Day 21 of 25 Days of Giving: The Villages

Each day, for 25 days during the month of December, the Indians will highlight one community partner organization and how you can give back this holiday season. For more information, visit the 25 Days of Giving main post.

Day 21: The Villages

Help The Villages provide a new toy for every child in their foster care program this holiday season

Holiday Gift Drive for Children and Youth

The Villages of Indiana champions every child’s right to a safe, permanent and nurturing home and serves more than 1,400 children and their families daily.  This mission-driven, nonprofit agency is committed to strengthening all families and embracing the dignity and diversity of each child, youth and family.

As Indiana’s largest therapeutic foster care provider, The Villages offers a statewide continuum of care that addresses the needs of abused and neglected children and is a leader in providing child abuse prevention services.

In existence since 1978, the agency is proud to be among the only one percent of similar organizations in the nation accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, assuring that children and families receive the highest standard of service.

It is The Villages’ goal to provide a new gift to each child in care this holiday season and we need your help to make sure this happens.

Please bring gifts to The Villages office (3833 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis).

If you have any questions please contact Katee Franson 317.775.6500 or

Suggested Toys and Gift Ideas

Infants – 3 years: Fisher Price Toys, Leap Frog, etc..  Also, Early Childhood Development Toys and Games

4 years – 7 years: Singamajigs, Art Kits, Zhu Zhu Pets, Super Hero Action Figures and Toys, Legos, Fur Real Friends

8 years – 12 years: Art Kits, Jewlery, Legos, Transformers, Star Wars Gifts, Board Games,

12 years – 18 years: Books, Movies (G and PG only), Board Games, Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, etc.)

The Villages’ Kids Love the Following Movies, TV Shows and Characters/Stars:
Twilight, Harry Potter, Justin Bieber: This Is It, Toy Story, Shrek, Despicable Me, Iron Man, Transformers, Karate Kid, Tangled, iCarley, American Idol, Glee, Sponge Bob, Dora The Explorer and Avatar.

Toys, games, movies, CDs, etc. that include these themes would be appropriate.

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