Every kid deserves to enjoy happy holidays. But hundreds of parents in PRISM’s service area struggle to make ends meet. Putting food on the table, keeping the lights on, paying the rent, and providing proper winter clothes are their challenges and priorities. There just isn’t any money left for presents at the holidays.

​In December of each year PRISM’s Holiday Toy Shoppe puts a little magic into their holiday season, and makes a joyful, exciting holiday possible for 1,000+ kids. Helpers will be needed to sort donations, set up the event, assist with distribution, and help clean-up.

Volunteer Responsibilities:
– Assisting in restocking our shoppe while participants select gifts.
– Organize our inventory of donations to help with the rotation of participant visits
– Oversee Holiday Toy Shoppe operations and provide great customer service to shoppers. PRISM will be enforcing CDC guidelines for COVID-19 during this event, and will be separating volunteers into small groups. We will also be limiting the amount of participants per. every half hour to ensure the safety of everyone in our facility.

Our mission is to provide social services and connections that empower people in our community to build healthy, stable lives.

Individuals can donate in the following ways:

  • Organize a holiday gift drive with others or pick up extra gifts the next time you shop. Please contact Kevin, our Community Engagement and Business Manager, at klytle@prismmpls.org, to tell him about your drive and to arrange logistics. You can then drop off your new, unwrapped gifts to PRISM. Our address is 1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422.
  • Or, skip the trip to the mall, and shop online at linktr.ee/prismmpls. Our holiday wish list makes it easy—just order and ship unwrapped items directly to PRISM. 

We are currently recruiting volunteers whom are available for 2 hour shifts throughout Dec. 7 – Dec. 18.

To sign-up to volunteer, please email Nolan Isaacson, Volunteer Manager at nisaacson@prismmpls.org.  For more info: https://www.prismmpls.org/holidaytoyshoppe

Location: PRISM
1220 Zane Ave N
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Ages: 12 or older
Date(s): December 2020
Time(s): 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Contact: Nolan Isaacson,  nisaacson@prismmpls.org  or 763-432-4230
Website: http://www.prismmpls.org

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