- Step 1: Pick a charity Pick a worthy charity to receive the donated toys, such as Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, the Boys and Girls Club of America or the YMCA.
- Step 2: Focus on an age group Focus on a specific age group such as infants, kids under 10, or teens and set the parameters of the gifts which should be new and unwrapped.
- Step 3: Advertise the toy drive Use social networks, the internet, and local businesses to help advertise. Use fliers and posters so that everyone knows when, where, and what to donate.
- TIP: Ask businesses for prizes like discounts, coupons, or gift cards to encourage donations.
- Step 4: Tackle transportation and collection Arrange for transportation and collection of toys from either a single drop-off point or several scattered around.
- TIP: More drop-off points make it easier for people to donate.
- Step 5: Set a goal Set a goal to encourage people to donate and work hard and push your volunteers to meet or exceed that target.
- Step 6: Distribute toys Be active in the toy distribution as a reward for all your hard work. Don't forget to have a good time and thank everyone who helped.
- FACT: Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors, bakers, pawnbrokers, and children, was the progenitor of the modern-day Santa Claus.
You Will Need
- Drop-off points
- Distribution network
- Prizes (optional)