Dollar General Teams Up with Barber National Institute for Toy and Supply Drive

Posted on November 22nd, 2023 at 3:15 PM
Dollar General Teams Up with Barber National Institute for Toy and Supply Drive

Erie, PA (Nov. 22, 2023) – Erie Dollar General stores team up with Barber National Institute for a holiday toy and supplies collection now through Dec. 15. Donated items will be distributed to Barber National Institute Elizabeth Lee Black School students.

Eleven Dollar General stores have created collection displays and lists of items that are most needed by the students.

Dollar General Stores:

4203 West Ridge Rd., Eire, PA 16506

8214 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509

3785 Zimmerman Rd., Erie, PA 16510

2603 West 26th St., Erie, PA 16506

3759 West 12th St., Erie, PA 16505

8948 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16509

4669 Buffalo Rd., Erie, PA 16510

2405 Buffalo Rd., Erie, PA 16510

5051 Peach St., Erie, PA 16509

2315 West 12th St., Erie, PA 16505

4972 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16504


Toy and Supply List

  1. Toothpastes and toothbrushes
  2. Shampoos and conditioners
  3. Lotions
  4. Hats
  5. Gloves/Mittens (Adults and children)
  6. T-shirts (2X-3X preferred)
  7. Underwear (larger adult sizes preferred)
  8. Socks


  1. Play-Doh
  2. Playing cards, uno cards, etc.
  3. Board games with no small pieces
  4. Puzzles for toddlers
  5. Coloring books and crayons
  6. Soft indoor play balls
  7. Painting canvas
  8. Washable paints and paint brushes
  9. Wooden Plaques to paint
  10. Washable markers
  11. Artist pad
  12. Chalkboards
  13. Learning toys (Ex. Leapfrog Learning products, Baby Einstein, Playgo lunch set and learning board, etc)
  14. Disney Velvet Art
  15. Baby dolls (plastic not cloth; Barbies, large standing dolls, etc.)
  16. Melissa & Doug wooden stacking train
  17. Legos
  18. Stacking cups
  19. Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy
  20. Toddler reading books
  21. Family horse playset
  22. Baby Alive Kids Concepts
  23. Gift cards

About the Barber National Institute

The Barber National Institute provides children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral health challenges and their families the education, support, and resources needed to be self-reliant, independent, and valued members of their community. In addition, we provide the professionals who serve them with world-class education and training. Its Elizabeth Lee Black School is a nationally recognized school of excellence that serves a very diverse group of learners.

The Barber National Institute serves more than 5,400 individuals statewide with offices in Erie County, Pittsburgh, Somerset, Bedford and Philadelphia, PA. The Barber National Institute employs over 2,800 people.