Winter Wishes: 2022 Holiday Donations

Host Your Own "Winter Wishes" Gifts/Toy Drive

Hosting a drive at your place of work, worship or with your friends is a great way to encourage others to give back to those in need. Here are a few simple tips to make it easy and fun! Your efforts will help bring joy to families this holiday season!  For more information please contact .

1. Register your drive or Sponsor-A-Family!

Click to register. Choose the dates for your drive. Pick a designated week for your group to collect items so everyone has time to shop and contribute. Plan on a few extra days after your deadline to still receive gifts from latecomers. Our partner agencies will be holding their holiday parties the week of December 19th. So, please plan on collecting all gifts for your drive by Friday, December 16. This way we can get them to the agencies in time.

2. Spread the word!
Make sure everyone knows about this opportunity to give back! We are sharing posters that you can use to help promote your drive.

  • Put up posters around the office. Download our FREE 8.5x11 Poster here.
  • Share on social media, have your friends share on their social media. Download our FREE Social Media Image here.
  • Email your co-workers and friends.
  • Remind everyone!

3. Set up a collection bin.
Choose a place that everyone will see. Don’t forget signage – click here to download your FREE 8.5x14 Collections poster. Add your own donations to the bin (people like to see that someone has started!).

4. Collect!!!
Now it’s time to watch your group come together to support those in need! We are collecting:

  • Board Games
  • Puzzles / Brain Teasers
  • Sports Balls
  • Diverse Dolls of all kinds
  • Arts & Craft Kits
  • Jewelry Making Kits
  • Science Kits
  • Building Sets
  • Legos
  • Picture or Chapter Books
  • Infant & Toddler Toys
  • Teen & Tween Gifts
  • Action Figures
  • Toy Trucks & Cars
  • Children’s Hat & Mitten Sets
  • Gift Cards (Walmart, ShopRite, Target)

All items must be new, in original packaging. Suggested price range: $10-$25 an item.

5. Drop Off Gifts
Once you register your Holiday Drive we will match you to a nonprofit partner and provide time/location for you to contact you to drop off your gifts. Let us know when you are done collecting so we can coordinate drop off of gifts to the designated site.

Thank You! Your donations of TOYS, OUTERWEAR and GIFT CARDS will be distributed to children and families served by nonprofit partners in Passaic County. With your help, many children will have a more joyous holiday!