Hatchett Design Remodel’s 2018 Toys for Tots drive is in full swing. We are collecting toys at our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach through December 14th. If you would like to donate a toy but aren’t sure what to buy, here are some tips to help you shop for our tots.
The toys you donate at Hatchett Design Remodel will stay here in Hampton Roads. Our community is very diverse, so keep that in mind while you shop. If you choose to buy dolls, action figures or books and puzzles that depict people, try to select items that reflect the cultural and racial diversity of our community.
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You don’t have to break the bank. A good price range for a toy is between $15 and $30 per toy. Toys in this price range are nice quality toys that a child will be excited to receive. It’s extremely generous of you to want to donate a high price toy, but it makes it difficult to be fair when the gifts are distributed. If you have more money to spend, we’d recommend donating multiple toys rather than spending it all on one big present.
Infants to Age 12
Toys for Tots helps families with children that range in age from infants to 12 years old. The babies and the pre-teen kiddos are often overlooked. While children under 2 don’t yet fully understand our gift giving traditions, educational toys are a fundamental part of their development.
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Around age 12, many children age out of the most popular toys. We know that it can be difficult to find something a pre-teen will like, but please don’t forget about them while you’re shopping. Sports equipment, small electronics like headphones and DIY craft projects are great gifts for pre-teen girls and boys.
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New, Unwrapped Toys
The good news is that you don’t need to wrap your gifts! All you have to do is bring your new, unwrapped presents to Hatchett Design Remodel, and we’ll take care of the rest. For those of you who’d like to help but hate to shop, you can make a donation to Toys for Tots online through our website.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has already donated. Your generosity is very appreciated!