Host a Toy Drive for Children in Foster Care

host a holiday toy drive for children in foster care

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children and families during the holiday season? 

At KVC Kansas, we believe in the power of connection, especially during the holidays. Our Holiday Heroes program brings joy and warmth to children and families in need. By hosting a toy drive for children and families experiencing foster care, you can create lasting connections that provide hope and love exactly when people need it most.

Here’s How You Can Host a Toy Drive:

1. Gather Your Group

Assemble your friends, family, coworkers, or community organization. The more, the merrier! Determine your toy drive goals, including the number of toys you aim to collect and the target age groups (infants, toddlers, children, or teenagers).

2. Set a Goal

Define your mission and set a goal for your toy drive. How many toys or donations do you hope to collect? Who would you like to provide gifts for?

KVC serves children of all ages, but one of our biggest populations is teens. We also serve parents and families, and they need a caring person or community to rally behind them, too.

3. Get in Touch

Reach out to KVC Kansas and let us know you’re interested in hosting a toy drive. Contact us by completing this form or by emailing Jackie Harwig at

4. Donation Stations

Create a designated donation point where people can drop off their donations at your workplace, school or local community center. Make it convenient for your community to contribute.

Alternatively, you can shop KVC’s Amazon wish list and the items will automatically ship straight to KVC’s office.

5. Spread the Word

Use the power of social media, word of mouth and local outreach to share your mission. Tell everyone why you’re hosting a toy drive for children and families experiencing foster care and how they can help.

6. Start Collecting

Regularly collect donations and keep track of the progress toward your goals. Please ensure that all donated toys are new, unwrapped and safe for children. Here’s a list of gifts the children we serve commonly ask for. Feel free to share this flyer with your group, too!

If you shop KVC’s Amazon wish list, the items will ship directly to KVC’s office.

  • host a toy drive for children in foster care through KVC KansasAction figures
  • Art supplies
  • Baby dolls
  • Barbies
  • Bath toys
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Cars
  • Coloring supplies
  • Crafts
  • host a toy drive for children in foster care through KVC KansasDress up clothes
  • Ear buds
  • Gift cards
  • Headphones
  • Hoodies (for teens)
  • Hot Wheels
  • Joggers (for teens)
  • Leggings (for teens)
  • Legos
  • Lotions & sprays
  • host a toy drive for children in foster care through KVC KansasMakeup
  • Nerf guns
  • Play-Doh
  • Puzzles
  • Remote control cars
  • Sports balls & equipment
  • Superheroes
  • Tablets & electronics

7. Drop Off Donations at KVC Kansas

Arrange for the safe delivery or drop-off of the donations to one of KVC Kansas’ drop off locations. See them here. Here’s a PDF of our drop off locations, too.

After you drop off your donations, we’ll make sure these gifts find their way to children and families who need them most.

8. Celebrate Your Impact!

Share the joy you’ve created for children and families through your toy drive. Your impact extends far beyond the holiday season, as your support plays a pivotal role in children and families’ journeys to a brighter future.

Your Impact on Children in Foster Care

By hosting a toy drive for KVC Kansas’ Holiday Heroes program, your group can play an essential role in making the holidays brighter for children and families in need. You’re forging connections, creating smiles and spreading the warmth of the holiday season. Join us in embodying the spirit of connection and becoming a Holiday Hero!

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Jackie Harwig at Thank you for your generosity and commitment to making the holidays special for everyone!