The Christmas holiday season is in full swing in the Westfield area. For most of us, this means spending time with family and exchanging gifts with those we love. Unfortunately, some people dread the holidays. Either they spend it alone or they struggle to pay their bills and put food on the table already. This time of year puts extra pressure on them to make it special for their children. You can help by donating to the Westfield Toy Drive.
Westfield Toy Drive 2021
Two Downtown Westfield companies (Allstate Insurance at 502 E. Broad St. and Kinderprep at 80 South Ave. W) partnered up with Springfield charity Furniture Assist to host a Westfield Toy Drive this year. Furniture Assist provides everything from clothing to household goods to people in need. Right now, both businesses accept donations of new or gently used unwrapped toys at their offices during normal business hours. They will continue to do so through the end of the year. At that time, they will deliver all donations to Furniture Assist to distribute to families in the Westfield area.
Elf on a Shelf Selfie Contest in Downtown Westfield
Several Downtown Westfield shops sell items that make great Christmas presents. If you decide to pick up a few toys for the Toy Drive while checking names off of your Christmas gift list, that would be great. While you do that, though, keep your eye out for that tricky Elf on a Shelf. When you spot him, take a quick photo with him, post it on your Instagram, and tag the photo with #WestfieldElfieSelfie. Winners will be chosen at random from entries (add that hashtag) to receive free tickets to “An Elf’s Story” movie showing at the Rialto on December 19th. You may also purchase tickets to the movie online here.