Christmas is right around the corner, which is why The Toy Shop of Duncan will be hosting their Fall Charity Sale and adding an extra day to browse items.
Duncan’s toy store will hold its final thrift sale of the 2022 season over three days, according to Kim Davis, executive director of the nonprofit providing Christmas gifts to needy families with children. This includes: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, September 29; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, September 30; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 1.
Installation will take place at the warehouse, which currently occupies space at 931 W. Willow.
Davis said they wanted to add an extra day to allow more flexibility to stop selling.
Duncan’s Toy Store was established in 1947 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In 1966, Church Women United took ownership of the project as it aligned with their mission to serve the local community and had outgrown the AAUW. The Toy Shop has been bringing Christmas to children and families in Duncan for nearly 75 years.
Still, the rummage sale is one of the most important sales of the year when it comes to raising funds for the cause.
Davis said after that sale, they would prepare for the holiday season with registration coming up in November for the annual toy race.
“These sales allow us to buy toys for children at Christmas,” she said.
Duncan’s Toy Store Annual Toy Race will be held on December 4, 2022.
Duncan’s Toy Store is known for bringing Christmas comfort to more than 1,200 Duncan children thanks to an all-volunteer staff, totaling nearly 150 people, plus a committee overseeing the program and donations.
As in the past, the Toy Shop accepts donations of used toys for Christmas presents or the jumble sale, families or companies to adopt families, and of course monetary donations and new toys. The group of volunteers also shop for gifts wherever they can find the best deal on the hottest toys.