Toy Box is a non-profit organization that operates a Christmas store for disadvantaged families. The store is open just 1 day a year in Dec. in So. Sacramento. Eligible parents and guardians receive vouchers from Healthy Start caseworkers, which allows them to shop at the store. The store sells toys for just 20% of their retail cost. These very affordable prices allows parents to choose and purchase gifts for their own children, thus maintaining their dignity and empowering them to provide for their family.
While parents shop for their gifts, they are assisted by a personal shopper who helps them select & carry the gifts. Once they have made their purchases, parents can go to the Hospitality Room to rest and enjoy refreshments as they wait for their gifts to be wrapped for free. In our Kids Corner, children enjoy making holiday crafts & doing other fun activities while being supervised by volunteers. Families will also often leave with books, school supplies, toiletries, and clothes.