Naugatuck CT Collecting Toy for Kids Christmas 2023

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Naugatuck CT Collecting Toy for Kids  Christmas 2023

We are getting into a most festive time of year and for most young children it's the dream of a delivery from Santa Claus. 

The economy has been tough and for people facing higher costs of living, the budgets can only stretch so far. It's hard for parents to look at their children knowing there may not be a toy under the tree for them this year.

The Town of Naugatuck CT is trying to help Santa and make a Christmas morning a little brighter for children.

The town has 2 locations where new toys in their original boxes can be dropped off.

The Naugatuck Fire Department is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Kids until Dec.31. People can drop off donations at the fire headquarters at 41 Maple St. For information, call 203-720-7080.


The second collection area is at the Park and Recreation Department at 607 Rubber Ave.  For information call 203-720-7043

Naugatuck CT Collecting Toy for Kids  Christmas 2023

There are a couple of big box stores in the area that still sell toys and of course, a donation with a toy will allow some slightly older child to maybe get some badly needed clothes.

I can recall the days when stores like Toys 'R Us had large bins near their exits for the Toys for tots' program but with so many now buying online, the charities that served locals are getting forgotten.

This is a post for the December Acts of Kindness Challenge where inspiration and opportunity made for a contribution to the campaign.

Naugatuck CT Collecting Toy for Kids  Christmas 2023

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Comments (17)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ed- let's hope everyone steps up to donate toys for the children. Every child deserves a fun and memorable Christmas. 

Dec 04, 2023 07:39 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that plenty of toys will be donated so that each and every child will receive toys that they will enjoy!

Dec 05, 2023 04:17 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ed. It is always impressive how many step up to help out for organized annual toy drives, in good times and in bad. May this year be another huge success. Enjoy your day.

Dec 05, 2023 04:30 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ed,

You are right the economy has been tough and for people facing higher costs of living their budgets are stretched beyond their limits. So glad to see your area is collecting gifts for kids.

Dec 05, 2023 05:26 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 - perhaps one of the most brutal years in terms of the economy we have experienced in a long time!   For people who have the means, donating toys will provide a happier experience for those who are less fortunate.  


Dec 05, 2023 08:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ed, I just drop off some toys on Saturday to a club and also dropping off some at our local board on Friday!

Dec 05, 2023 08:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Ed.... what a lovely thing for Naugatuck to do. I hope the toy collection exceeds all expectations and then some.

Dec 05, 2023 08:36 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed we have a few places around here that do toy drives at this time of the year, and I always to contribute to a few of them.

Dec 05, 2023 09:30 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathy Streib   I have not seen a lot of opportunities for people to step forward so this message can be most appropriate, and I hope timely.

Brian England   I have to find my way to a big box store to get a couple of things.

Dec 05, 2023 05:21 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Wayne Martin   I certainly hope so as there are a lot of people struggling.

Dorie Dillard Austin TX   I would like to see a few others with the 'Fill the Trucks campaigns that were once so common.

Dec 05, 2023 05:24 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist   We have such a confusing economy with people overbidding for homes and others struggling to fill a plate.

Will Hamm   In years past, our board would host a drive but nothing this year.

Dec 05, 2023 05:27 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker   With 2 drop off points, I do hope it is a big success.

George Souto  I have-not see a lot of activity with that regards in our area.

Dec 05, 2023 05:28 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a timely reminder to share with area residents.

Good luck with the toy collection.

Dec 06, 2023 06:54 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 - I do not miss a year supporting our kids.  I give a minimum of two or three presents to Toys for Tots through our Coldwell Banker Realty brokerage firm. 

Christmas is a time for giving back.

Dec 06, 2023 08:58 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

So happy that local events exist, along with open hearts, to give some joy to the girls and boys in our communities, Ed. My kids were the lucky recipients when they were tiny tykes!

Dec 07, 2023 10:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Ed. I hope all is going well for you this week.

Dec 07, 2023 10:24 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

These sorts of local events are so important and needed. Love this so much. Happy New Year.

Jan 02, 2024 12:56 PM