Fine-tip paint brushes and canvases
  • Nail polish
  • Age-Appropriate board games (Scattergories, Rummikub, Monopoly, Life)
  • PlayStation 4 & Xbox One (No mature ratings), games, chargers and controllers for game consoles
  • Nail polish
  • Uno cards
  • Pajama Packs

Parents and Guardians

  • Family care kits (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, dental floss, shampoo, etc.)
  • Provide meal bags
  • Support a food pantry

For Staff

  • Shout-outs for Staff (For example: granola bars, single serving packaged crackers or trail mix, hand sanitizer, lotion, etc.)

Also, please include any biblical books and bibles for all ages.