Help Renew and Restore Hope in Puerto Rico

What is presented below first appeared on the ABHMS web-site.

ABHMS Collects Toys for Puerto Rico

“Nothing brings light to a child’s eyes more than toys at Christmas. Many of the children of Puerto Rico are still living without electricity, so their homes and schools are especially in need of the light of God’s love. Help American Baptist Home Mission Societies ensure these children find the star of Christmas this holiday season by contributing boxes of toys to this special holiday campaign,” says Victoria Goff, ABHMS associate director of Mission Advancement and Passionary Movement, and director of Disaster Recovery for ABHMS’ Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico multi-year initiative.

To participate, simply fill an unwrapped shoebox with newly purchased unwrapped toys appropriate for a child in one of the following age categories:

  • 1-3,
  • 4-6,
  • 7-9 and
  • 10-12.

Then, write on the box the suggested age range and whether the toys are intended for a boy or girl. Please remember that toys and shoeboxes must remain unwrapped.

How to participate

Denise Gratzel, ABCNJ's Disaster Relief Coordinator, will deliver donated toys to Valley Forge. To participate, shoeboxes must be dropped off at the ABCNJ Region Office, but must arrive no later than December 18.