Toy Drives in San Diego

The holiday season can be a busy time what with the parties, the shopping, the food, and the lights! With so much excitement around us, it can be easy to forget what’s most important during this time of year: giving back! Here are just a few toy drives accepting donations in San Diego.

Remember: It’s always better to give than to receive!

San Diego Toys for Tots

Each year during the months of October, November and December the U.S. Marine Corps resumes their mission of collecting new, unwrapped toys to distribute to less fortunate children in the community. Toys can be dropped off at any of the designated drop off sights in your area, or you can make a monetary donation online.

To find the drop off sight closest to you, visit

Little Italy Toy Drive- Bring Joy, Give a Toy!

The Little Italy Association is hosting its 8th Annual Little Italy Toy Drive that benefits the foster children of New Alternatives, Inc. The toy drive runs through Friday, Dec. 14th, and toys are requested to be unwrapped and for a child between 1 and 18 years old.

For more information on drop off locations in Little Italy, be sure to visit

In-Kind Rady Children’s Hospital Toy Drive

Rady Children’s Hospital is accepting toys in their original packaging to give to the patients staying and visiting the hospital during the holidays. Right now, the hospital’s greatest need is infant and toddler toys, however, they are also accepting items such as LEGOS, electronic games, Play-Doh, musical toys, and action figures.

Rady Children’s offers easy access to their toy drop-off bin 24/7 in the Rose Pavillion, just outside of the gift shop: 3020 Children’s Way, San Diego, CA 92123.

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