EASTON/DARTMOUTH — On Saturday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, My Brother’s Keeper will be hosting a Christmas Toy Drive to collect new, unwrapped toys for local families in need.

People are invited to join them for the Christmas Toy Drive and help bring the joy of Christmas to 3,000-plus local families in need. They can bring unwrapped gifts to one of the two facilities and volunteers will gladly assist them with their donations.

This toy drive will support the organization’s local Christmas Assistance Program. Since 1990, My Brother’s Keeper has brought joy to kids and removed stress from parents who could not provide presents for their children at Christmas.

This past December, My Brother’s Keeper delivered personally-selected gifts to 3,053 families — more than 13,000 children and adults — living in 95 communities from the North Shore down to Fall River and Cape Cod.

Many Christmas assistance programs only serve children under age 13, but in keeping with its mission, My Brother’s Keeper serves the whole family — children, teens, and parents too.

In addition to their presents, each family also receives a $50 supermarket gift card to help provide a special Christmas meal.

Demand for assistance in the community remains very strong so the Christmas Toy Collection Drive will help My Brother’s Keeper provide as much assistance to families as possible.

Another way to support the Christmas Assistance Program is by making a financial donation online. My Brother’s Keeper supplements Christmas donations by purchasing toys when necessary. Visit www.mybrotherskeeper.org for details. My Brother’s Keeper is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, does not receive any local, state or federal funding, and relies on private donations to serve the community.

The Christmas Toy Drive needs donations of all types of toys:

Scooters or Skateboards; Legos ;Video Games (PS4 & XBOX One); LOL Surprise Dolls; Superhero Action Figures; Perfume Gift Sets; Anything Boston Sports Teams (Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins); Dolls and Accessories; Jewelry Making Kits, Science Kits (especially Slime kits); Drawing Supplies; Infant Toys; Board Games & Card Games; Books; Arts & Crafts Kits; Coloring Books (for adults and children).

The two sites are: My Brother’s Keeper Easton Building, 534 Washington Street, Easton, Mass. 02356; and My Brother’s Keeper Dartmouth Building, 1015 Reed Road, Dartmouth, Mass., 02747.

Contact: Jennifer Murphy, My Brother’s Keeper, Event Coordinator and Development Associate, Easton; 508-297-9050; jmurphy@mybrotherskeeper.org

To donate or learn more about My Brother’s Keeper, visit www.MyBrothersKeeper.org or call 508–238–7512 (Easton) / 774-305-4577 (Dartmouth).

If you live in a community served by My Brother’s Keeper and need assistance, please call the Easton Helpline at 508-238-4416 or the Dartmouth Helpline at 774-305-4590.