Italia Unita’s Christmas Toy Drive for the Italian Home for Children and Crossroads Family Shelter. Drop your toy off today!


The following message is from the group Italia Unita.

It’s that time of year!

It has been a tradition for many years that Italia Unita has participated in supporting the Italian Home For Children. We have been very successful in the past and will continue to support this worthy organization.

This year we have decided to expand our efforts and also support a local organization called Crossroads located in East Boston.  Their mission  is to “support families as they transition from homelessness to independent living and self-sufficiency”. 

Below, you will find a list of desired items along with an “Individual Child Wish List” (linked at that was sent to us by the Italian Home For Children.

For Crossroads we will collect: Non perishable food item, new toys for children, Women’s clothing and as a nice gesture, gifts for a women to receive for Christmas.

Please drop off your items office on December 13th from 9:30AM – 11:30AM at 35 Bennington Street, East Boston  and join us for some Christmas Cheer, light refreshments and lively conversation!

We thank you in advance for your generosity and wish you a very happy holiday season!

Italian Home for Children

2014 Holiday Wish List
Toys Needed Most
Action Figures (Non-Violent)   
Arts & Crafts Kits
Art Supplies (including yarn and gimp)
Books (ages 4 – 14)
CDs (No “Parental Advisories”)
CD Boom boxes
Game boy Advance SP, Dual Screen or Micro
Game boy Games    
Headphones, Ear Buds
Jewelry & Bead Kits (for older children)
Moon Sand
Matchbox Cars and Trucks
Personal CD/MP3 Players
Play station 2, X-Box or Game Cube and games
Stress balls
Yoga Balls
Other Toys
Model Magic
Clay for Sculpting
Crossword Puzzles/Word Searches
Children’s DVDs (G & PG only)
Disposable Cameras
Dolls (All Ethnic Groups)
Handheld Games (Tetris, Yatzee, etc.)
Musical Instruments (any kind)
Nerf Over the door basketball hoop
Remote Control Cars and Trucks
Small “Goody Bag” Toys
Dodge Balls
Volley balls,
Soccer balls,
Coloring books
Kid’s trivia cards

(All kinds needed, but especially AA and 9-Volt for toys, remotes, etc.)

Aggravation, Boggle, Cadoo, Checkers, Chess, Clue, Connect Four, Don’t Break the Ice, Educational Games, Mancala, Memory, Mousetrap, Pictionary for Kids, Playing Cards, Sorry, Uno, Uno Attack, Scrabble Slam, SpongeBob Kid Cranium, The Best of Charades for Kids.

Bakeware, Bean Bag Chairs, Birthday Party Supplies, Cooking & Serving Utensils, Decorative Pillows & Blankets, DVD Players, Microwave Ovens, Plastic Tablecloths & Utensils, Posters (Kid Art, action figures, Disney characters, sports players), Pots & Pans, Storage Bins, Toasters, Toy Chests, Tupperware, TVs, Wrapping Paper, Tape and Ribbon, VCR’s, Ear Buds.

Books, Drawing Paper, Educational Children’s DVDs, Glue, Laminating Paper, Paint Brushes, Paints, Playground Balls, Poster board

Sizes: Girls sizes 6-20, Women’s 12-22, Boys 8-20, Men 30-38 inch waist, S-XXL including Husky sizes, Athletic wear, Baseball Caps, Bathing Suits, Bathrobes (Boys & Girls), Belts (Boys & Girls), Boots, Casual Shirts, Dress Shirts, Dresses, Flip Flops, Gloves/Mittens (winter), Hats (winter), Jackets (winter and spring), Jeans, Pajamas, Shoes, Shorts, Socks, Slacks, Slippers, Sneakers, Snowsuits, Sports Team jerseys, Sweaters, T-Shirts, Underwear


Bath & Shower Gels (for boys and girls), Body Lotion, Brushes, Combs & Picks, Deodorant, Hair Care Products (for all ethnicities), Plastic Soap Holders, Shower Caps, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothbrush Holders, Wave Caps/Head Wraps

AC Moore, AMC Movie Theatres, Best Buy, Blockbuster, Gap, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Macy’s, Michaels, Old Navy, Sears, Showcase Movie Theatres, Target, T.J. Maxx, Toys-R-Us, Wal-Mart, B.J’s, Build a Bear, Plaster Fun Time, Chuck E. Cheese.

(All kinds needed, but especially AA and 9-Volt for toys, remotes, etc.)