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CROSS Services to Host Holiday Toy Shop to Help Local Families; Seeks Donations and Volunteers

Dec 02, 2017 09:14PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Holiday Toy Shop (photo provided by CROSS Services)

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, community members have the opportunity to help out local families in need by contributing and volunteering to support the annual CROSS Services Holiday Shop.

Last year, just under 1,000 children received gifts and organizers are anticipating a larger turnout of preregistered families this year. Volunteers interested in assisting during setup (Dec.  15) or distribution (Dec. 16) at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove can contact CROSS Services at 763-425-1050 for available time slots and more information.

CROSS Services, a nonprofit organization which serves families in Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, west Champlin, Dayton, and Corcoran, is seeking donations for the Holiday Toy Shop. Donations can be dropped off at CROSS (located at 12915 Weinand Circle in Rogers) during their regular business hours or 9-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (located at 7401 County Rd 101 in Maple Grove). 

Suggested donation ideas, according to CROSS Services, include:

For teens

• Gift Cards

• Arts supplies/craft kits

• Nail polish/make-up sets

• Perfume/cologne/lotion kits

• Shaving kits

• Hair brush sets/

• Flat irons/accessories

• Winter wear

• Sports team items

• Clothing/shoes

• Advanced LEGO® kits

• Board games

• Hand-held game systems

• Electronic games

• Sports bags/backpacks/purses

• Jewelry

• Tools

• Earbuds/ear phones

• Movies/books

• Ties/scarves

For Children:

•Crib toys

• Cars/trucks

• Dolls and doll accessories

• Pretend play and dress-up

• Fisher Price® toys/Little People

• Stacking and sorting toys

• Musical and light-up toys

• Arts supplies/craft kits

• Riding toys

• Interactive toys

• Educational toys

• Play-Doh®

• LEGOs and LEGO® Kits

• Action figures/


• Board games

• Movies/books

• Remote control cars

 For more information, contact CROSS Services 763-425-1050 or

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