Gift Ideas

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The Ball is intended to generate toys and quality gifts for underprivileged children around Central Florida. Each person is requested to bring a new unwrapped toy. Additional gifts are welcome and always encouraged.

We ask that gifts be for children 4-18 years of age and be valued AT LEAST $50 per person -- either for a girl or a boy. When considering what to purchase, gifts for older children are always in short supply because they are difficult to choose, especially for girls. Remember that the toys/gifts you bring may be the only present some of these kids get for the holiday season. Please, no low cost or used items. Gift cards to stores or general cards such as Visa, MasterCard, or AmEx are acceptable as a last resort.

Please, give something you would be proud to personally hand to a child in your own family. Again, consider the quality and expense of the event and bring toys/gifts that at least meet the value you are receiving.

The gifts you bring to the Ball are distributed the next day to various Central Florida charities and then given directly to the children. Generally, 4,000+ children are provided gifts directly from your generosity and what you bring, which are given to the children closer to Christmas.

Also, please remember who you are buying for. If the toy requires additional parts, such as batteries, please include them by taping them to the toy. Gifts that require someone to spend additional money, especially on an ongoing basis, should be avoided. Again, think of it as if you were a kid receiving the toy or if you are giving it to your own child or relative.