The Austin LGBT Chamber Health and Wellness Committee are presenting our first Toy Drive! Join us this holiday season to donate and provide toys to disadvantaged children within the local communities of Austin, Texas. We are partnering with Chamber Members, local non-profits, and City Parks for this amazing event. If you or your organization would like to join us please fill out this form. Each partner will be a drop off location for toys and gifts from November 15, 2020, through December 15, 2020.

Covid-19 Safe drop off directions and procedures will be in place.

Ways you can help…

  • Volunteer to help organize efforts and gift drop-offs.
  • Donate new and unwrapped toys, shoes, clothing.
  • Spread the word!

Toys and Donations Will Be Distributed to Children at the Following Community Non-Profits:

LifeWorks offers support and resources to youth and young families experiencing homelessness in the areas of housing, counseling, and education and workforce. LifeWorks is leading Austin’s community effort to end youth homelessness, opening the door for our city to become the first in the United States to achieve this goal. We are fearless advocates for youth and young families and believe that everyone deserves a place to call home, the chance to heal, and the opportunity to learn and to work. Every year, LifeWorks provides a pathway to self-sufficiency for more than 4,000 youth and families, many of whom are facing life’s most difficult challenges, including homelessness, trauma, and abuse.

 

Gifts received will go to families enrolled in LifeWorks programs.

Austin Black Pride unites the Black LGBTQ+ community of Central Texas to enact social progress and incite joy. Our mission is to cultivate a culture of inclusion and celebration and transform the lives of our community through education, advocacy, and activism. We are the home for social change, and our network empowers our members with the resources for a stronger, healthier, and more prosperous future. As apart of the Austin Black Lives Coalition, Austin Black Pride has made spent substantial time in communities of color speaking directly with youth about civic engagement, providing school supplies, and educating them on political systems.

 

Gifts received will go directly to the families and youth served by Austin Black Pride at Givens Park in the heart of Austin’s east side.

Toy Drive Drop off Locations

Covid-19 Safe Drop off locations. Please make sure that all gifts are new and unwrapped. If you would like to purchase a gift online and have it delivered feel free to order from the wish list. All gifts will be delivered on December 20, 2020.

South Austin Location:

1407 W. Stassney Lane
Austin, Texas 78745

512- 593-7347

Central Austin

5525 Burnet Road
Austin Tx, 78756

512-371-0911

South Austin Location:

5701 W. Slaughter Ln. Suite G 101
Austin, TX 78749

512-817-1097

Round Rock

2105 E Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665

512-371-0911

Pflugerville location :

21315 TX-130 Bldg. 4
Pflugerville, TX 78660

512-817-2126

Toy Drive Gift Ideas

Please Remember the Teens
Teens are often overlooked in toy drive donations. Personal and clothing items are always needed for every child at any age.

Babies
Blankets
Activity Center/Baby Gym
Sleepers
Crib Toys
Baby Clothes/bibs
Mobile for Crib
Car Seat Toys
Rattles, Teething rings, etc.
Baby Einstein Toys
Onesies
Baby Monitors
Diapers
Wipe Warmers
Hats
Shoes

Toddlers (1 – 3 yrs old)
Large trucks
Barney toys
Baby dolls
Cabbage Patch dolls
Elmo Toys
Sensory Books
Musical instruments
Building Blocks
Soft dolls
Little Tikes Items
Baby Einstein Toys
Little People Farm
Fisher-Price Toys
Educational Toys
Stuffed Animals

4 – 5 yrs old
Board games for young children
Lincoln Logs
Tinker Toys
Doll House
Hot Wheel Track and Cars
Stuffed animals
Nerf Balls
Plastic Tool Sets
Art Supplies
Musical Instruments
Kitchen Play Sets
Children Books
Playdough Sets
Outdoor Play
Shoes

Grades 1 – 3
Barbie Dolls
Action Figures
Star Wars figures
Batman or Spiderman figures
Board Games
Art Supplies
Beanie Babies
Hand-held video games (non-violent)
Children Books
Toy Cars
Nerf
Stuffed animals
Hot Wheels
Clothing
Shoes
Outdoor Toys
Jackets
Caps

Grades 4 – 6
Remote Control Vehicles
Baseball, bat, and glove
Basketball
Football
Soccer ball
Frisbees
Hacky Sacks
Legos
Sports Jerseys or Sports T-shirts
Jewelry
DVD players
Brain Teasers/Puzzle Mania
Chapter Books
Board Games
Outdoor Games
Caps/Hats
Jackets
Clothing

Teenagers
Board Games and Electronic Games
Card Games
Strategy Games
Gift Certificates
DVD players
Make-up, body glitter, etc.
Cologne gift baskets
Basketball
Football
Soccer ball
Baseball, bat, and glove
Sports Jerseys or Sports T-shirts
Jewelry
Sweaters
Purses, Belts
Gift baskets (bath, hair, nails, etc.)
Jackets
MP3/Ipod Players

2020 Toy Drive Partners

Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to pull this together!