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2017 Toy Drive
The 2017 Toy Drive was suspended due to the impact of Hurricane Maria. Toy Drive efforts will resume in 2018.
To purchase toys directly from DARDA's Amazon,com Wishlist, click the link below
To donate online with a credit or debit card via GoFundMe, please click the link below
Your generosity enabled us to make the Christmas holiday that much more special for so many children! The lovely thank you cards and pictures we receive each year from these children show just how much our efforts are appreciated and make us want to do more through the Toy Drive each year.
To see pictures and thank you notes, please CLICK HERE!
2016 Toy Drive
We want to express our tremendous thanks to all who contributed to the Toy Drive in 2016. With your help, we were able to send over 1,200 toys and treat bags to 24 villages in Dominica. DARDA was also able to contribute almost 100 additional toys and treats to the President's Foundation and the Social Centre,
How You Can Help
Your contributions enable us to supply toys and treats to as many villages as possible. We request monetary donations that will be used towards the purchase of toys, or donations of new toys that will be sent to the children of Dominica in time for their Christmas celebrations. Any donation would be greatly appreciated as even one toy can make a difference.
As a result, since its inception, the Toy Drive has provided toys to several villages throughout Dominica at Christmastime. Refer to the map to see some of the many villages DARDA has provided with toys as a result of DARDA's annual toy drive efforts, including:
Grand Bay, Calibishie, Giraudel, Penville, Delaford, Coulibistrie, Morne Rachette, Laudat, Galion, Scotts Head, Soufriere, Marigot, Delices, Trafalgar, San Sauveur, Good Hope, Petite Souffiere, Loubiere, Grand Fond, St. Joseph, Wesley, LaPlaine, LaRonde, Vieille Case, Ambas, LaPaille, Cotton, Petite Savanne, Bagatelle, Pte Michel, Castle Bruce, Mahaut, Morne Jaune, Riviere Cyrique, Roseau Central, Dubique, Pichelin, Salybia and many other villages.
Who We've Helped
To ensure that many benefit from the Toy Drive, DARDA distributes the toys to different villages each year. This is DARDA’s attempt to reach each child, one village at a time.
It is a big job, but well worth it as we are able to ship over 1,000 toys to numerous villages across Dominica each year.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN
DARDA’s Annual Toy Drive has been a continuous effort by Dominicans living in America to bring the joy of Christmas to less fortunate children of the island of Dominica.
In addition to the work DARDA does through its educational and social initiatives, we also wanted to ensure that we remembered the youngest Dominicans and the small things that help make childhood fun. The Toy Drive committee consists of Dominicans who are dedicated to this cause. Each year donations are collected to purchase toys to be shipped to the island at Christmastime.