Empty Stocking Fund

Empty Stocking Fund and Tucker Parks & RecreationTucker Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Empty Stocking Fund to distribute gifts to over 1,000 families this winter season. 


Unlike many nonprofits that distribute holiday gifts to disadvantaged children, ESF allows parents to choose which toys and gifts they want to give their children and to give the gifts to them however and whenever they choose. For decades, parents were invited to come to Santa’s Village, our toy and gift store, to shop for their children’s gifts. In an effort to keep our staff, volunteers and the families we serve safe during the pandemic, Santa’s Village has gone digital! Now parents can register their children, upload proof of benefits, and shop online from any web-enabled device. Orders will be picked and packed at the warehouse facility in SE Atlanta and parents may choose to pick their gifts up there or at one of the distribution partner events, like Tucker Recreation Center.

Parents or legal guardians of metro area children who are receiving any form of public assistance are able to receive FREE holiday gifts for their children.

For more details about the Empty Stocking Fund: https://emptystockingfund.org/holiday-gifts/

Registration for the 2021 Holiday Season opens on October 1st.

Parents that choose Tucker as the pick-up site will arrive on a scheduled day and time. Our volunteers will scan the parent's QR code and locate the family’s package which are labeled with a tag.


This is a great opportunity for you and your family to give the gifts of time and service this season. All volunteers under age 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

To prepare for the day:

  • Bring layers as you will be inside and outside (rain or shine)
  • Light lifting, bending, and twisting
  • We will provide light snacks and beverages
  • Wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet
  • Holiday attire is welcomed!
Distribution Location: 
Tucker Recreation Center
4898 Lavista Road
Tucker, GA 30084

Dates and Times
12/05/2021 (Sun.)    8:15am - 3:00pm
12/07/2021 (Tue.)    3:00pm - 8:45pm
12/09/2021 (Thu.)    8:15am - 3:00pm 

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