Help Us Make the Holidays Brighter for Underprivileged Youth in Berks County!
The Toy Drive Begins In
It’s Easy to Help Out Underprivileged Youth In Our Community!
Participating in this year’s Awesome Toy Drive is as easy as 1-2-3! Check out the steps below and help put a smile on a child’s face.
Choose an Ornament
Visit one of the Awesome Toy Drive locations listed below and select an ornament or two. Every ornament represents an underprivileged child in our area that would appreciate anything you can give this holiday season.
Have Fun Shopping
This is the fun part! Many of our past donors have mentioned the amount of fun they have picking out gifts for the children. They’ve even included their own children in the process and made it a family event.
Bring It Back Unwrapped
Please visit the location you originally selected your ornament from and deliver the gift unwrapped. We also ask that you attach the original ornament to the gift, ensuring we deliver the gift to the correct child.
Who We’re Helping Out This Year
Please take the time to visit each non-profit’s website by clicking on their logo and see if there are other ways you can help.
2021 Awesome Toy Drive Locations
Visit the following participating local businesses in order to participate in this year’s Awesome Toy Drive. Please return your gifts to the location you selected the ornaments from, unwrapped, and with the original ornament attached. Thank you for helping us make a child’s holiday brighter and a very special thanks to all the local businesses that are helping us spread the love this year.
About the Awesome Toy Drive
What started as a simple gesture of thanks by helping a few underprivileged youths in the area, has blossomed into a mission to help as many as possible.
In 2019, Freddy Vasquez of FXV Digital Design was humbled by all the prosperity he received throughout the year. He knew he had to give back to the community that gave him so much and welcomed him with open arms when he and his family moved to Berks County in the Fall of 2009. Being an avid Christmas fan and remembering the joy he felt when playing Santa for local children, he decided he would target his efforts towards the underprivileged youth in the area.
He set his sights on only collecting 20 gifts, fearing he may not be able to achieve his goal and would ultimately purchase all the gifts himself. A few hours into his first day of collecting he knew he was wrong. After contacting CONCERN numerous times for more names of children, and utilizing social media, he was able to end the season with 150 gifts collected.
With the 2021 holiday season upon us, Freddy has decided to kick the toy drive up a notch and give it a name and a higher goal. The effort is now known as the Awesome Toy Drive and he hopes to double the previous year’s totals.
“I’ve been very blessed in my life and the only way I know how to thank the universe for giving me so much is by giving even more back, and when it comes to children, I’m all in. My goal is to collect for thousands of children in the years to come and beyond my time here on Earth.” – Freddy Vasquez
Get In Touch
Please feel free to contact us about toy drive details, or if you’re a local business who’s interested in being one of our drive locations. Thanks!
Dropping off toys to CONCERN in 2019. Marc Goldstein and Blankets of Hope also donated a blanket for each gift donated.