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Last Minute Toy Store Prepares For Final Day

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Organizers at the Last Minute Toy Store are preparing for this year's fourth and final day of operation.

The store operates on a ticket system, with a fresh batch of tickets handed out every morning. All the tickets for Friday, the program's third day, surprisingly weren't claimed immediately.

Organizer Nita Haywood said volunteers restock the store nightly with toys ranging from newborns to adulthood, but this year they worry some families assume all the tickets are already gone when plenty are available.

"It has happened before on the third and fourth day, but not quite this many," she said. "Call a cousin. Call a family member. Call somebody to come get you a ticket."

425 tickets will be given away at 6 a.m. Saturday for The Last Minute Toy Store's final day.

Once tickets are given out, each parent will be told what time to come back that day to select toys for each eligible child.

  • Parents do not need to register, but must bring:
  • Picture I. D. for parent or guardian
  • Proof of Davidson County residence
  • Parent's or guardian's Social Security card or something official with social security number on it
  • Social Security cards of children (or something official with SS #)
  • ID for children showing their names and ages
  • Proof of Income: (please bring all that apply on official letterhead: pay stub; government assistance letter; separation from work notice; child support letter; other proof of need)

The Last Minute Toy Store is for low-income families who did not pre-register with those other providers earlier in the fall. The church has hosted the Last Minute Toy Store for the past 18 years, distributing free toys and other gifts to thousands of low-income children and youth who live in Davidson County.

The church works in cooperation with "Toys for Tots" and other toy providers.

For more information, parents can call at 615-292-7184, send email to, or go to their website at The Last Minute Toy Store.

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