Kids Loving Kids in need of Christmas toy donations

Priscila and Jason Brown have a drop-off box for donations at PJ’s Preschool (Kids Loving Kids/ Facebook)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Local nonprofit Kids Loving Kids, founded by Pam Dodd, is requesting donations for its 11th annual Christmas Giveaway on Dec. 10. The giveaway will be held in two locations, Spirit Life Church in Cullman located at 1650 St. Joseph Dr. from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and at Meek Baptist Church located at 360 Helicon Road in Arley from 9 a.m.-noon.  

There are several drop-off locations: 

  • Captivate Salon – 842 Main St. NE, Hanceville, AL 35077 
  • PJ’s Preschool- 1640 Alabama Highway 69 N, Cullman, AL 35058 
  • BankFirst – 30966 Highway 74, Addison, AL 35540 
  • Cullman Electric Cooperative – 31132 U.S. Highway 278, Addison, AL 35540 
  • Family Dollar – 25 County Road 940, Cullman, AL 35057 
  • Gladney’s – 5975 Helicon Road, Arley, AL 35541 
  • Kids World – 9360 U.S. Highway 31, Hanceville, AL 35077 
  • WSCC Nursing Center – 801 Main St. NW, Hanceville, AL 35077 
  • Gateway Foodland – 5100 Curry Highway, Jasper, AL 35503. 
  • Gina’s Variety Store – 30649 Alabama Highway 74, Addison, AL 35540 
  • Williams Hardware & Supply – 5059 County Road 41, Arley, AL 35541 
  • Economy Cleaning Center – 100 19th St. E, Jasper, AL 35501 
  • Traditions Bank – 109 Second Ave. NW, Cullman, AL 35055 
  • TJ Maxx – 1908 Marktplatz Center SW, Cullman, AL 35505 
  • Warehouse Discount Groceries – 5474 Alabama Highway 157, Cullman, AL 35055 
  • Tangles Beauty Salon – 2134 Second Ave. NW, Cullman, AL 35058 
  • Bright Beginnings Preschool and Daycare – 8505 Alabama Highway 157, Cullman, AL 35057 

Boxes will be left at drop-off locations until Dec. 14 since Kids Loving Kids will have another giveaway in Walker County on the 17th at Raising Arrows located at 2900 Highway 78 West in Jasper from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  

(Kids Loving Kids/ Facebook) 

Requested donations from children include LEGO sets, Barbie dolls, L.O.L. dolls, dinosaur toys, remote-controlled cars, footballs, Paw Patrol toys, make-up, LED light strips, bikes and shoes for ages 2-18. 

For teenagers, Dodd suggested hygiene products, blankets, Xbox games, board games and art sets. Necessities such as underwear, socks and deodorant are needed as well.    

Kids Loving Kids will provide Christmas for nearly 1,700 kids in three counties.  

All gifts that are not designated to go to children who sent requests will be first-come, first-served at the giveaways for children 18 and younger. 

Dodd said the organization is in “dire need” of toys. She says there have been more requests and fewer volunteers than in previous years. “We have over 2,000 children this year that are asking for clothes and for toys. We need toys in a huge way.” 

To volunteer to help box toys for the giveaways, text or call Dodd at 256-318-4555. 

You can donate to Kids Loving Kids through Venmo @KidsLovingKids- Nonprofit or at Traditions Bank.  

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