Child and Family Connections (CFC) in conjunction with Foster Adoptive Parent Association (FAPA), is in need of donated storage space for approximately 1,800 toys for the children our two organizations serve. We are both participating in this year’s Toys for Tots program, with toys being disseminated shortly after Thanksgiving with final toy pickup’s slated for Friday, December 24th at the latest.
The process works by our sorting the toys and then notifying case managers and foster parents of their availability. They then come to the facility to pick up the toys. We have caseworkers coming from The Glades, Delray and Riviera Beach and foster parents located throughout the county so are in need of a relatively central (West Palm Beach) location for this.
We need a secured facility with power/a.c. available and preferably 24-hour access if possible as our volunteers sort through these toys on very irregular schedules. Square footage should be approximately 1,500 to 2,000 (or more) in order to accommodate all our toys and sorting areas.
A brief history: We used to use the other side of our building on Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach and ironically it is still vacant with ample room. Unfortunately, we have new landlords who are attempting to lease out this empty space and are not going to allow us to use it this year. As you can see, we could be in a bit of a pickle…!
If you can pass this information on to people you think could help us, it would be greatly appreciated. We will be sure to give proper credit (i.e. attribution in news releases, newsletter mention, Facebook, etc.) to the donor from CFC as well as FAPA.
Community Relations Coordinator
Child and Family Connections
4100 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33409