The appeal, in its 12th year, helps hundreds of children with families who can’t afford to buy toys or gifts.
Last year saw us help more families than ever who were struggling financially with more than 7,700 gifts distributed to 1,287 children. This year during these unprecedented times we rely on support more than ever.
The appeal was launched online for the first time in 2020 following the coronavirus pandemic and people were asked to make a financial donation instead of buying gifts and toys.
This year people can either give a financial donation or drop off new gifts – from games, arts and craft items to toiletry gift sets for all ages – from 18 months up to teenagers, at one of a number of collection points around the county.
Schools, family centres and youth workers identify those who are in greatest need of support and council staff will distribute them in the run-up to Christmas.
The council’s executive board member responsible for the Toybox Appeal, Cllr Linda Evans said: “I am proud to be following on from the legacy of Cllr Mair Stephens who sadly passed away earlier this year. The Toybox appeal this year is going to be more important than ever. We have always had fantastic support and this year we hope this will continue to ensure that hundreds of children will receive a Christmas gift. We know times are hard, but if people are able to spare a gift or a donation no matter how big or small, it will make a great difference to those families less fortunate.”
You can make a financial donation online. If you have a cash or cheque donation please call 01267 246504.
Donations are being taken up until December 9
Collection point locations:
– Carmarthen Hwb, SA31 1GA (Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm)
– Building 2, St David’s Park, Carmarthen (Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm)
– County Hall, Carmarthen (Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm)
– Morrisons Parc Pensarn, Carmarthen, SA31 2NF (Monday – Saturday 6am – 10pm; Sunday – 10am – 4pm)
– Tesco, Morfa Lane, Carmarthen, SA31 3AX (Monday – Saturday 6am – 12am; Sunday 10am – 4pm)
– Llanelli Hwb, SA15 3TR (Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm)
– Morrisons, Pemberton Retail Park, Llanelli SA14 9DR (Monday – Saturday 7am – 10pm; Sunday – 9.30am – 4pm)
– Ammanford Hwb, SA18 3BS (Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm)
– Cwmaman Community Centre, SA18 1DX (Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)
– Hengwrt (Menter Dinefwr), Llandeilo, SA19 6AE (Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5pm)
– Llandovery Youth & Community Centre, SA20 0AB (Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm)
– Kidwelly Town Council, SA17 4UL (Monday – Thursday 9am – 1pm; Friday 9am – 12pm)
– Newcastle Emlyn Leisure Centre, SA38 9LN (Monday – Friday 7.30am – 9.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 7.30am – 2pm)
– St. Clears Leisure Centre, SA33 4BT (Monday – Friday 7.30am – 9.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 7.30am – 2pm)