Terp Toy Drive - Give a Gift, Warm a child's Heart!

GIVE A GIFT,
warm a child's heart!

Our holiday drive, benefitting the City of College Park Youth and Family Services, has been making a difference in the lives of local children for more than 20 years. Join the tradition and donate a gift to help make the holiday season brighter for children in need.

THE JOY OF GIVING

This year, help warm a child's heart with a gift.

The Terp Toy Drive is accepting donations from the University community, no contribution is too large or too small! We appreciate all that you are willing and able to give. Our goal this year is to collect 900 gift bags for children this holiday season. All gifts are donated to the City of College Park Youth and Family Services.

Thank you in advance for helping make the holiday season brighter for children in need!


Terp Toy Drive - Give a Gift, Warm a child's Heart!

HOW TO DONATE

To help make a difference, request one or more gift bag(s) using the Terp Toy Drive donation form. The bag you fill will come labeled with an age range, along with a list of suggested gift items.

You may also make a donation by purchasing a gift on the Amazon Wish List, which will be delivered to our service desk.

If you are unsure about what age range a particular item falls into, don't worry, our committee checks each bag and re-sorts donations, if needed.

WHERE TO DONATE

You can drop off bags at any residence hall service desk, or fill out the pick-up request form to request a bag/gift pick up from an on-campus location.

IMPORTANT DATES

November 13 - December 9 

Request to fill a gift bag using the donation form.

November 13 - December 4

You will receive an empty gift bag.

December 1 - December 9

Deliver your filled gift bag to any residence hall/community service desk or request a pick up by filling the pick-up request form.

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO DONATE

The tags located on the outside of your gift bag describe the age and gender of your child. If you choose one age range and then change your mind, don't worry, our committee checks each bag and resorts the items into different age ranges.

AGE RANGE SUGGESTED ITEMS
Ages 0-2Diapers, Wipes, Bottles, Bibs, Pacifiers/Teething Rings, Clothing (Onesies, Socks, Hats, Mittens, Jackets), Baby Toys (Books, Rattles, Large piece toys), Bath Items (Washcloths, Soap, Shampoo), Baby Utensils (Cups, Spoons, Plates), Blankets.
Ages 3-5Clothing (Underwear, Socks, Hats, Gloves, Jackets), Toddler Toys (Large pieces, Puzzles, Hard Books, Playdough, Stuffed Animals, Action Figures, Stickers, Coloring Books), Games, Bath Toys.
Ages 6-8Clothing, Stuffed Animals, Dolls, Action Figures, Games (Card Games, Board Games, etc.), Sporting Goods, Craft Supplies, Jewelry/Accessories, Trading Cards.
Ages 9-12Gift Cards, School Supplies, Clothing (Belts), Games (Card Games, Board Games, etc.), Sporting Goods, Craft Supplies, Comic Books, Jewelry/Accessories, Trading Cards.
Ages 13-18Gift Cards, School Supplies (Backpacks), Clothing, Games (Card Games, Board Games, etc.), Sporting Equipment (Bags, Balls, Skateboards), Books, Craft Supplies, Jewelry/Accessories, Cosmetics, Hair Straighteners, Hair Dryers, Purses, Wallets, Watches, Bath Gift Sets.



Terp Toy Drive - Give a Gift, Warm a child's Heart!

WHEN FILLING A BAG, PLEASE:

  • Only donate items that are new.
  • Do not remove the age identification tag from the outside of your gift bag.
  • Mark out all pre-written prices and remove all attached price tags.
  • Do not include any violent, dangerous, or sexually-explicit items in your bag.
  • Do not include any gifts that would need any additional parts.
  • Do not wrap your gifts.
  • Do not donate edible food items, including candy and baby food.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you Live in a Residence Hall
Please stop by your residence hall service desk to pick up a bag. You may also use the donation form and a bag(s) will be delivered to your mailbox. You may also make a donation by purchasing a gift on the Amazon Wish List.

If you Live Off Campus
Please use the donation form and a bag(s) will be delivered to your on-campus location through campus mail or an in-person drop off. You also have the option to stop by any residence hall service desk for a bag. You may also make a donation by purchasing a gift on the Amazon Wish List.

Two of our major donation locations are elementary schools; therefore, we greatly appreciate donations in the 6-9 and 10-13 age range.

No minimum is required, and all donations are appreciated.

There is no suggested monetary amount. All donations are appreciated.

No, used items cannot be accepted.

No, cash or check donations are not accepted.

Please make all gift donations by Monday December 9, 2019.

All gifts are distributed to local children and teenagers ages newborn to 18 years old by the City of College Park Youth and Family Services.

Toy Drive Recipients


• City of College Park Youth and Family Services
• Hollywood Elementary School
• Paint Branch Elementary School
• Pregnancy Aid Center
• Healthy Families Prince George's
• Jwanzaa Youth Partnership, Inc.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Terp Toy Drive Committee through the inquiry form or by contacting Brittany Marxen or Donna Metz at (301) 226-4830.

Terp Toy Drive - GIVE A GIFT!, warm a child's heart!

GIVE A GIFT,
warm a child's heart!




Department of Resident Life - University of Maryland, College Park