How to Donate Toys or Teen Gifts
New, unwrapped toys and other age-appropriate gifts are needed for ages new-born to eighteen. Gifts for all ages are helpful, but in the past we have had a special need for items for children in the 0-4 age range and for teenagers. The best way to pick items for the 0-4 range is to go to stores that have sections for this age group. For most of the age groups we discourage clothing, but for the 0-4 group this is okay as long as the items are new. Ideas for teens include perfumes; colognes; bath/body products; portable music players; inexpensive jewelry; make-up kits; purses; watches; hats; jackets; hoodies; Titans or Predators stuff; etc. Best of all, ask a teen or get some teens to do the shopping!
Items can be brought directly to the site of the Toy Store, Sixty-First Avenue United Methodist Church, 6018 New York Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. Because of storage issues, we ask that toys be brought after December 7. If other arrangements need to be made, please call (615) 292-7184.
If you would prefer to send us a donation and let us buy the items, we would be more than happy to do so. In that case, please make your check out to “Sixty-First Avenue United Methodist Church” and put “teen or toddler gifts” on the “for” line or see how to contribute “on line” below. Send to 6018 New York Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209.
How to Make a Financial Gift
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation for The Last Minute Toy Store or the year-round Sixty-First Avenue United Methodist Church ministries* with low-income children, a check can be made out to “Sixty-First Avenue United Methodist Church” noting “Toy Store” on the “for” line.
To make an on-line donation, see the button below.
*First priority for gifts received will be for The Last Minute Toy Store. If gifts exceed what is needed, those dollars will be put toward year-round ministries with low-income neighborhood children and youth including: After School Tutoring Program; Summer Program; and Church Camp Scholarships.
Sixty-First Avenue United Methodist Church
Our vision: We seek to follow Christ in the “Nations” neighborhood – sharing God’s love and sowing seeds of hope.
Sixty-First Avenue United Methodist Church is an over hundred year old church located in a low-income neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee known as “The Nations.” We feel called by God to be especially in ministry with struggling folk, the ones that Jesus called “the least of these.”
We are a small but growing church of ninety-nine members, most of whom are themselves low-income, including several homeless members. For this reason we are only able to have ministries like The Last Minute Toy Store through the support of the larger denomination and people of good will throughout the community and across the country.
Sixty-First Avenue UMC has two pastors. The senior pastor is Rev. Paul Slentz, an ordained elder, who has been in ministry at Sixty-First Avenue since 1997. We now have a new minister, Rev. Myriam Cortes, who heads up our ministries with our Hispanic neighbors.
All donations made out to:
61st Ave United Methodist Church
To give in memory of Evelyn Ruth Perry:
To give in memory of Evelyn Ruth Perry enter 615-555-5555 in the telephone field on the left side of the Pay Pal page. This way gifts for her can be identified. God Bless