2023 Holiday Toy Donations & Give Back Opportunities in Westchester
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the season of giving by donating gifts to Westchester children or families in need. Below, we are sharing more about the local holiday toy donations and give back opportunities in Westchester. Get your kids involved so you can truly celebrate what this season is really all about.
Thursday, November 30th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
100 HW Westchester County Toy Drive
Join the 100 Hispanic Women Westchester County for an in-person toy drive. Held in Yonkers, families are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for kids in need. Zuppa, 59 Main Street Yonkers, NY 10701.
Saturday, December 2nd from 4:00pm-9:00pm (tree lighting at 7:00pm)
Barley Beach House Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Market
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with a Christmas tree lighting at the Barley Beach House. There will also be Christmas carols, free hot chocolate, candy canes, holiday market, live music, and more. Additionally, the Barley Beach House will be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots Foundation. The Barley Beach House 95 Dearborn Avenue Rye, NY 10580.
County Executive George Latimer and the Westchester County Department of Social Services recently kicked off the 18th Annual Holiday Gift Drive. The drive helps provide holiday gifts to children in the County’s foster care, homeless, and other child services programs. There are various drop-off locations throughout Westchester County from now until December 15th.
Drop Off Holiday Toy Locations:
Michaelian Office Building
148 Martine Avenue, White Plains
Dept. of Social Services
112 East Post Road, White Plains
Mt. Vernon District Office
100 East First St.
Peekskill District Office
750 Washington St.
White Plains District Office
85 Court St.
Yonkers District Office
Additionally, monetary donations can be mailed to Barbara Sabater 112 East Post Road, Room 637, White Plains, New York 10601. They are also accepting gift cards, Zelle/cash or checks that can be made payable to: Westchester Child Welfare Holiday Fund.
Families can donate toys, games, and gift cards to under-served Westchester kids. Additionally, children age 9 and younger will receive a developmentally-appropriate toy. Families with children ages 10-18 will receive a gift card. For more information about the WJCS Have a Heart for the Holidays Gift Drive, contact Rose Herschman [email protected]; (914) 761-0600 ext. 2203.
Join the Child Care Council of Westchester for their annual toy drive. They are accepting new, unwrapped toy for children 12 years and under from now until December 12th. Some gift suggestions include: Rattles/Baby Toys, Clothes/Bibs, Games, Books, Dolls, Winter Attire, Electronic Games, or you can order something from their Amazon wishlist. 313 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
Participate in the 43rd Annual Holiday Sharing Drive in support of nearly 100 families. The Junior League of Northern Westchester works with agencies to make the holiday season brighter for struggling families in our area. Recipients of the holiday gifts include single parent families, senior citizens, homeless families, physically challenged individuals, families suffering deep financial duress, and those struggling with terminal illness.
As a part of this drive, the Junior League of Northern Westchester is requesting gift cards only. You can also sponsor a family or make a monetary donation. Please deliver your gift card donations to the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, 605 Millwood Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 on Saturday, December 3rd or Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 – 3:00pm. A receipt for tax purposes will be provided for all donations.
Help more than 250 children and teens living in poverty this holiday season. Sharing Shelf has partnered with the Mount Vernon Youth Bureau, the Theodore D. Young Community Center, Family Services of Westchester, White Plains Youth Bureau, and Port Chester Community Gardens to purchase a gift for a specific child valued between $20-$25.
For teens, they suggest a gift card to Target, Kohl’s or a Visa, Mastercard, or American Express gift card. Additionally, families can shop for a specific child. All gifts should be labelled with the child’s name, age and the code next to their name from the sign-up. Drop your gift by December 15th to The Sharing Shelf, 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester, NY, 10573.
Families can participate in Open Door’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive to provide gifts to underserved families. They plan to provide over 5,000 new and unwrapped toys and gift cards to local newborns and kids (up to age 14). Families can also participate by shopping virtually YouGiveGoods/Open Door Toy Drive or via their Holiday Toy Drive Amazon Wish List. For additional information on supporting the drive, contact [email protected] or call 914-502-1468. Additionally, you can participate by mailing a check to the Open Door Foundation at Jane Levy, Open Door Foundation, 2 Church Street, Suite 101, Ossining, NY 10562.
Families can find a massive list of drop-off locations where you can leave a present to a child in need. Click here for the list of locations in Westchester. Additionally, families can donate funds online in support of the Marine Toys for Tots program.