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Ready, set….

October 16, 2010

The 2010 Toy Lift is right around the corner. Lots of planning is already underway, but in order to make it the very best Toy Lift we need your help! Yes you!

Already have toys to donate for the Toy Lift? Check out our Early Drop-Off Locations!

Want to volunteer this year?  Go on and fill out our Volunteer Form!

On Sunday November 7th, Barnes and Nobel will be hosting a Bookfair to help collect books and money for the Toy Lift!  Check out the Toy Lift website for more info!

As always if you have any questions feel free to send us an email at!

The 21st Annual Toy Lift is here!! (well, nearly)

December 3, 2009

December, 4th 2009 marks Charlottesville’s 21st annual Toy Lift.

This year we are helping 3,468 local children have a happy holiday. We truly could not do this without the support of the community. We hope to see you all Friday 12/4 from 7AM-8PM at the Fashion Square Mall. We will be collecting toys, books and games at Fashion Square Mall and we will be sorting them at “Toy Land” so they will all be distributed by Sunday.

You can read more here about the Toy Lift.



Daily Progress

Greene County Record

Daily Progress

Thanks again to you all! It’s gratifying that the Charlottesville area community comes together every year for this event. Thank you!

Toy Lift 2009 – Volunteers Needed

November 17, 2009

These are some of the volunteer opportunities for 2009. Please review the descriptions below and fill in the following form with your preferences. We will do our best to match you to your desired position, but please be flexible. 🙂  Please email us with specific questions.

Fill out the Volunteer Form here.

Fashion Square Mall Greeters – Greet cars and collect toys from the drive-up lanes.
Collection Tent -
Count, Sort & Box toys to be shipped to the Distribution Center.
Site Runners – Run errands and messages on and off site (must have a car)

Distribution Center aka Toy Land:

Sorters – Unload toys sent from the site and sort out into categories at the warehouse.
Wish List Searchers – Search for specific items that are tagged for specific children.
Wish List Sorters – Organize the items tagged for specific children into school groups.
Food runners – Pick up food donations and bring them back to the warehouse.
Food servers- Set up and serve food to Volunteers.
Volunteer greeter– (must be able to do at least 4 hour shifts) Direct volunteers where to check in and hand out name tags.
Saturday/Sunday, Dec 5th & 6th: Distribution Center aka Toy Land

Checkers – Verify boxes for each family and mark as complete or not.
Packers – Build, Seal, & label boxes for each family.
Shipping – Load trucks with boxes to be shipped out to the schools.
Wish List – Retrieve wish list items for each child to be added to boxes.
Volunteer greeter– (must be able to do at least 4 hour shifts) Direct volunteers where to check in and hand out name tags.

See U2 for $20 and help the Toy Lift!

May 14, 2009

How would you like a chance to see U2 live at Scott Stadium and while helping the Toy Lift at the same time? IT IS POSSIBLE!! We are selling raffle tickets for a chance to win 2 U2 tickets (valued at $98 apiece) Raffle tickets are only $20. Only 200 tickets being sold, so chances are good. All monies raised go to ToyLift ( Drawing held on Sept 1.

Email Cyndi for more info.

Looking for a few good volunteers!

April 4, 2009

Hello everyone!

The Toy Lift needs your help! We are looking for advisors to help us with volunteer coodination, food planning, event planning and media outreach, among other things.

Interested? Please email us or call 434-975-TOYS.

It’s Toy Lift time Again!

August 18, 2008

Toy Lift season is fast approaching and it’s time to start planning!

This year’s Toy Lift is Friday, December 5th.  Advisory meetings begin next week.  Why would you want to attend an advisory meeting you might ask?


  • You have always wondered how you could get more involved than just volunteering at the event
  • You’d like to help with a planning committee (food, site set up, site activities, school liaison, PR & Media, Distribution center location & set up, book drives & leveling, toy drives..)
  • Your business would like to learn about sponsorship opportunities
  • You’d like to run your own toy/book drive
  • You just love Toy Lift!

Vote for the Toy Lift in cVillain’s poll!

May 1, 2008

cVillain’s having a Charity Party!

This time, we will let YOU pick the charity and will give all event proceeds to that charity! Initial submissions start now and end on Saturday, May 3rd at Noon. We hope to raise more than $2,100 for the charity of choice.

Please take a moment and vote for the Toy Lift.