Easton/Dartmouth — On November 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., My Brother’s Keeper will be hosting a Pop Your Trunk Drive to collect new, unwrapped Christmas toys for local families in need.
It will take place at both My Brother’s Keeper Facilities:
• My Brother’s Keeper Easton Building, 534 Washington Street, Easton, 02356;
• My Brother’s Keeper Dartmouth Building, 1015 Reed Road, Dartmouth, 02747.
Area faithful are asked to participate in the Pop Your Trunk Toy Drive and help bring the joy of Christmas to 3,000-plus local families in need. They are urged to bring unwrapped gifts to the drive-through locations and volunteers will gladly collect donations with a pop of a trunk.
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.
Last December, My Brother’s Keeper delivered personally-selected gifts to 3,150 families — more than 13,000 children and adults living in 100-plus 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.
My Brother’s Keeper regularly purchases bikes, scooters, action figures, sporting goods, and skateboards so another way to support the Christmas Assistance Program is by making a financial donation online. Those interested can visit www.mybrotherskeeper.org for details. My Brother’s Keeper does not receive any local, state or federal funding, and relies on private donations to serve the community.
The Pop Your Trunk Christmas Toy Drive needs donations of all types of toys: footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, Legos, video games (PS5 and XBOX One), LOL Surprise Dolls, pots and pans, hooded sweatshirts, comforter sets, superhero action figures, winter coats, perfume gift sets, Axe or Old Spice Gift Sets, anything Boston sports teams (Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins), dolls and accessories, jewelry making kits, science kits, drawing supplies (sketch books, colored pencils, etc,), infant toys, board games and card games (Uno, Skip Bo, playing cards), books, arts and crafts kits and coloring books (for adults & children).
My Brother’s Keeper is a Christian ministry with locations in Dartmouth and Easton, which delivers furniture, food and Christmas gifts free of charge to local families in need. The organization’s mission is “to bring the love and hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve.” Anyone living in My Brother’s Keeper’s service area is eligible to receive help, regardless of religion.
My Brother’s Keeper was founded in 1988 in a family basement, and has grown to more than 5,000 volunteers and 17 full-time employees, who working together completed more than 16,800 deliveries last year. Over the past 35 years, My Brother’s Keeper has made more than 200,000 deliveries to help provide hope and support to those in Southeastern Massachusetts.
For more information on the toy drive, contact Josh Smith, My Brother’s Keeper, Director, Dartmouth; 774-305-4577; firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ryan Thorley, My Brother’s Keeper, Director, Easton; 508-297-8045; email@example.com.
To donate or learn more about getting involved with My Brother’s Keeper, visit www.MyBrothersKeeper.org or call 774-305-4577.
If you live in a community My Brothers Keeper serves and need Christmas assistance, please call the Christmas Helpline at 508-238-2562.