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Tommy Toy Fund


 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Tommy Toy Fund, in partnership with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, is proud to serve our community here in Eastern Connecticut. The Tommy Toy Fund is a charitable organization that collects donations of toys for local children in New London and Windham Counties. The program is intended to help children in the New London and Windham County areas, who will receive few or no holiday gifts without this assistance. The program is successful in thanks, part to the large network of social service agencies, schools, emergency providers and partner agencies ensuring that families have access and can register to much needed resources in their area. Below you will find important information on how families can register for the program, registration sites, toy pick-up procedures, how to volunteer and how to host a toy drive. 

This is a community wide project that could not be successful without the support of a community LIVING UNITED,

(CLICK TO DOWNLOAD) :  ENGLISH, SPANISH, HAITIAN CREOLE, CHINESE (MANDARIN)

 


APPLYING TO THE PROGRAM

Families can register online through approved registration sites. Most sites offer registration by appointment or walk in basis. Please contact each agency regarding their registration procedures. Please note that due to limitations for the COVID-19, some sites will take registration over the phone.

Registration begins on Monday October 18th through Monday December 6th. If you are unable to visit one of the approved registration sites, registration will be open in person at any of the toy pick-up locations on Thursday afternoon on December 16th. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Families with children between the ages of 0-12 years of age residing in the New London & Windham County area are eligible to register for the program. Parents, grandparents or foster parents who have costudy of the children are eligible to apply.

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY?

Please ensure to bring the following documents to your registration appointment:

  1. A current copy of the W-2 or 4 consecutive paystubs for any employed members of your household.
  2. Proof of legal custody for all children for whom you are requesting toys
  3. If there are any extenuating circumstances, please bring the appropriate documentation.

To facilitate the registration process, click on the following  to download a paper pre-registration form to pre-fill and bring to your registration appointment:

Pre-Registration Forms are available to download in the following languages:

(CLICK TO DOWNLOAD)ENGLISH , SPANISH HAITIAN CREOLECHINESE/MANDARIN

 


WHERE CAN I GO TO REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAM?

Use the below map to find the closest registration location.  Click the nearest marker on the map to see the partner agency details, address, and phone number.  Tommy Toy Fund in partnership with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut works with leading non-profit and municipal agencies so community members have many choices to register locally.  

   

You may also view a PRINTABLE PDF list of registration agencies and their contact information HERE (ENGLISH/ SPANISH/ HAITIAN CREOLE/ CHINESE/MANDARIN).

TOY DISTRIBUTION SITE LOCATIONS

Registered families will be able to pick-up their toys at either of the locations listed below on either Wednesday December 15  from 9am-7pm or Thursday December 16th  between the hours of 9am-7pm. 

 

                          
New London                                                                                                                                Norwich                                                                                                 Dayville
Gemma E. Moran United Way Food / Labor Center                                                          Reliance Health Inc.                                                                                Killingly Commons
374 Broad St. New London CT 06320                                                                        2 Cliff St. Norwich  CT 06360                                                            2071 Killingly Commons Dr. Dayville CT 06241
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VOLUNTEER FOR THE TOMMY TOY FUND

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut  is on InItLive for volunteer registration. To sign up to volunteer at either our New London or Norwich locations scan the following QR Codes or click on the links below. 

 

 

                                NEW LONDON                                                     NORWICH                                                                                                           

                                                                                 

                                                                                      

                                                                                      

VOLUNTEER DATES

Volunteers are needed beginning Thursday December 9th through Saturday December 20th. Toy distribution dates are December 15th and 16th. 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers must be 18 years or older, be able to direct traffic and/or clients, lift a minimum of 15 pounds and stand for the entirety of the shift. Bilingual a plus!

QUESTIONS?

Contact Jennifer at jennifer.blanco@uwsect.org or call 860-464-3327 for more questions. To download the volunteer flyer click on the following link: 

      


 

HOST A TOY DRIVE

The Tommy Toy Fund is a charitable organization that collects donations of toys for local children in New London and Windham County.  Individuals and businesses can collect new, unwrapped toys during the months of October, November and December to ensure children in our community receive a toy for the holidays. Collections need to be completed by December 5, 2021 to ensure items can be picked up/delivered to the distribution sites.

Toys for Ages newborn to 12 year old children are needed. Please no violent toys (including no toy guns).

For more information on how to donate toys, or host a toy drive please contact Jim Konrad at tommytoyfund2020@gmail.com or call us at 860-464-7281.

For a printable flyer on how to host a Toy Drive, CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.

    


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