Agape is the Greek word for unconditional, pure, giving love. It is also the name of a child services organization that provides adoptions, foster care, maternity services, counseling, and other children’s services. For the past four years, Christian Activities Magazine has partnered with the Belle Meade Plantation Belles Barbie Doll Club to donate toys and dolls to Agape, Inc.
Last year KB Toys at Bellevue Center also joined the toy drive, giving a 10% discount on all toys purchased for Agape. Almost 70 toys and dolls were collected in the 2001 toy drive to hand out to children at the two Agape Christmas parties (one for older teens and one for younger children). The parties are for children who are in care through Agape’s foster care program and that are in holding for placement for adoption. Toys are also given to new children in the program as well as their siblings and are used for birthdays and other special occasions.
Agape Inc., is a Christian child’s services agency which offers counseling adoptions, maternity services, and foster care. Agape has been serving children in Middle Tennessee for over 30 years. Anyone is invited to get involved with Agape, Inc. through private donations, corporate donations, volunteering, and donating toys.
This is the fifth year for the annual toy drive organized by Christian Activities Magazine. The collection sites for Toys for Agape are Agape, Inc. at 4555 Trousdale Ave. in Nashville and KB Toys in Bellevue Center Mall on Highway 70 South in Bellevue. KB Toys is offering a special Charity 10% discount if you purchase your toy at KB in Bellevue Center Mall, say it is for Agape, and drop it off in the drop off box located at KB Toys by December 6. If you need assistance locating the right toy at the right price, ask the management staff for assistance. Toys may also be dropped off in the back room of Shoneys, Bellevue, between 7pm and 9pm on Thursday, December 5.
If you need more information on how to donate a toy, please e-mail:TOYS or call: 615/781-3000.
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Belle Meade Plantation Belles Barbie Doll Club.
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