Our Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Every year at Human Solutions we get in the holiday spirit by organizing a wonderful toy drive for kids and inviting low- and very low-income parents to "shop" for gifts for their kids. To do this, we invite our whole community to join in by collecting (new, unwrapped) toys and volunteering at the Holiday Store where parents come to select gifts for their children. This is what community looks like!

We Invite You to Get Involved! Here’s How:

Donate Toys & Winter Coats: 

When you were a kid, what was the one gift you remember the most? Did it inspire you, take you on adventures, bring your friends closer together? By donating a new, unwrapped toy, you can share those cherished memories with a child. The parents who "shop" our Holiday Store select gifts for their kids, so you know the child is getting something they will love. Please contact us for a drop off location for toys.

Host a Toy Drive:

In the season of sharing, you can share the good feeling and bring loved ones together by hosting a toy drive. Invite your co-workers, social groups and/or church to join you in collecting toys for kids in low-income families. Let us know if you want a donation bin (they look like wrapped presents!).

Suggested Gifts for Children (1-17):

  • Art and school supplies
  • Warm Jackets
  • Toys: soccer, basket and footballs, skateboards, dolls, stuffed animals, Legos, blocks etc...
  • Games and puzzles
  • Gift cards for older children (ages 13-17) - $25 for Burgerville, Regal Cinema, Amazon, Target, Old Navy, etc.

Sponsor the Toy Drive:

Does your company have a commitment to engage and give back to the community? Learn how sponsoring the Toy Drive & Holiday Store can meet your community giving priorities.

Volunteer at the Holiday Store (December 18-20): 

You can join in the festivities by volunteering both before and during the holiday store. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group in a variety of roles:

During the Event:

  • Personal Shoppers assist families with their shopping experience.
  • Organizers set up the store, sort donations and set out new items.
  • Check Out Clerks pack and bag gifts for the families and help carry goodies to their cars. (Requires some moderate lifting)

Before the Event:

  • Committee Members solicit donations and plan the event.
  • Donation Runners retrieve donations and deliver them to the Holiday Store location.

If you want to volunteer (and we hope you do!), email, us at holidaystore@humansolutions.org or call 503.548.XXYY.

Questions? Want to make a donation or volunteer? Reach out to us:

We're looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Prefer to Support all of our work in the community?

Great! You can make a difference in a life by contributing to Human Solutions here. We couldn't do what we do without te generous support of people in our community like you.