Holiday Toy Drives in Metro Detroit

Is your family looking to help kids in need this holiday season? Consider donating to one of these local toy drives.

Toy drives are charity events that are crucial for providing holiday cheer to kids in our communities. They’re also a good way for parents to lead by example and show their kids how important it is to give to others in need. 

Many families don’t have the funds to put towards a holiday celebration, which means your toy or children’s gift donation can fill the gap and bring a smile to a child’s face this holiday season. Ready to spread some holiday cheer? Check out this list of toy drives in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties to get you started. 

Chevy Dealers Annual Toy Drive

This sixth annual toy drive supports the Bottomless Toy Chest, a nonprofit that delivers toys year-round. Its mission is to deliver a toy to every child in the hospital. A wish list of new and unused toys can be seen here.

Gifts in Kind

Donate new toys to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Wish lists are on their website along with their toy and gift safety guidelines. To schedule a time to deliver, call 734-764-1260. 

Macomb Charitable Foundation

This organization helps homeless and at-risk children. Donate new toys and gift cards at one of the many drop-off locations in Macomb, Ray Township and Shelby Township.

Operation Christmas Child

Families can pack a shoe box for a child in need. This program is run by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization that donates to kids all over the world. Fill the box with toys and necessities and track your box’s journey. 

Rainbow Connection Holiday Toy Drive

Donate new and unwrapped toys to this organization. Check the Rainbow Connection website for holiday troy drive drop-off hours. Call 248-601-9474 for a special drop off. 

Salvation Army Angel Tree

This toy and clothing drive is brought to you by the Salvation Army and Walmart. The trees have tags on them of a child’s wish list. Donors choose a tag and shop for the little boy or girl (doesn’t have to be at Walmart). Items can be dropped off at any Salvation Army. 

Toys for Tots

Run by the U.S. Marines. Donate new and unused toys for a child in need. Various drop off locations can be seen here.

Do you know of any other toy drives in southeast Michigan? Share them with us in the comments so we can add them to our list!  


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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