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December 15th - 10AM Recovery House of Worship - 360 Schermerhorn St

Helping Hands Toy Store started with one simple belief – Families would prefer to provide for themselves at Christmas rather than receive a hand out. Even if a family has limited means to do so, a mom, dad, aunt, uncle or grandparent wants to buy gifts for their families around the holidays. Helping Hands Toy Store is an event designed to through suggested donation*, provide the families in our neighborhood the opportunity, to pick out toys for themselves, have them wrapped on site and know there are neighbors and organizations that care about them and want to support them in caring for their children.

*The suggested donations will go towards providing future supporting programming

You can lend a hand in at least one of three ways…


  • One [or more] $10-20 new present for children aged 0-16

  • Don’t know what to get? Here’s a list of ideas

  • Consider buying local [some local stores are providing discounts for toys purchased for this event. Trellis also believes in as much as possible keep dollars in the community by supporting small businesses]

Your contributions will go directly into the hands of a family in the community

Drop-off Locations [New Locations!]

You can ship your gifts purchased online to Recovery House


Our spots are now full! Thank you for signing up to support the event! If you still want to help, we need lots of toys!


You might know a neighbor, co-worker, relative that could benefit from this event for their kids and family or maybe you want to have an invite handy in those moments you engage in conversation with someone in need on the subway or street. Consider printing off some of the invites to have handy

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out

Thank you for the ways you will help many families experience a brighter and blessed holiday season through your support of this event.