2020 Christmas and Covid-19
We are currently planning what our Christmas programs will look like as a result of Covid-19. We still plan to collect toys and distribute them to VIP kids. If you or your organization is interested in participating as a toy drive site or as volunteers, please let us know using this short interest form!
Nathaniel’s Toy Shop
Providing FREE toys to kids with special needs (VIPs) and their families in financial need this Christmas.*
Central Florida families who have a child with special needs (VIP) and are experiencing financial difficulty are invited to shop for FREE toys at Nathaniel’s Toy Shop in December. All toys are donated at a variety of partner locations, including 300 Walgreens stores.
Nathaniel’s Toy Shop is located in Orlando, FL, with satellite pick-up locations in Jacksonville, Tampa, and the Space Coast.
*Toy supply is limited.
To qualify for an appointment to shop at Nathaniel’s Toy Shop, you must be pre-verified with Nathaniel’s Hope and have a VIP Membership ID #. YOU CANNOT REGISTER WITHOUT A VIP MEMBERSHIP ID #.
To get VIP Membership #:
(Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.)
Toy Shop Registration Now Closed. Please register your child for the VIP Membership Club and join us in 2020!
Nathaniel’s Toy Shop
Come volunteer in Nathaniel’s Toy Shop, where we provide FREE Christmas gifts to financially challenged VIP families in Central Florida. Volunteer jobs include gift wrapping, shopping with parents, VIP Kid Care, prayer team, and more!
If you would like to bring a group from your workplace, please contact our office at 407-857-8224 to arrange a group volunteer opportunity!
Our volunteer opportunities for Nathaniel’s Toy Shop are currently filled. Please consider volunteering for one of our other opportunities below and feel free to register for the waitlist and we will contact you if an opportunity becomes available.
Toy Shop Volunteer Registration is full. Mark your calendar to volunteer with us next year and consider a Year-End Gift to bring smiles to VIP kids!
Caroling Caravan families deliver toys and bring Christmas cheer to VIP kids and families who are not able to shop at Nathaniel’s Toy Shop. You will pick up a bag of pre-selected toys from Nathaniel’s Toy Shop to bring to your assigned VIP family. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to join you to carol when you deliver the gifts!
Caroling Caravan Registration is full. Please join us in 2020!
Caroling for Kids
Individuals and families volunteer their time on Christmas Day to sing carols and deliver Christmas goodies to uplift the spirits of those in the hospital. We also use seasoned musicians to lead the teams on guitar, keyboard, etc. This program began in children’s hospitals in 1998, but has now expanded to include other hospitals, making it Caroling for Kids “of all ages.” Please note that space is limited for these teams.
Help us prepare goodies, tag candy canes & new beanie babies, and make cookie platters for Christmas day! Location varies between Nathaniel’s Toy Shop & our Nathaniel’s Hope office. If you are interested in having a group help us, contact our office (407-857-8224).
Caroling for Kids is now full. Please sing with us in 2020!
Help us by collecting any of the following:
- New beanie babies
- Large red & white candy canes
- New toys/gifts — for kids & teens!
- Individual prepackaged cookies, candies, crackers, chips, pretzels… any snack items!
- Store-bought, packaged Christmas cookies
- Financial donation
SIGN UP to let us know you are interested in hosting a toy drive at your workplace, school, organization, neighborhood, or volunteer with us!
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!