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City of Oakland's Community Toy Drive 2016
Bring Smiles to Oakland Children
During the holidays, the City of Oakland collects and distributes toys for Oakland children. Last year alone we were able to provide toys to over 8,000 children from low-income families. That’s over 16,000 dolls, trucks, books, board games, sports equipment, and gift certificates.
You can help.
Make a tax-deductible contribution. Each year demand exceeds the number of toys collected – especially for older kids. A tax-deductible monetary donation will help us buy more toys.
Donate toys. When you’re out shopping, pick up something extra for a child in need. Just drop a new, unwrapped toy in one of the many collection bins that will be in place through December 22nd. You may drop toys off at any of the following locations during regular business hours:
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza & 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Police Administration Building, 455 7th Street
Any Oakland Fire Station
Main Library, 125 14th Street
César Chávez Branch Library, 3301 East 12th Street
Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue
Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak Street
Children's Fairyland 699 Bellevue Avenue
Port of Oakland Headquarters, 530 Water Street
Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Boulevard
Montclair Toy House 6115 LaSalle Avenue
EndGame, 921 Washington Street
Flax Art & Design 1501 MLK Jr Way
Oakland Ice Center, 519 18th Street
And at the following books stores: Laurel Books, Great, Good Place for Books Diesel, Walden Pond
For more information please call (510) 777-TOYS.
The Mayor's Toy Drive is supported by The Oaklander's Assistance Center, with help from our friends at the Oakland Fire Department.
How to sign your Children up for the Toy Drive
To sign up to receive toys you must be a low-income Oakland resident only and the legal guardian. We can only serve up to four children per family, up to the age of 12. You will need:
- Picture ID
- proof of income
- proof that you live in Oakland, such as a utility bill
- proof of children’s ages, such as birth certificate, medical card or school ID.
Registration takes place on:
Saturday, December 3, Noon to 4 pm
Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Please enter through the side door in the driveway; Signs will be posted
There is no need to line up early, as everyone that shows up will be registered.
If you are unable to sign up on December 3, you may sign up at the Oaklanders Assistance Center, Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm. Sign up concludes on December 16.
If you are an organization or church with a 501c3 looking for donations, please call Marines Toys for Tots program at (510) 871-0352.