Join Berkeys in supporting Grace Grapevine Christmas Cottage Toy Drive going on NOW!
Last Year, the Grace Christmas Cottage provided gifts to 710 families (1,634 children).
How to Donate NEW Toys:
- 1. Give to a Plumbing, AC or Electrical Technician during a service call or tune up
- 2. Drop toys off at Berkeys Southlake Office during normal office hours
Berkeys Address/Contact Info:
2875 Market Loop
Southlake, TX, 76092
What is the GRACE Christmas Cottage / Toy Drive?
Once again this year Berkeys® will be conducting a toy drive to benefit the GRACE Christmas Cottage. The Christmas Cottage is a program that provides struggling parents with Christmas gifts for their children at no cost to them.
This program is unique because the “clients” are allowed to make their own selections of gifts for their youngster’s. Each family is given a budget voucher based on their family size. Parents “shop” in the cottage for age appropriate items that are given a point value that is charged against their budget voucher. This way, parents get to choose the gifts that they know their children will like, plus the parents are learning to budget and understand the value of what they are being given. This program really helps the parents maintain a sense of dignity since they are able to maintain a level of privacy.
Over 2,700 individuals and families are served at the GRACE Christmas Cottage each holiday season. People who donate gifts are asked to make sure all items are brand new and unwrapped, so those items can be seen by the parents who will be shopping for their children. But wrapping paper, tape, bows and batteries are always helpful items and greatly needed once the items have been “purchased.”