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Not too late to donate: San Diego toy drives to share in this season of giving

Posted at 5:50 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 20:55:56-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — This year, thousands of families across San Diego County are hoping to make the season bright for their children.

And in 2020, there are more ways than ever to help deliver for families.

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Here are a few ways you can donate to local toy drives this month:

Salvation Army Rescue Christmas: The Salvation Army and Walmart have teamed up to help deliver holiday joy to millions of children in need. Donors can easily head to the Rescue Christmas website below, select a location in their area, and find a gift registry to donate to in their community. Walmart will either ship the items directly to a local Salvation Army, or donors can drop off items at a collection point at participating stores.

Link to donate

Toys for Joy: The Rock Church hosts Toys for Joy, bringing toys to children throughout the San Diego community annually during the holidays. This year, to help keep giving safe for families, the toy drive is asking donors to make monetary contributions online so that organizers can go out and buy toys for donors. The event also supports groceries and clothing for families in need.

Link to donate

Toys for Tots: The annual Toys for Tots toy drive asks for new, unwrapped toys to distribute to less fortunate children this season. Donors can bring a toy to any local San Diego Fire Department station. Monetary donations can also be made online to the campaign.

Link to donate

Little Italy Toy Drive: The Little Italy Association is asking for toy donations to benefit foster children of New Alternatives, Inc. Donors can drop off a new, unwrapped toy appropriate for a child between ages 1 and 18 until Dec. 14 to one of several drop-off locations in the Little Italy area. The association is also accepting monetary donations in light of the pandemic to support the toy drive.

Link to donate

Rady Children's In-Kind campaign: Rady Children's Hospital is hosting the In-Kind event to spread holiday cheer this year. While the hospital is unable to accept donation drop-offs due to the pandemic, those interested in supporting the charitable giving can purchase items from an approved check list that will be sent to the hospital, consider sending gift cards, or make a donation to the hospital's Tell Them Yes campaign here.

Link to donate