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 in early December so volunteers can sort/tag them before The Shop opens.

Wish list

Almost any toy your children or grandkids would like will delight our child clients. Denver Santa Claus Shop seeks NEW & “GENTLY LOVED” TOYS for children newborn through 11 years old. These tried & true toys are big hits every year…

  • New coloring books, crayons, workbooks
  • Dolls – Barbie, Dora, Bratz, African-American, Native-American & Hispanic dolls; extra outfits (no porcelain or soft dolls, please)
  • Construction toys & model kits – blocks, Legos, Tinker toys, plane & ship models, etc.
  • Craft kits & art sets – bead, weaving, yarn, knitting, jewelry-making, paint & art, etc.
  • Toy trucks & cars – all sizes, metal or plastic, model kits
  • Board games & puzzles – new or in good condition with all parts & pieces
  • Baby & Toddler toys & dolls – prefer new ones
  • Balls – regulation size soccer, footballs, basketballs, volleyballs
  • Books – paperback & hardcover

    We cannot accept violent toys (guns, knives, etc.)

    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!!