The fourth annual Toyland for Kids event was held on December 17, 18 and 19 at the Center for People in Need, a local non-profit serving Lincoln’s low-income families.

At Toyland for Kids, low-income parents and guardians were invited to shop for holiday gifts for their children at no charge. There were new toys and gifts sorted by every age group from young children to teens. Thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and the generosity of the community, thousands of children received gifts their parents cannot otherwise afford.

In addition to individual donations, Toyland for Kids is supported by Santa Cop, a program of the Lincoln Police Union Charities; the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program; the Center’s Truckloads of Help program; and toy drives organized by local churches and businesses.

The Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th St., Unit 1,  provides comprehensive services and opportunities to support low-income, high needs families and individuals as they strive to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency. More information on the Center’s programs is available at