Center for People in Need Hosts Successful Toyland Toy Distribution for Children
Children in low-income families across Lincoln were able to celebrate the holiday season with gifts thanks to the generous donors and organizations who provided toys for Toyland, the Center for People in Need’s (cfpin.org) annual toy distribution.
Nearly 3,000 children received toys selected by a parent or guardian during the special shopping experience held December 14–16. Center clients were able to select from a range of possible gifts, which included everything from teething rings for infants and headphones for teens to books for all ages. Families had the option of taking home a real Christmas tree, too. More than 350 volunteers worked at the three-day event, helping with tasks like sorting toys, assisting Center clients, and stocking inventory. Generous donors like the Kinder Porter Scott Family Foundation, Santa Cop, and Toys for Tots helped the Center purchase toys while Picnic Hill Pines donated the live Christmas trees.
The Center for People in Need is a community-based nonprofit that offers services and training to low-income people to satisfy their basic needs and help them achieve economic independence. They help members of the community obtain adequate food and household necessities, like diapers, through weekly distributions. Any Lincoln resident who needs help can apply for assistance. Complete details on the process and a list of required documentation can be found online at cfpin.org or call (402) 476-4357.