FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Christmas will look different for many families this year.
However, the Southeast Fort Wayne toy drive, lead by the Human Agricultural Cooperative, is hoping to fill the gap for those who want to have gifts under the tree.
"On the Southeast side of town before COVID, there was a large number of people barely surviving before that, so imagine going through a pandemic, possibly losing your employment, you're already living paycheck to paycheck, toys and gifts like you said are far from their mind," Ty Simmons, Executive Director of the Human Agricultural Cooperative said.
The goal is to help at least 500 children, but they would like to help as many people as they can.
"Look to your left and right if you're in Fort Wayne right now and you have an unmet need, express it," Kristin Giant founder of Hyper Local Impact said.
Hyper Local Impact, Family and Friends Fund, Family and Friends of NWI, True Love Baptist Church, and Courageous Healing, Inc. are donating funds toward the cause.
Drop off locations:
- 7910 S. Anthony Blvd
- Monday - Friday
- 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- December 4 - 18
- Faith United Methodist Church
- 207 E Dewald
- December 7 from 9-11 a.m.
- December 14 from 10 a.m. - noon
- Urban League
- 2135 Hanna St.
- MLK Club, Big Momma's Kitchen, Human Agricultural Cooperative and the Urban League
- December 12
- Noon - 2 p.m.
- 1307 Oxford St.
- December 22 from 3-5 p.m.
- THIS IS FOR US
- 614 Oxford St.
- Every Friday until December 19
People can email the Human Agricultural Cooperative if they are interested in providing new toys for the program.
The group is still working out details on the planned curbside distribution, scheduled for December 12, 19 and 23.
To contribute to this cause or to get more information, contact Ty Simmons at email@example.com