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Because Hope is A Must
MUST serves almost 18,000 children a year, a heartbreaking reality in these desperate economic times. At MUST, our team of volunteers and staff members go beyond the basics to offer extra services to the children we serve each year. Christmas morning is exciting for the 4,000+ children whose parents come to shop at one of the MUST Toy Shops. Children in Cherokee and Cobb counties receive toys, blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, underwear, socks and a family game. Thanks to thousands of donations, the Toy Shops are well stocked for each parent to make special selections for their children!
Toy Shops Public Registration
Toy Shop Locations
For questions about Toy Shops locations:
Toy Shops Dates:
December 5, 2020
December 8-19, 2020
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursdays 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19, when you arrive at MUST please wait in your car until one of our volunteers greets you with further instructions. Masks and social distancing (6 feet from other people) are required. Only one legal guardian per family allowed in the building (unless you need a translator).
Toy Shops Volunteer Opportunities
(Orientation not required) Volunteers help our clients with check-in, shopping assistants, restocking shelves, check-out and gift wrapping. The MUST Toy Shops are located in Marietta and Canton. Ages 12+ are welcome when accompanied by parent or guardian. See the calendar of available shifts: Click Here
Donate to Toy Shop
We are accepting donations for Toy Shops now-Friday, December 18
For Cobb Toy Shops donations, please bring new and unwrapped items to the MUST Donation Center, 1280 Field Parkway Marietta, GA 30066, Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For Cherokee Toy Shops donations, please bring new and unwrapped items to Cherokee Client Services 111 Brown Industrial Parkway Canton, GA 30114, Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
To designate a financial donation to Toy Shops, please click here and enter "Toy Shops" in the comment section.
Other Ways to Help
Every child receives a blanket from Toy Shops. We need to collect at least 4,000 blankets each year. Please consider making no-sew blankets. They are easy to construct and are great for group projects!
Host a Gift Drive for Tweens/Teens:
The Toy Shops serves children ages 0-18, however one group that is often overlooked is the tweens/teens. Please consider hosting a gift drive for these ages. Suggested items include: