Spirit of the Holidays

mom and daughter opening gifts around the winter holiday season


Spread the magic of the season with the spirit of giving!


Virtual Spirit of the Holidays
Collecting new, unwrapped toys through Friday, December 4, 2020

Each year, our local community helps us bring joy to thousands of children served by Acenda through this cheerful and empowering program. Acenda will be collecting toys through December 4, 2020.

Keeping the health and safety of the Acenda community top of mind, we are transitioning our annual toy drive to a virtual setting. In support of no-contact deliveries, we are asking donors to purchase gifts online and have them shipped to our Glassboro headquarters.

Shopping registries are available online at Amazon, Target, and Walmart to allow you to safely contribute to the awe and wonder of the holiday season for our families. Donations of gift cards to are also welcomed and will be used to purchase gifts in various age groups. All monetary donations will service both our Spirit of the Holidays toy collection and Acenda programs.

Toy Ideas & Categories

Infants & Toddlers (Birth to Age 2)
Developmental Toys, Activity Walkers and Riding
Toys, Leap Frog and V-Tech Learning Toys

Preschoolers (Ages 3 to 5)
Disney Toys, Toy Musical Instruments, Dress-up Sets,
Tricycles and Safety Gear, Developmental Toys, Dolls, Toy Trucks

Elementary (Ages 6 to 10)
Sports and Outdoor Play Equipment, Arts & Crafts
Kits, Board Games, Legos

Tweens & Teens (Ages 11 to 15)
Hair, Makeup, & Nail Products, Arts & Crafts Kits,
Sports Equipment, Gift Cards