The reality is that many families can’t afford Christmas gifts and teenagers are often the ones forgotten this time of year.  Each year, churches, organizations and social service agencies host their holiday toy drives to help children of families in need.   And, each year a great deal of time and effort is spent collecting thousands of toys for less fortunate families across the Treasure Valley – to bring smiles and a little holiday cheer to as many children as donations will allow.  Since it is a little less challenging to shop for younger ages, many teens living in the Treasure Valley will not receive any gifts during the holiday season.  This year Hope for the Holidays, “A Time For Teens”  is collecting gifts for those ages 13 – 18. 
We ask you to consider adding a teen to your Christmas shopping list this year in support of the annual “A Time for Teens” Hope for the Holidays campaign. The campaign is part of The Community Builder, Community Cares Program which – partners with organizations, agencies and local business in the Treasure Valley area to provide support services for disadvantaged individuals and families.
The Community Builder with your help hopes to brighten the holidays for many of these overlooked young people.   To assure every homeless and low income teenager doesn't feel they were left out of the holiday festivities and has a gift to open Christmas morning. 
Thanks to More than a Thrift Store, Mail Room n’ More and Les Schwab, businesses collecting gifts for “A Time for Teens.  Anyone who would like to participate can bring new unwrapped gifts to:
Gift Donation

Gift Drop Off Locations

10366 W Fairview Ave, Boise

The Very Essence
124 13th Ave S, Nampa
More Than A Thrift Store
120 16th Ave. N, Nampa

Mail Room n’ More
Cup of Joe Gifts to Go
16433 Midland Blvd, Nampa

Les Schwab
315 S. 22nd Street, Caldwell
Les Schwab
133 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa

Les Schwab
2901 12th Ave., Nampa

Second Chance Building Materials 
204 3rd Ave S, Nampa

Second Chance Building Materials 
1423 W Grove St, Boise
The Dewey Restaurant & Lounge
 113 13th Ave. S, Nampa
Whiskey River
1314 1st Street, Nampa

Hope for the Holidays 2015
Featured Gift Wishes

Comforter Sets, Pillows, Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Sheet Sets- Twin, Full, Queen, Bath Towels, Pillow Cases, XL Gift Bags

Other gift suggestions include:
Gift Cards: itunes, target, restaurants, clothing stores, other retailer’s teens shop, movie tickets

Small Items: board games, playing cards, electronic games, ear buds, etc.

Personal Care Items & Accessories: makeup, nail polish, hair accessories, socks & shoe laces, personal care packages, curling irons, blow dryers, shavers, jewelry, journals, creative stuff & crafts, backpacks, purses and wallets, watches, sunglasses, gloves, caps & beanies

Gift Drop Site Sponsors

Hope for the Holidays "A Time For Teens" collects new and unwrapped gifts for youth (ages 13-18yrs) from the local community through events and gift box donations. 
If you would like to sponsor a Gift Drop Box, please fill out sponsor form. 
We do have boxes that can be provided upon request.  We do encourage businesses/organizations to create their own festive box for collections but do ask that they register with us before collecting.
To find out how you can particiapte in this years third annual Hope for the Holidays campaign email us at t [email protected] or contact program director, Teresa Short (208) 590-1084.
We would like Thank all of our those who participated in making The Community Builders Second Annual Hope for the Holidays "A Time For Teens"  a great success.   It was only with the generosity of gift donations, financial contributions, partnering businesses collecting gifts and dedicated team volunteers that helped bring joy and make the holidays a little brighter for so many teens and their families this year.  
We couldn't have done it without all of you - Thank You!
The Community Builder is a registered non-profit organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3).

Hope for the Holidays, A Time For Teens
Holiday Celebration
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