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Help MAX Promote the Spirit of Giving

At MAX, we are always looking for ways to give back to the communities we serve.

For the past three years, the MAX4Kids Foundation has hosted the MAX4Kids Toy Drive. Last year, MAX Team Members, in conjunction with the MAX4Kids Foundation®, donated toys to Common Ground Montgomery's 10th Annual Christmas Store and BigHouse Foundation’s Santa’s Workshop. MAX asked everyone to join us in our efforts to provide both organizations with more toys than ever received before!

Here are some of the details from last year's toy drive: 

MAX Makes Donating Easy

If you wish to donate, MAX is accepting gifts at all branch locations during normal business hours. Simply let a MAX Team Member know that you are dropping off a donation for the MAX4Kids Toy Drive. 

All donations made at River Region MAX Locations will be given to the Common Ground Montgomery Christmas Store, while all donations made at the Tallassee branch and Lee County MAX locations will benefit BigHouse Foundation’s Santa’s Workshop. MAX branch locations will accept gifts until close of business on December 15.

Common Ground Montgomery’s Christmas Store

The goal of the Christmas Store is:

  1. Provide kids the joy of receiving toys for Christmas that they might not otherwise get.
  2. Offer the parents and guardians of these kids the gift of dignity as they are provided an opportunity to purchase toys at an affordable rate.
  3. Help empower the high school students in the After School Program by giving them an opportunity to invest back into their community . 

Needs of the Christmas Store: 

  • New toys for children up to 14
    • Price tag should be intact.
    • Toy should not be wrapped.
    • Common Ground requests all baby dolls and Barbie dolls be brown to reflect students in the program.
  • Gift cards to Toys-R-Us or Walmart
  • Cash or Check
    • Please write Christmas Store in the Memo Line of checks made payable to Common Ground Montgomery.

To learn more about Common Ground Montgomery, click here

BigHouse Foundation’s Santa’s Workshop

The goal of Santa’s Workshop is:

  1. Make Christmas memorable for children in foster care in and around Lee County.
  2. Allow kids in foster care the opportunity to shop for the members of their family. 
  3. Give parents the opportunity to select gifts for children in their home.

Needs of Santa’s Workshop: 

  • $10-30 toys and items for parents to select for children.
    • Price tag should be intact.
    • Gifts should not be wrapped.
  • $1-10 toys and items for children to select for foster parents and other family members.
    • Price tag should be intact.
    • Gifts should not be wrapped. 

To learn more about BigHouse Foundation, click here.

Season of Giving

MAX thanks all donors in advance for joining us in our effort to promote a season of giving and community involvement. Ask about how you can donate to the MAX4Kids Toy Drive at any convenient MAX branch, or call us at 334-260-2600. 

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