Make the holiday season shine brighter this year by spreading the joy of giving. The following are five toy drives in San Diego that you can contribute to and support this winter.
2023 San Diego Marine Corps Toys for Tots
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve has been running the Toys for Tots program for decades, bringing holiday cheer to children. The San Diego branch of Toys for Tots provides an easy way to donate and directly impact local children’s lives. To make a contribution, you can offer monetary donations, volunteer or make a toy donation at the Naval Marine Corps Reserve Center on Pomerado Road (open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or any San Diego Fire Department station. Donations for this toy drive in San Diego will be accepted until Dec. 15. For more information, visit san-diego-ca.toysfortots.org.
Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation
Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation is dedicated to enhancing pediatric healthcare in San Diego. Join their effort to brighten the holidays for young patients by donating toys and gifts. Your contribution will bring joy to children facing medical challenges, making their holiday season a little brighter. Toys cannot be directly donated to the hospital and must be taken to Toys for Tots San Diego, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego or Boys & Girls Club. Additionally, a monetary donation could be made online to support their toy fund directly. For more information, visit radyfoundation.org.
North Island Credit Union Holiday Toy Drive
Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, North Island Credit Union is launching a holiday toy drive to benefit local youth until Dec. 9. Support this initiative by dropping off toys at any North Island Credit Union branches or contributing money donations online. Your generosity will help create memorable holiday experiences for children in the community. All toys from the drive will be distributed during Boys and Girls Club’s holiday celebrations. For more information, visit prnewswire.com.
San Diego Center for Children’s Holiday Heroes Toy Drive
Become a holiday hero this season by supporting San Diego Center for Children’s Holiday Heroes Toy Drive. Through Dec. 15, this toy drive in San Diego will accept monetary donations online in addition to toys purchased from their Amazon or Walmart wishlists. Additionally, volunteers can host their own toy drives by running a donation station at their organization or place of business. For more information, visit givelively.org/donate.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
Ronald McDonald House Charities is known for its commitment to providing comfort and support to families with children experiencing a medical crisis. This holiday season, consider making a donation to its toy drive or a one-time monetary donation. The charity is also looking for food, household and personal items. Physical gifts can be taken to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego on Children’s Way. Your generosity will help bring smiles to the faces of children and their families during what can be a challenging time. For more information, visit rmhcsd.org/donate.