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Annual Goods and Toy Drive Kicks Off at the Thanksgiving Liturgy on November 21!

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-16691 lazyload" src="" alt="cmt-toy-drive" width="700" height="400" srcset=" 700w, 300w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" /> Each 5th period classroom is asked to “adopt” one family from St. Vincent Day Home (SVDH) in West Oakland. SVDH offers day-care/pre-school/kindergarten programs which serve and support working families with economic challenges.

To “adopt” a family means each class (approximately 25 students) will collect/donate two boxes of household essential staples (such as toilet paper, paper towels, soap, laundry detergent, basket basket) and at least one gift for each member of the family, parents included. Gift cards for groceries will also be collected. Each class decides who will bring in which items.

We need all items to be brought to Period 5 homerooms by Tuesday morning, December 5. Delivery to SVDH will be on Wednesday morning, December 6.

A huge THANK YOU to the whole O’Dowd community for all the ways you have offered support.

Goods and Toy Drive – Suggestions from St. Vincent’s Day Home

Kids Toys (Nonviolent NO guns, knives or swords)

  1. Books

  2. Color crayon, markers & art Cases, My First Crayola doodle board

  3. Educational electronic-Leap frogs: reading, singing, games

  4. Legos sets

  5. Playdough set

  6. Little Tyke bikes, scooter & older child bike

  7. Puzzle or counting/letter puzzles

  8. Singing portable machine

  9. V-Tech Zoo Jamz Piano musical toy

  10. Children movies

  11. Basketball, Soccer balls, football & soft balls for 2 year-olds

  12. Stuff Animal or Animal Planet set

  13. Children Games, Puzzles, Board Games, Uno game

  14. V-Tech activity learning table or activity table

  15. Soft Dolls & Dress up or Baby Alive

  16. Barbie doll for older girls, Monster High & fashion clothing for Barbie

  17. Kitchen play set, tea set, Easy Bake Oven, Doll House

  18. Peppa’s Pig Princess castle play set

  19. V-Tech Alphabet Train

  20. Cars, truck, airplanes, remote control cars, Little People school bus

  21. Transformers-cars, books, Transformer robots

  22. Mega Truck set, Hot Wheel Car set, Recycle trucks

  23. Super hero’s figures

  24. Toy Story toys

  25. Tool table set

  26. Die Cast Spiral play set

  27. Animal planet safari play set

  28. Imaginary fire fighter, construction worker, teacher, doctor dress up

  29. Thomas Indoor play tent


  1. Shampoo and conditioner

  2. Soaps/shower gel

  3. Toothbrush & toothpaste

  4. Mouth wash & floss

  5. Deodorant & body moisturizer/lotion

  6. Baby shampoo, baby bath soap, baby wipes & baby powder

  7. Hand sanitizer

  8. Q-Tips, hair brush/comb

  9. Shower pouf

First Aid

  1. Neosporin

  2. Band-Aids

  3. Lip balm

  4. First aid kit or emergency kit

Household items:

  1. Laundry basket

  2. Laundry detergent

  3. Fabric softener

  4. Bleach, Clorox or Lysol

  5. Toilet paper and paper towels

  6. Garbage bags

  7. Disinfectant wipes

Gift Cards for Adults:

  1. Safeway, Pac & Save

  2. Costco

  3. TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Kohls, Ross

  4. Target, Walmart, Sears

  5. Movie passes

  6. Barnes & Noble


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