Duncan’s Toy Store will check in this month for a few special hours to accept donations for future sales.
The Toy Shop will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday July 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday July 17 and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday July 18.
Executive Director Kim Davis said The Toy Shop of Duncan will be open during these special hours to accept all donations from the world’s largest garage sale.
The toy store will continue its regular hours from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at 931 W. Willow for community members to drop off items.
“We accept everything except food as long as it’s in good working order,” she said. “We will be spending the next two months accepting donations and setting up the warehouse for our next sale from September 29 to October 1.”
When the toy store holds jumble sales, it can take those funds and buy toys for children in the community each year.
Davis said the community has been very supportive of Duncan’s Toy Store when it comes to these dig sales and that aside from the private donations they receive, much of their funding comes from the sales they rack up.
Each year, Toy Shop of Duncan is known to comfortably bring Christmas to over 1,200 children in Duncan thanks to an all-volunteer staff, totaling nearly 150 people, plus a committee overseeing the program and donations.
Davis said each child will receive about $60 to $75 in toys.
According to Davis, the Toy Shop‘s next fundraiser will be the fall sale.
Davis said they would be making some changes this year and adding a Thursday night to the lineup.
For the fall sale, the toy store will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 29; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1
“This will be our last sale of the year,” she said. “After this sale, we will move into preparing for the holiday season with the launch of listings in November.”
Donations can be mailed to Duncan’s Toy Store at PO Box 206 Duncan, Oklahoma, 73534. For more information on volunteering or donating items, call 580-255-9625 or visit Duncan Toy Shop online at toyshopduncan.com.