Holiday Children’s Toy and Coat Drives
Samaritan House Toy Shop is the largest holiday toy and coat distribution for low income families in San Mateo County. In 2018 we served more than 3,500 children over 3 days. All were able to find new toys, new coats, new books and new teen gifts at this fun event. Help us to bring Holiday cheer by running a New Toy or New Children’s Coat Drive. It’s a great option for businesses, groups of neighbors, classrooms, churches, families, sports teams, or just about any group of people who want to celebrate the spirit of giving during the holidays.
You can also donate the cost of a coat now. Thanks to a generous board member, your contribution will be matched one-to-one up to $5,000!
New Toy and New Coat Drives run in November and December, with the last date for delivery of all items on Friday 13th December 2019. All items must be new, suitable for ages baby to 17, and unwrapped.
A drive is a great way for a group to provide assistance. If you organize a large drive in your neighborhood, school or work, Samaritan House can provide donation boxes and posters and may be able to work with you to schedule a pickup.
We have some collateral materials that you can download to help your Drive:
If you would like to set up your drive as a Giving Tree here are some additional materials that you can use on the tree to advertise the collection.
If you shop with Amazon, please open an Amazon Smile Account to buy drive items from there. If you use your Amazon Smile account, we also receive 0.5% of your purchase price from Amazon. Check out our Amazon Smile page to learn more and see how to select Samaritan House as your charity.