BCM's ToyLink project It is a mammoth task that relies on the generosity of many people who give toys, energy and time to ensure the children referred to us all receive a sack of gifts on Christmas morning.
Each year churches, schools, companies and individuals donate thousands of toys, books and puzzles to our ToyLink project. Families in need are referred by Social Services, shelters, churches and other agencies. Through November and December hundreds of volunteers carefully select and wrap four gifts for each child and put them in a sack with a Christmas story booklet and card ready for delivery. Delivering the sacks around Birmingham is another colossal task, requiring complex route planning and a second army of staff and volunteers.
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Give a gift
Please help by buying a NEW (not second hand) gift for a child or organise a toy collection with your friends, colleagues or group you attend.
Bring gifts to Birmingham City Mission at The Clock Tower, 2 Langdon Street, Birmingham B9 4BP (open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm). We can pick up large collections - just call 0121 766 6603.
Or do it all online. Choose a gift from an online store and have it delivered straight to the address above.
Our ToyLink 23 Amazon Wishlist includes many items needed and is regularly updated.
The children are aged between 0 and 15 years old. New toys, books, games and puzzles are needed. Please do not wrap your gift so we can match the gift to the child.
You can make a financial donation to the ToyLink project at BCM's ToyLink giving page.
We need many volunteers to help prepare, sort and wrap toys as well as deliver them around Birmingham from the beginning of December. If you have some time to spare please call 0121 766 6603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org