CGS Toy Drive
for Durham Rescue Mission
Durham Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the vulnerable members of our community. Every Christmas season, DRM hosts a gift-giving party in which toys are given to children in need. For many of these children, this will be the only Christmas present they receive. DRM relies on the generous donations of members of the Durham community to provide these toys for the children. Last year, we as the Church of the Good Shepherd collected almost 400 toys for the children. This year, we hope to surpass this goal and provide 500 toys for the children in need in our community! Please pray that our contributions will impact the community and change lives for Jesus.
"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'"
~ Matthew 19:14
How You Can Contribute
Ship Directly via Amazon or Other Online Retailer
Take a look at the list of toy ideas here. Links are provided to the products on Amazon, but if you would like to purchase toys from another online store or choose an item that is not on the list, please feel free to do so. If you find toys you want to give, purchase them and have them shipped to Toy Drive c/o Church of the Good Shepherd at 3741 Garrett Road, Durham, NC, 27707. Please ensure that they will arrive between November 16th and December 6th. That's all you have to do! Once the toys arrive, they will be collected and delivered to Durham Rescue Mission.
Drop-off at the Church
If you would like to purchase toys and drop them off at the church yourself, there will be boxes available for toy collection during service on Sunday, November 29th and Sunday, December 6th.
You can also drop toys off in the collection boxes available in the front office during church office hours from November 30th through December 4th, 8am to 4pm excluding December 2nd.
*Please remember that all toys must be brand new and in their original packaging.
Ship from Your Home
If you would like to purchase toys and ship them yourself, please ship them to Toy Drive c/o Church of the Good Shepherd at 3741 Garrett Road, Durham, NC 27707. Please plan for your gifts to be delivered between November 16th and December 6th. Attached here are printable address labels for your package.