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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Local Toys for Tots Drive Going Online

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Our District has long been a supporter of the local Toys for Tots holiday toy drive. However, due to COVID-19 safety concerns, there will be no public toy collection sites in Santa Cruz County this year. Unfortunately, this year the need is greater still for those who have lost so much to both the recent fires and the economic affects of the pandemic. There are a number of ways to contribute toys or cash donations to this worthy cause – 100% of donations go to local children in need:

Residents can donate funds locally at the following link:

https://santacruzcounty.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200

For a more personal donation, toys can be purchased via the following wish lists on Amazon and Target – click, select and ship toys direct to the warehouse for wrapping/sorting and distribution. Note: Collection deadline is December 7th this year, to allow time for sorting from a reduced volunteer staff! Please ensure all toys are ordered prior to this date, and due to arrive close to or earlier than the deadline shown. You can also buy toys from local retailers and send the new/unwrapped toys directly to the collection warehouse (address shown below).

Buy toys direct to ship from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/22QY7XCBLZE3G/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_gm__wl

Buy toys direct to ship from Target: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=96dab5e2d1044324a57dff41394e908c&lnk=registry_custom_url

When buying toys online (or shipping direct), please ensure shipping address is listed as: 

T4T - Santa Cruz County, 1961 Main St #113, Watsonville, CA  95076

You can also ship direct to this address, provided that packages will be due to arrive prior to the December 7th deadline.

Highest need items:

  • Gifts for older kids (10-14 yrs.): soccer balls, board games, art sets
  • Batteries, especially AA or AAA size

 Please note:

  • Please send only new & unwrapped gifts; Toys for Tots can’t accept used toys.
  • Kindly AVOID gunstoys of aggression and stuffed animals.

Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday season! 

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