In 2009 we started a toy drive in Lake County, IN to fill a void there. There are toy drives that collect new toys, but there were none in the area that collected used toys. So many parents and children have toys that are in good condition that could be given to another child, a child that may not get presents during the holidays. We have since expanded our toy drive to Porter County, IN as well. Our 2016 toy drive had 35 drop off locations throughout both counties.
We give our toys to shelters, veterans families, churches, and individual families. We collect thousands of toys through our drive each year. Our drive has grown so much that we are now in a position to give out toys all year long. We are working on finding a space to house our toys so we can provide them to families and organizations in need all year long. This would also allow us to collect toys all year as well.
We also take nominations for families in need. Email us if you know someone firstname.lastname@example.org. We will only take nominations from people, not requests for yourself. Thank you for your understanding. If you are nominating a family or individual, please fill out this form. Thank you.
If you are an organization requesting toys. Please fill out this organization form. Thank you, again!
Also, if you are in the Northwest Indiana area and have toys you would like to donate, please let us know.