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Holiday Toy Drive / Donate through December 12th

Donate Toys 
Collecting now until December 12th 

We are fortunate at Eakin to have a supportive, generous community. As the holidays approach, we work to share with those in need in our community. If you are able, please considering donating to help make a happy holidays for other Eakin families.

Each December, volunteers create an Eakin toy store open for our families who needed assistance during the holidays. The toy store is set up in our auditorium and open for shopping on the last day of the semester. Thanks to the generosity of our community, last year we were able to provide gifts for over 200 children!


Toy Drive Details

Drop-off dates: November 20 to December 12

Where to Bring Donations: Toys donations may be given to your child's teacher.

Current Donation Needs:

1. New unwrapped Toys/Gifts (for all genders and all ages baby to teen)
       • Especially dolls/toys that reflect our diverse student body

If you are considering making a donation to the Eakin Toy Drive, but are tight on time to get to a store or short on ideas about what to buy, consider ordering something off of the Amazon wish list created by Ms. Hippel, Eakin's Family Involvement Specialist. You may have items shipped to you and bring them into school, or alternatively you may have the toy delivered to Ms. Hippel's attention at Eakin (2500 Fairfax Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212).


2. New or used car seats that have not reached their expiration date


Families Needing Assistance

The annual Andrea-Morrison Baker Toy Store will be setup on December 19th.  If your family needs help with holiday toys or food for the winter break, watch for applications coming home after Thanksgiving break to return to your child's teacher.  Eakin staff will contact you to setup a time to shop in the store on December 19th.


Updates from Principal Eric Hartfelder

Principal Eric Hartfelder offers regular communication to Eakin families on key events and happenings around the school. Most weeks, information is sent out on Sundays via email and phone callout. You can find copies of Eric's latest memos to families here.











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