Toy Drive FAQs
How do I host a toy drive?
It’s easy – just three simple steps:
- Visit Christmas with Nathaniel’s Hope: Host a Toy Drive.
- Decide if you are going to host a traditional or virtual toy drive.
- Click the red Host a Toy Drive! button and officially register.
What ages are supported by Nathaniel’s Toy Shop?
Nathaniel’s Toy Shop serves VIPs (kids with special needs) and their siblings from birth through age 18. We also provide toys for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the age of 18.
Is there a list of toys available to guide my toy drive?
Yes! We have two lists available to assist:
Our Popular Toys for 2022 list, highlighting toys that are always in high demand at our Toy Shop, as well as our Amazon Toy Drive 2022 Wish List, which provides your participants with the option/convenience of shopping online.
Are there toys/gifts that are not accepted?
Due to the community we serve at Nathaniel’s Toy Shop and the vulnerability of our VIPs, we are unable to accept opened or used toys. All toys must still be in the original packaging and stuffed animals must be in pristine condition.
Can we send toys through Amazon?
Yes, you can view and select items from our Amazon Toy Drive 2022 Wish List to include in your traditional toy drive or have shipped directly to us!
Do you have any marketing materials to help make our toy drive a success?
We want to do everything we can to help make your toy drive a success, so we have pre-printed materials you can pick up from our office as well as pdfs on our website you can print on your own. Our office hours to pick up materials are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or you can visit our Promotional Materials Page to view pdfs.
When and where can I drop off toys for Nathaniel’s Toy Shop?
Nathaniel’s Hope is hosting VIP family shopping on the weekends of December 10th and 16th.
Ideally, we ask that toys be dropped off December 5th-15th so we are well-stocked for our families.
We are finalizing our Toy Shop location and will send an email with the address and drop-off dates and times as soon as confirmed.
If you’re unable to drop off during our scheduled times, please let us know and we can make arrangements. Our office number is 407-857-8224.
How can I make a cash donation to Nathaniel’s Toy Shop?
We have three different options for cash donations:
- Online with credit card
- Check by mail
Please visit Donate to learn more about the option that best suits your needs.
How can I volunteer at Nathaniel’s Toy Shop?
In addition to participating with a Toy Drive, you can volunteer two other ways:
In the physical Toy Shop, sorting toys, stock shelves, and/or assisting with shopping.
As a Caroling Caravan, delivering toys to a VIP family who is unable to visit the Toy Shop.
All volunteer registrations open in early November.
**The Toy Shop is our gift to VIP families, and unfortunately, we do not allow VIP families to volunteer at the toy shop, but they can contact us to see if there are other volunteering opportunities in our office.