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The reality is that many families can’t afford Christmas gifts and teenagers are often the ones forgotten this time of year.  Each year, churches, organizations and social service agencies host their holiday toy drives to help children of families in need.   And, each year a great deal of time and effort is spent collecting thousands of toys for less fortunate families across the Treasure Valley – to bring smiles and a little holiday cheer to as many children as donations will allow.  Since it is a little less challenging to shop for younger ages, many teens living in the Treasure Valley will not receive any gifts during the holiday season.  This year Hope for the Holidays, “A Time For Teens”  is collecting gifts for those ages 13 – 18. 

We ask you to consider adding a teen to your Christmas shopping list this year in support of the annual “A Time for Teens” Hope for the Holidays campaign. The campaign is part of The Community Builder, Community Cares Program which – partners with organizations, agencies and local business in the Treasure Valley area to provide support services for disadvantaged individuals and families. 


The Community Builder with your help hopes to brighten the holidays for many of these overlooked young people.   To assure every homeless and low income teenager doesn't feel they were left out of the holiday festivities and has a gift to open Christmas morning. 


Thanks to More than a Thrift Store, Mail Room n’ More and Les Schwab, businesses collecting gifts for “A Time for Teens.  Anyone who would like to participate can bring new unwrapped gifts to:

Drop off locations

More Than A Thrift Store 120 16th Ave. N, Nampa
Mail Room n’ More 16433 Midland Blvd, Nampa
Les Schwab 315 S. 22nd Street, Caldwell
Les Schwab 133 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa
Les Schwab 2901 12th Ave., Nampa
Second Chance Building Materials  204 3rd Ave S, Nampa
Second Chance Building Materials  1423 W Grove St, Boise

The Dewey Restaurant & Lounge

Whiskey River


113 13th Ave. S, Nampa

1314 1st Street, Nampa

10366 W Fairview ave Boise

The Very Essence 124 13th Ave S, Nampa


Hope for the Holidays 2015 featured gift wishes

Comforter Sets, Pillows, Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Sheet Sets- Twin, Full, Queen, Bath Towels, Pillow Cases, XL Gift Bags

Other gift suggestions include:

  • Gift Cards: itunes, target, restaurants, clothing stores, other retailer’s teens shop, movie tickets
  •  Small Items: board games, playing cards, electronic games, ear buds, etc.
  • Personal Care Items & Accessories: makeup, nail polish, hair accessories, socks & shoe laces, personal care packages, curling irons, blow dryers, shavers, jewelry, journals, creative stuff & crafts, backpacks, purses and wallets, watches, sunglasses, gloves, caps & beanies
 Gift Collection Boxes 

Hope for the Holidays "A Time For Teens" collects new and unwrapped gifts for youth (ages 13-18yrs) from the local community through events and gift box donations.  If you would like to sponsor a Gift Drop Box, please fill out sponsor form.  We do have boxes that can be provided upon request.  We do encourage businesses/organizations to create their own festive box for collections but do ask that they register with us before collecting.

 The Community Builder is a registered non-profit organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3).

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