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Council Christmas Toy Schemes now open for donations

The Council Christmas Toy Schemes are now open for donations.

The Council Christmas Toy Schemes are now open for donations. The Christmas Community Toy Scheme will operate from Listening Ear, Rathcoole, A Safe Space to be Me, Crumlin and Fit Moms, Glengormley, where new or nearly new toys and gifts can be donated. The Council, in partnership with local charity, Habitat for Humanity also have collection points at each of the Council’s five Household Recycling Centres for the donation of pre-loved toys. These items will then be collected by the charity who sort, clean and sell them on at low prices in their ReStore shops, they include;

  • Bikes
  • Ride on Toys
  • Trikes and Scooters
  • Go Karts
  • Toy kitchens and work benches
  • Dolls House
  • Dolls and Prams
  • Jigsaws, puzzles and board games (Must be complete)
  • Figures and figurines
  • Lego

Many families and in particular our young people have been impacted by the pandemic emotionally, psychologically and financially. It is hoped that the Christmas Toy Schemes will help alleviate some of these pressures and make sure we can all have an enjoyable Christmas.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb said “This initiative is the perfect opportunity to do a clear out and donate new or pre-loved toys and gifts so they can be distributed to those families most in need. Please do your bit for Climate Change as not only will these schemes ensure more families have an enjoyable Christmas but it also helps to reduce waste, keeping more items away from landfill.”

For details of the Christmas Toy Schemes including dates and donation points please visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/christmastoyscheme