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Gelson's Chainwide Toy Drive December 1-20 

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


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


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