If you can give this season, here are 4 great places to donate locally. When you head over and shop Gloucester and hit Toodeloos, pick up a toy to make someones holiday bright. If you have any other great local places, post in the comments and we will update the post!
Each holiday season, Action sponsors the Project Uplift children’s toy and clothing drive. We seek the help of businesses, organizations, families, and individuals to sponsor toy and clothing collection points and donate gifts.
This year, we’re expanding the program to youth up to 14 years old and are hoping to increase gifts for older participants. Gift cards are always a big hit and can be purchased at your local grocery store or pharmacy!
2010 Toy Drop-off Points
Action Inc., 180 Main St. / 5 Pleasant St. Golden Living, 272 Washington St.
Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington St. Gorton’s, 128 Rogers St.
Azorean Restaurant, 133 Washington St. Kid’s Closet, 37 Main St.
BankGloucester, 160 Main St. Magnolia Variety, 2 Raymond St.
Bass Rocks Golf Club, 38 Beach Rd. Montagnino Real Estate, 186 Main St.
Beeman School, 138 Cherry St. NOAA, Blackburn Industrial Park
Cape Ann Savings Bank, 109 Main St. Nor’East Cleaners, 31 Railroad Ave.
Citizens Bank, 147 Main St. Nor’East Cleaners, 6 Thatcher Rd.
CVS Pharmacy, 6 Thatcher Rd. Palazola’s Sporting Goods, 85 Main St.
Destino’s, 129 Prospect St. Pigeon Cove Whole Foods, 15 Parker St.
Dunkin’ Donuts, 103 Eastern Ave. Rose Baker Senior Center, 6 Manuel F. Lewis St.
First National Bank of Ipswich, 207 Main St. Seacoast Nursing Home, 292 Washington St.
Gloucester City Hall, 9 Dale Ave. Shaw’s, 7 Railroad Ave.
Gloucester Police Dept., 197 Main St. Sovereign Bank, 159 Main St.
Gloucester Seafood Display Auction, Harbor Loop TD Bank, 2 Harbor Loop
Toodeloos, 137 Main St.
Gloucester Community Arts School, Blackburn Industrial Park West Parish Elementary, 10 Concord St.
It is easy to become a member of the GOOD EGG CLUB.
Your monthly donation can help make a difference in the lives of hungry people not just at the holidays, but all year long.
How it works:
1. Choose an amount you can comfortably give each month for the next 12 months.
One dozen contributions makes you a member of The Good Egg Club.
2. Fill out your Good Egg Pledge Card, select your payment preference, and mail it to:
The Open Door
28R Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
We can bill you monthly, or you can provide a credit card and we will charge your card.
Broadcasting Live Thursday from Cape Ann Savings Bank, Gloucester – 5-6pm
All donations go directly to North Shore children in need, through charities including Toys for Tots, The Lynn YMCA, Making Ends Meet, Beverly Bootstraps, Neighbors in Need, Action Inc. and Pathways for Children