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🎄☀️ Christmas in July Toy Drive ☀️🎄

The holiday spirit is coming early this year! We have partnered with Marcy’s Project for our Community Wide Cottleville Toy Drive! All new toys will benefit the Marcy’s Kids Program.

Below are the great businesses that are also partnering with us as drop locations. Please feel free to drop off your new toys in a bucket at any of these locations or feel free to shop using the Amazon link below.

🎄Gateway Realty Group: 2299 Technology Dr. Ste 200 O’Fallon, MO 63368. Hours: M-F 9am-5pm.

🎄Cottleville Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce: 5342 State Rte N, Cottleville, MO 63304. Hours: M-F 9am-4pm.

🎄Cottleville City Hall: 5490 5th St, St Charles, MO 63304. Hours: M-F 9am-5pm.

🎄Public School House: 5546 Chestnut St, Cottleville, MO 63304. Hours: M-Sun 8am-8pm. 

🎄Lens Auto Repair: 5585 State Rte N, Cottleville, MO 63304. Hours: M-F 8am-5pm.

🎄Regions Bank: 6150 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, St Peters, MO 63304. Hours: M-F 9am-5pm.

🎄First Community: 4570 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, St Peters, MO 63376. Hours: M-F 8:30am-4pm.

🎄Mellow Mushroom: 4716 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, Cottleville, MO 63376. Hours: M-F 11am-10pm.

How You Can Help:

Donate a Toy: Drop off your new, unwrapped toys at any of the drop points above between July 1st and July 31st .

Spread the Word: Follow Gateway Realty Group on Facebook and Instagram and share our posts and tell your friends, family, and neighbors about the toy drive.

Why Christmas in July?

The holiday season is a magical time for children, but the need for joy and support doesn’t stop in December. By donating now, you help ensure that every child has a reason to smile, even in the summer. 🌞🎁

Let’s come together as a community and make this Christmas in July unforgettable for our community and Marcy’s Kids Program!

Learn More About Marcy’s Project: 

Marcy’s Project began in the fall of 2019 when we met Marcy, an 80-year-old woman caring for a family in O’Fallon, MO. She was about to move to Texas, so we volunteered to take over helping this family. When we asked what they needed a few things stuck out.

First, she said not to “judge.” What is someone else’s “norm” may not be our own. Second, she said, “I bet you have a lot of friends and connections that could help!” This is true. We are surrounded by passionate, talented, and giving people. Many of which want to help, but do not know how.

​This family taught us so many things about “need.” They made us think, “how many others are out there that need help?” Then COVID-19 hit.  We reached out to local nursing homes and school districts to see how we could help. The response was overwhelming. We were able to raise over $7000 to help the Meal Assistance Program in the Francis Howell School District, hand sanitizer and PPE in local nursing homes, and “thank you” treat trays to those nursing home staff and volunteers.

Because of Marcy’s kindness, Marcy’s Project is a reality! We are an official 501c3 non-profit and operate on 100% volunteers.  We raise money through donations, fundraising, grants and selling items through resale. 

Helping one family led to us helping others. This inspired the main goal of Marcy’s Project: to help those who need it, one kind act at a time!

We can all make a difference… One Kind Act at a Time!