Christine & Salt’s 5,000 Toys for Girls and Boys

You provide not only the magic of a toy, but the joy of a smile both on Christmas Day and for years to come!

Christine & Salt’s 5,000 Toys for Girls and Boys is back bringing smiles to kids in need right here in Connecticut. This year we are making it easier than ever to help brighten a child’s holiday by taking the entire event fully online. With your help, 100% of your virtual donations (after fees) will be turned into physical toys under a family’s Christmas tree through our continued partnership with the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.

Simply select the virtual toy donation that works best for your family, school, organization or business. Whether it’s a soccer ball, a baby doll or a board game — the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut will turn your monetary donation into physical toys. You provide not only the magic of a toy, but the joy of a smile both on Christmas Day and for years to come.

Another way you can donate to 5000 Toys for Girls and Boys is by driving through this year’s fabulous Magic of Lights! Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of East Hartford’s favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price. When purchasing tickets online, put in the code 965TIC and $2 will be donated to 5000 Toys!

The mission of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is to mobilize people and resources to tackle big issues. We rally people, organizations and systems to build stronger communities. We — among other things — make sure children are ready for school, stay on track and graduate on time prepared for college or career. When you give to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, you support our Community Partners. They ensure that dollars are well-spent to produce real results. For more information, visit unitedwayinc.org. Donate Now!