Crossroads Realty is proud to help Kevin Berger of Kevin's Kids Holiday drive for our 10th year!
It is that time of year again!!! Boxes have been placed in the Executive Office, West Dover Office, and Whiting Office for Kevins Kids. Linda Adamson is the contact person to collect the donated items of Toys, and new or Gently used clothing and any kindly written checks. They can be made out to "Kevins Kids." Just call and Linda (908-814-8278), or Officer Conklin will collect these items. Anyone writing checks can contact Linda direct and she will pick them up from any Crossroads Office. Thanks to everyone!
Through the generosity of the Manchester community and the volunteer efforts of the Manchester Township School District staff, the drive provides toys, clothing, and food to children in the Manchester/Lakehurst area that are not so fortunate. There is no gift to big or to small. Checks are also accepted and will directly be used to buy food, clothes, and toys.
This drive began rather innocently almost 30 years ago...
"Mrs. Kathy Magee, a first grade teacher, was talking to her excited students just before the Christmas holidays," said founder Kevin Burger. "Each of the children was responding to Mrs. Magee's question, ‘What is Santa Claus going to bring you for Christmas?' After listening to each child's wish list, one little boy responded that ‘Santa Claus never comes to my house.' As Mrs. Magee fought back her tears, a drive began to make sure Santa visited that boy as well as the home of every child."
"The innocent words of that young boy remind us all that there are so many people in need," said Burger. "This year's economic times appear to be even more difficult. Whether it's increased gasoline prices or a rise in winter heating costs, too many parents have already told me that there just won't be a Christmas this year. We hear so many sad stories of people in need that I just hope we can help them all. Last year one little girl only wanted a new pair of sneakers. Since she had never had her very own pair, only having hand me downs that didn't fit, her mother didn't know her shoe size. The teachers decided to play a game with her by tracing her feet on paper. They then took the cut out model to the store to match the exact size."
How to Donate
Crossroads Realty is proud to be an official drop off location for Kevin's Kids.
Donations can be new clothing, dry, or canned food, toys, books, games. All items, unwrapped, can be placed in the boxes that are located in our Executive Office, West Dover Office, and Whiting Office .
25 Route 37 East
Toms River, NJ
168 Route 37 West
Toms River, NJ
480 Route 530
Cash and check donations go directly to buy food, new toys and clothing for every child identified on the list.