WHERE: All Gelson's Locations
WHY? The holidays can be extremely challenging for children in need. Toys make it easier to celebrate. Serving hundreds of children to brighten their holidays.
PARTNERING WITH: See below to see the list of who we are partnering with and which Gelson's locations are the drop off locations for each.
|Toy Drive Benefiting||Drop Off Location|
|Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children||Rancho Mirage|
|Children's Hospital Los Angeles||Calabasas, Century City, Encino, Hollywood, La Canada Flintridge, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake/Los Feliz, Tarzana, Valley Village, West Hollywood|
|Memorial Care Miller Children's & Women's Hospital | Long Beach||Long Beach|
|Miracles for Kids||Irvine, Dana Point, Newport Beach, Rancho Mirage, Laguna Beach, Rancho Mission Viejo|
|Promises 2 Kids||La Costa/Carlsbad, Pacific Beach|
|Toys for Tots||Westlake Village, Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks|
SUGGESTED TOY LIST
Suggestions: To prevent infection, we can only accepts new and unwrapped gifts for infants, children and adolescents.
INFANTS TO AGE 5 – Rattles, Interactive crib toys/musicals, soft baby dolls, building blocks, balls, toys, educational books, educational toys, and bubbles.
AGE 6 TO AGE 13 – Toys, Play-Doh, crafts, art supplies, colors, coloring books, toys, superhero action figures, Hello Kitty items, bubbles, cars, dinosaurs, dolls, and Barbies.
AGE 13 TO AGE 18 – Board games, makeup, nail polishes, LA sports team swag, Bath & Body Works sets for older girls, CDs, Mp3 players, wallets, sport balls, white art paper, markers, video games, and purses.
ALL AGES – Socks, slippers, hats, beanies, PJs, gift cards, movies, books, back packs/sports bags, blankets, and clothing.
Things We Cannot Accept
• Stuffed toys or toys with small pellets or beans.
• Toys should be sturdy and free of any parts which may pinch.
• Please avoid toys that can break easily and leave sharp edges (i.e. made of glass or brittle plastic).
• Toys that are designed to promote aggressive behaviors (e.g. toy weapons of any kind or violent video games or movies).
• No food.
Note: Because of COVID-19 restrictions, some organizations are also using an online donation registry. Please check their website (if applicable) if you wish to make a donation online.
Barbara Sinatra Center For Abused Children
Miracle for Kids
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Miller Children’s Hospital
Toys For Tots