Area Sam’s Clubs to Host Holiday Meal and Gift Drives for Kids in Need

by Joy Coordinator

Two Indianapolis Sam’s Club stores will be collecting toys for the annual Children’s Bureau Hope for the Holidays program.

The Sam’s Clubs on Rockville Road and 86th Street in Indianapolis will be hosting a holiday gift drive to help underprivileged Hoosier children. New, unwrapped toys will be collected at these Sam’s Club stores and donated to Children’s Bureau, Inc., an Indiana-based human services nonprofit. Last year, Children’s Bureau collected and distributed toys for over 1,100 kids in Indiana.

In addition to toys, Sam’s Club will also be collecting nonperishable food donations to provide holiday meals for the families Children’s Bureau serves. “Sam’s Club is excited to support children and families through donations from our generous members in our first partnership with Children’s Bureau,” Patricia Mitchell, Sam’s Club Manager said.

“For families in need, the holidays often bring more stress than joy,” said Tina Cloer, President and CEO of Children’s Bureau. “Because of the generosity of Sam’s Club and our community, the Hope for the Holidays campaign can support children and families who otherwise might not receive any holiday assistance.”

If you would like to donate new toys or nonperishable food items, visit either participating Sam’s Club location:

Sam’s Club #5805
5805 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224

Sam’s Club #6316
3015 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268

To learn more about Hope for the Holidays, visit

About Children’s Bureau  

Children’s Bureau services focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, preservation of families and placement for children who lack safe and healthy homes. A private nonprofit founded as the Widows and Orphans Friends’ Society in pre-Civil War Indianapolis, the agency has continuously adapted to meet the changing needs of society and now offers an array of human services to Indiana children and families. In 2016, Children’s Bureau served more than 47,000 children in 22,000 unique families.