Peoria, IL. The holiday season is quickly approaching! Neighborhood House is preparing for volunteers to wrap and deliver gifts for our Annual Santa for Seniors Program. Seniors that may be isolated from others or have had very few visitors this year will be receiving a special holiday gift this season. We welcome you to bring your family and friends to help us wrap the senior gifts at our wrapping party November 20th
and November 21st
from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.! We also need help from volunteer drivers to help us deliver the gifts on December 3rd
from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Neighborhood House is also making Christmas brighter for kids. Different businesses and organizations are busy collecting toys for the 82nd
Annual Toy Shop. The Community Rooms at Neighborhood House are quickly transforming into the Toy Shop that gives parents that are working, going to school, recently unemployed, and grandparents raising grandchildren the opportunity to shop for their children for Christmas. Donations of new toys are needed, especially for children of pre-teen age. We will deliver a toy box to your businesses if you want to help us collect toys.
Perhaps you know a family who would benefit from Toy Shop? Parents who are working or going to school can pre-register for the Toy Shop November 20 through December 8 at Neighborhood House, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and the cost to register is $10. Those that wish to register must bring the following documents: 1) Photo ID 2) Birth certificates for all children or proof of guardianship (insurance or medical card with your name and children’s names) and 3) Proof of employment or paystub, school enrollment, or current unemployment statement (not required for retired grandparents).
Neighborhood House is proud to continue our tradition of helping families, help themselves this holiday season.