spread some holiday cheer

Waypoint Wonderland

Make the holiday season extra bright for a family in need! Waypoint Wonderland is a celebration that provides holiday gifts to families served at Waypoint who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, or violence. Last year, Waypoint provided gifts to over 500 children in need. In addition, each parent also received a gift.

This year, we are returning to our annual gift distribution. Community members are asked to contribute by donating brand new toys, books, games, and household items for parents along with gift wrapping supplies for the gift distribution. Monetary gifts are also accepted. See below for a list of needed items.

Waypoint Wonderland provides holiday gifts to children 0-12 years old. Below are examples of items we are requesting:

  • Riding toys
  • Activity center/gym
  • Puzzles
  • Soft blocks/toys
  • Educational toys
  • Dolls and doll accessories
  • Blocks
  • Legos
  • Trucks/cars
  • Dress up clothes
  • Food and kitchen play
  • Craft kits
  • Action figures
  • Barbies and Barbie accessories
  • Books
  • Board games
  • Hair accessories
  • Make-up for pre-teens
  • Children's jewelry
  • Dish sets
  • Pot and pan sets
  • Silverware sets
  • Bedding (Queen or Twin)
  • Gift cards

Donations will be accepted until Friday, December 10 and can be delivered to Waypoint's 5th St SE entrance between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. We ask that anyone dropping off donations wear a face mask/covering when entering our building. 

Looking to volunteer? Sign-up to support Waypoint Wonderland with event preparations, distribution, and clean-up. Many volunteer roles are available, including:

  • Event set-up
  • Donation sorting
  • Personal shoppers
  • Gift wrappers
  • Gift runners
  • Client check-in/greeters

To sign-up to volunteer, click this link to access the sign-up form.

Questions? Contact Brittany Appleton, Community Engagement Manager, at 319.731.6118.

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