The spirit of giving is alive at St. Francis Center year round, but during the holidays hard working clients receive something beyond the necessities. Well before dawn on two days in December, parents wait outside for the Toy Program Giveaway to begin. A volunteer assists each mother or father in choosing two new toys or age appropriate gifts for each of their children. Area churches, civic organizations, and individuals donate 5,000 new toys and wrapping paper annually.
8am-1pm: Toy sort and set-up
4-8 pm: Clients choose gifts
8:00 a.m. – 11:00am: Clients choose gifts