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Annual Toy Store

For over a century, Dumas Wesley Community Center has had the privilege of serving the Mobile community through a broad range of services for the elderly, unemployed, homeless and at-risk youth. One of the most beloved events is Dumas Wesley’s Annual Christmas Toy Store.

Last year, the Toy Store granted Christmas wishes for over 120 children. The Christmas Toy Store serves families residing in the local Crichton and Toulminville neighborhoods and Sybil Smith Family Village, Dumas Wesley’s Transitional Housing Program. The Toy Store provides parents with an opportunity to purchase new toys and bikes for Christmas at a fraction of their retail value. Proceeds from the event support Dumas Wesley Community Center’s Youth and Neighborhood Outreach Programs.

2022 Toy Store Information

Event Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 for pre-registered participants only

Registration Dates: Monday, October 10th – Friday, November 11th, 2022

Toy Store Donation Deadline: Please drop off new, unwrapped toys and bikes by Monday, December 5, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

  • Priority is given to persons named as head of the household residing together with children living in the 36607/36617 zip codes
  • Families living outside of the 36607/36617 zip codes may be served on a first come, first serve basis. Limited spots available
  • Applicant must be the guardian or parent of the children
  • Children must be between the ages of 0 – 12 years of age
  • You must NOT be participating in The Angel Tree Program. The Salvation Army will be notified of our participant list; if you are already receiving their assistance, your application will be VOIDED

Application Requirements (Applications will be available to print here or in the admin office beginning October 10, 2022)

Submit application along with all required documents by Friday, November 11th. Failure to do so will void your application. Participation in previous years or submission of an application does not guarantee entry into the event.

  • Completed application submitted in-person to the admin office located at 126 Mobile Street. Applications can be submitted Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Proof of Income: TANF or SSI award letters, disability stubs, pay stub, etc.
  • Proof of residence: MUST be a current utility bill (light, gas, water), or lease IN YOUR NAME. We cannot accept a bill in someone else’s name
  • Copy of birth certificate for each eligible child
  • Copy of guardianship for the child/children in your custody
  • Photo ID
Applicants that have been accepted to participate in the Toy Store will be notified by phone the week of November 14th – November 18th, 2022. They will receive information regarding the event in the mail shortly after being notified.
 
For more information or questions regarding the Toy Store, contact Allie Smalling, Director of Youth and Senior Services at asmalling@dumaswesley.org or call 251.479.0649.
 

Donate!

Dumas Wesley invites you to help us bring the joy of Christmas to families need. We invite you to participate in one of the following ways:

  • Allow Dumas Wesley to set up a Christmas display asking for new toy and bike donations from your staff and patrons;
  • Donate new toys or bikes for our store by December 5, 2022;
  • Become a Corporate Sponsor and help our elves shop for new toys ($500.00);
  • Sponsor a family who will be shopping at the toy store ($100.00).

All donors will receive special recognition on our website and social media outlets.

For more information or questions regarding the Toy Store, contact Allie Smalling, Director of Youth and Senior Services at asmalling@dumaswesley.org or call 251.479.0649.