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

GIVE A GIFT,
warm a child's heart!

Our holiday drive has been making a difference in the lives of children for more than 20 years. Donate a gift to help make the holiday season brighter for children in need.

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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!


Fill a Gift Bag

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

How to Donate

To help, all it takes is a pledge to fill one or more gift bag(s) using the Terp Toy Drive donation form. The bag you pledge to fill will come labeled with an age range, along with a list of suggested gift items.

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 necessary. Please do not gift wrap items.

Where to Donate

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

Important Dates

October 29 - November 19 

Pledge to fill a gift bag using the Terp Toy Drive donation form.

November 5 - 20

You will be delivered an empty gift bag.

November 25 - December 5

Deliver your filled gift bag to any residence hall/community service desk or request a pick up by filling the inquiry 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, please don't worry, our committee checks each bag and resorts the items into different age ranges, if necessary.

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.



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

When Filling your Bag, please:

  • Only donate items that are new. (Though we appreciate gently-used items, we are unable to use them for this gift drive.)
  • Do not remove the age identification tag from the outside of your gift bag. It will assist in the accurate distribution of your gift.
  • 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 from home. For example, if you buy a toy that needs batteries, please include them.
  • 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 sign up with your Resident Assistant (RA) or stop by you residence hall service desk to pick up a bag. You may also use the Terp Toy Drive online donation form and a bag(s) will be delivered to you.

If you Don't Live on Campus
Please use the Terp Toy Drive online 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.

Two of our major donation locations are elementary schools, therefore, we greatly appreciate donations in the 6-9 and 10-13 age range. Additionally, we typically find that donations for older teenagers (15-18 age range) are minimal as well.

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 Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

All gifts are distributed to local children and teenagers by the City of College Park Youth and Family Services. View the complete list of recipients.

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 our 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!


Fill a Gift Bag

Department of Resident Life - University of Maryland, College Park