Lucas Oil Center is proud to be partnering with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Evansville District Council and WIKY 104 FM for the 3rd annual Ton of Toys-Toy Drive. Help provide toys and gifts this holiday to families experiencing financial difficulties.
We are collecting new, unwrapped toys during our normal business hours. There are boxes located in the lobby of our East Side location (2650 N. Green River Road) and West Side location (4807 West Lloyd Expressway) where toy donations can be dropped off. Last day for donations is Saturday, December 12.
Monetary donations are also being accepted to purchase new toys. Make a $20 (or amount of your choosing) to help St. Vincent de Paul with Ton of Toys! You can complete the form on their website – safe & secure online giving (your donation is also tax-deductible).MAKE $ DONATION
How does the process work for families needing assistance?
Families need to be referred by a member or volunteer of St. Vincent de Paul. The phone number to call is (812) 425-3485. Information on shopping days and hours, directions, and a copy of the completed voucher will be emailed or mailed to the family requesting assistance for Christmas shopping.
Who can participate?
Only children under the age of 18 may be registered for participation and must reside in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh or Warrick counties. Families may not be registered with any other Christmas toy giveaway program. Requests must be submitted to St. Vincent de Paul by Dec. 14.
About St. Vincent de Paul
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.
Along with Ton of Toys, St. Vincent de Paul provides many other contributions to the community. A Thrift Store, located at 767 E. Walnut Street in Evansville. A Food Pantry, which offers basic and essential food items to low income families. And each year they host a Walk for the Poor with proceeds going to direct assistance for The Evansville District Council of The St. Vincent de Paul Society programs and families in need.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Serving Those In Need
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been serving the Evansville community since 1882. Like all nonprofit organizations, they rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers who graciously give of their time, talent and treasure to further the mission of the Society.Learn More About St. Vincent de Paul