Do the most good: Bring a child joy on Christmas morning

Staff Report
Posted 11/24/21

On Christmas morning, we all can work together to make sure every child in Baldwin County has a gift under their Christmas tree.

Dozens of organizations around the county are collecting toys, …

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Do the most good: Bring a child joy on Christmas morning

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On Christmas morning, we all can work together to make sure every child in Baldwin County has a gift under their Christmas tree.

Dozens of organizations around the county are collecting toys, bikes and gifts for children in the first weeks of December. These items will be distributed to needy families and are certain to bring smiles on Christmas morning.

You can do the most good this holiday season by picking a charity from the list below and donating a toy, or maybe even an electronic for a teenager. Stuff a stocking full of goodies and love and know that Christmas Day will indeed be a little brighter.

Help us to do the most good in Baldwin County this holiday season.

The Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce

Is hosting a toy drive during its holiday Business After Hours event, Tuesday, Dec. 14 beginning at 5 p.m. at First Baldwin Land Title, 23315 Pet Drive, Robertsdale. Toys will be presented to Kane’s Warrior Kids to be donated to USA Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Mobile. Donations can also be dropped off at the Chamber office, 25150 Alabama 59, Robertsdale until 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. For more information call the Chamber at 251-947-2626.

The Ty Foundation and Blayne Shackelford Memorial Scholarship Fund

Is holding a toy drive to benefit the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center. Toys can be dropped off at Baldwin County High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Bay Minette; or Outdoor Addiction, 707 D’Olive St., Bay Minette, any time before Dec. 17. For more information visit thetyfoundation.com.

Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center

The Ty Foundation and Blayne Shackelford Memorial Scholarship Fund are holding a toy drive to benefit the Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center. Toys can be dropped off at Baldwin County High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Bay Minette; or Outdoor Addiction, 707 D’Olive St., Bay Minette, any time before Dec. 17.

How to contact: www.baldwincountycac.org; Executive Director Nikki Whitaker, 251-989-2555; 251-937-2055.

Baldwin County Foster/Adoptive Parents Association

BCFAPA is a 501 c3 organization that supports foster and adoptive families in Baldwin County. You can donate items, including new socks, underwear, diapers, pull-ups and wipes, toiletries Christmas stocking, pajamas and board games.

Contact: baldwincountyfpa@gmail.com, 251-597-5192.

Catholic Social Services

Accepting donations of new toys, food and monetary donations. Toys can be dropped off at 23010 Alabama 59, Robertsdale from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thrift store donations can be dropped off next door from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

How to contact: www.cssbaldwin.org; Director Phyllis Beam, 251-947-2293.

Christian Service Center – Christmas Cheer program. Angels with gift requests are distributed through churches and some restaurants and business in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan. All toys (new and unwrapped) are welcome whether attached to an angel request or not. Angel gifts may be returned where they were picked up or gifts can be dropped off at The Christian Service Center located at 317 Dolphin Ave. Deadline – Dec. 10

North Baldwin White Christmas (formerly known as North Baldwin Helping Hands)

Provides assistance to low-income families from Little River to Stapleton needing help in providing Christmas for their children from newborn to 12 years old. Applications are taken from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday at John F. Rhodes Civic Center, 301 D’Olive St., Bay Minette. Application deadline is Dec. 2. Pick up from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 12 at Old Bay Minette Elementary School Room 2.

Contact: Allyson Snyder, 251-767-9312, or Rhonda Hutchinson, 251-689-1115.

Salvation Army – Magical Christmas Toy Drive

Baldwin EMC: 21801 University Lane

Zaxby’s – 1800 Gulf Shores Parkway

Sunny 105 Santa’s Helper Toy Drive to benefit the Christian Service Center – Donate new unwrapped toys to the studio (located at 2421 East 2nd Street, Gulf Shores) during normal business hours. Gifts can also be dropped off at:

Foley

The Book Exchange – 101 West Laurel, Foley

Action Game and Movie – 101 South McKenzie Street, Foley

Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores Family Pharmacy – 251 Clubhouse Drive, Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores Insurance – 216 Office Park Drive, Gulf Shores

Riviera Tire – 3791 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores

Woodson’s Barge-N – 2105 East 2nd St., Gulf Shores

Chicken Salad Chick – 160 Cotton Creek Drive, Unit 290, Gulf Shores

Island Drug and Gifts – 3645 Gulf Shores Parkway, Suite 107, Gulf Shores

Orange Beach

GNG Plumbing and Hardware – 24829 Canal Road, Orange Beach

J & M Tackle – 25125 Canal Road, Orange Beach

McCarron Insurance – 25620 Canal Road, Orange Beach

Blade Brothers – 25405 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach

The Emporium at C – 25405 Perdido Beach Blvd., Suite 11, Orange Beach

St. Charles Place – 25241 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach

WKRG Magical Christmas Toy Drive Baldwin County locations, toys due Dec. 10

Baldwin EMC locations:

47525 Alabama 59, Bay Minette.

21801 University Lane, Orange Beach.

19600 Alabama 59, Summerdale.

Eastern Shore Toyota, 29732 Frederick Blvd., Daphne.

Greer’s Market:

710 McMeans Ave., Bay Minette.

75 Section St., Fairhope.

21951-D Alabama 59, Robertsdale.

Hank’s Fine Furniture, 30810 Alabama 181, Spanish Fort.

PenAir Federal Credit Union:

1301 S. McKenzie St., Foley.

21511 Alabama 59, Robertsdale.

10010 Eastern Shore Blvd., Spanish Fort.

Rich’s Car Wash:

28823 U.S. 98, Daphne.

501 McMeans Ave., Bay Minette.

21141 Alabama 59, Robertsdale.

30390 Alabama 181, Spanish Fort.

Zaxby’s:

29053 U.S. 98, Daphne.

29680 Urgent Care Drive, Daphne.

707 S. McKenzie St., Foley.

1800 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores.

21141 Alabama 59 Suite 3, Robertsdale.