Help Bring Smiles to Children's Faces for the Holidays!
UCM's annual Holiday Gift Room is a donation-based gift room where low-income parents can browse & "shop" for a specific number of items for their children -- ages infant to 14. It's stocked with new, unwrapped toys, books, gift items, and winter hats/gloves/scarves donated by caring businesses, congregations, schools, clubs and individuals in our community.... like you!
Help Us Provide Gifts for the 1,000+ Kids on UCM's Santa List!
All donations of UNwrapped toys must be at UCM's main office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 12. Drop off hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5:00 pm at 7511 Fordson Rd., Alexandria 22306.
Area businesses are also generously serving as UCM Holiday Gift Room drop-off locations, including:
- Burke & Herbert Bank - Sherwood Hall Branch at 2604 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria
- Gold's Gym - 7770 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria
- Grounded Coffee Shop - 6919 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria
- Teaism - 682 N. St. Asaph St., Old Town Alexandria
- Additional convenient drop-off locations coming soon...
Shop online with our Amazon.com Charity Wish List!
For your convenience, we've created a UCM Holiday Wish List at Amazon.com, with pre-selected toys and games for various ages and price points. Your purchases will automatically ship directly to UCM's office--so start shopping now! Many thanks to those who have already sent us amazingly generous packages from Amazon.com!
We invite congregations, businesses, other local organizations and individuals to host UCM toy drives and giving/angel trees, so please let us know your interest. And thank you to all the groups that host these for us so loyally every year... we couldn't help so many in need without you!
Questions? For more information about hosting a toy drive or volunteering -- or any questions -- please contact Marcos Castillo via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for caring.... and for making a happy holiday for kids in need!