Have a Toy Drive

Organize your own toy drive – at your office, school, church, club, neighborhood, etc. It’s an easy, inexpensive and fun way to give back to the community.

You and your colleagues can share your holiday spirit by hosting a toy drive.
Details are below – a wish list and some suggestions for logistics. Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity!
* We need to collect your toys so volunteers can sort/tag them before The Shop opens.
Wish list, Company/Group Toy Drive Logistics & Suggestions

Wish list

The Denver Santa Claus Shop seeks new and gently used toys for local needy children from newborn to 11 years old. We ask for classic types of toys whose timeless appeal still delights children. These are the tried and true toys that our clients prefer every year…
  • Dolls – Barbie, Dora, Bratz; African American, Native American and Hispanic dolls; extra outfits (no porcelain or soft dolls, please)
  • Books – paperback and hardcover
  • Coloring books, crayons, workbooks
  • Toy trucks and cars – all sizes, metal or plastic
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Craft kits – bead sets, weaving looms, art sets, jewelry-making, etc.
  • Infant and Toddler toys and dolls
  • Construction toys – building blocks, Legos, Tinker Toys, etc.
  • Balls – regulation size soccer, footballs, basketballs, volleyballs
  • Girls’ toys – tea sets, hair play, jewelry, etc.
    No violent toys, DVD´s or videos, large toys such as bikes or play sets, please.

    Toy Drive Logistics

    The Denver Santa Claus Shop can provide you with information, materials and help for a successful toy drive. For details, please e-mail: corporate [at] denversantaclausshop.org

    Suggestions

  • Ready, set, go! Have a Power Toy Drive – announce and promote the drive, then choose 1 or 2 days as Denver Santa Claus Shop Days.
  • When planning Holiday activities, ask people to bring a new toy as “admittance”.
  • Encourage friendly competition between other groups, departments, etc.
  • Give incentives for donating a new toy – discounts, jeans day; free dessert in café
  • Urge suppliers, customers or clients to have a toy drive, too
  • You may find it more fun to collect money and then set up a group shopping day for new toys
  • However your organization chooses to support The Denver Santa Claus Shop, get creative, have fun and THANK YOU!!