Hope’s Corner seeks toy, gift-card donations

Volunteers at Hope’s Corner in Mountain View are preparing for the nonprofit’s ninth annual Children’s Holiday Event, scheduled Sunday (Dec. 20), which provides an opportunity for families in need to “shop” for free holiday gifts for their children.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s event has been altered. Rather than allowing parents to “shop” on-site for gifts, Hope’s Corner volunteers will organize gifts by age and gender.

Parents will be assigned a time slot when they can visit to Hope’s Corner to pick up gifts that are appropriate for their children.

Sign-ups for this year’s event have far exceeded past years, with more than 177 families registering so far. The event will likely need to fulfill gift wishes for well over 600 children, ages 1-18. As a result, Hope’s Corner seeks donations of new, unwrapped toys, gift cards and books.

To donate, for a list of requested items and for information on drop-off times for gift donations and how to shop online, visit


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