Our Annual Holiday Toy Drive | 2019 Edition

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 New, Unwrapped Toys:

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 or to host a festive donation bin in your workplace or church.

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
  • Toys: soccer, basket and footballs, skateboards, dolls, stuffed animals, Legos, blocks etc...
  • Games and puzzles
  • Gift cards for older children (ages 12-17) - $25 for Burgerville, Regal Cinema, Amazon, Target, Old Navy, etc.
  • See more great ideas at our Amazon Wishlist. If you make a purchase, the items will be shipped directly to our offices.

Thank You Sponsors!

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 can meet your community giving priorities.

Volunteer at the Holiday Store (December 19-21, 2019):

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:

  • 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)
  • Cookie bakers keep that table piled high - and the hot chocolate flowing!
  • Gift wrappers send shoppers home with beautiful packages or the supplies to wrap themselves.

Before the Event:

  • Committee Members solicit donations and plan the event.
  • Donation Runners retrieve donations and deliver them to the Holiday Store location.
  • Help us find event sponsors to cover costs.

If you want to volunteer (and we hope you do!), you can sign up here.

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

We're looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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