Bright Idea Toy Store Shopping Event | Shop for an Angel Reminder

December 5, 2011


This Friday and Saturday Bright Idea Toy Store is partnering with Family Resource Center to help kids who have been abused and neglected.  By shopping at Bright Idea Toys, 20% of your pre-tax purchase will be donated to FRC.  Please make sure to mention Family Resource Center upon check out.  Bright Idea Toys will also collect toys to fill our “Shop for an Angel.”  You can purchase a toy from our Wish List below and they will make sure all donations get to FRC.

Bright Idea Toy Store

13476 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO, 63131-1006

(314) 205-8555

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Shop for an Angel is an FRC holiday tradition created seventeen years ago when the staff decided to try to fill the void felt by many children during the holiday season.

Friends come together to provide toys and gifts for the children FRC serves, brightening their holidays and bringing back simple joys. In 2011, Shop for an Angel will supply gifts for over 700 children! Donated new toys, games and books, hats and mittens (and wrapping paper too!) will help FRC provide something special for all our boys and girls, from newborns to young adults.

We Need Toys! Here is our wish list:

  • Stuffed animals
  • Learning and discovery toys and books
  • Rattles and teething toys
  • Trucks, cars and race sets
  • Remote control cars
  • Building sets and blocks
  • Dolls of all ethnicities & accessories
  • Pretend dress-up kits
  • Tricycles, bikes and bike helmets
  • Kitchen and play food sets
  • Games for all ages
  • Radios
  • Personal CD players and batteries
  • Handheld video games and batteries
  • MP3 players & batteries
  • Action toys and super hero figurines, such as Transformers®, Spiderman® and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®
  • Character theme toys, such as Disney®, Sesame Street®, Dora the Explorer®, Strawberry Shortcake®, Thomas the Tank Engine®, Bob the Builder® and Curious George®
  • Shower gel and cologne sets for teens
  • Watches
  • Hats and mittens or gloves for all ages

Deliver new unwrapped toys to FRC between November 15 – December 15, 2010. Don’t have time to shop? Make a cash donation!

Also back this year is FRC’s “Shop for a Teen Angel” program. This new tradition provides clothing and essential items for teens in FRC’s Foster Care Program. Consider“adopting” one of our teens for the holidays.

For more information about either of these holiday projects, contact Tina Nelson at 314.534.9350 or