It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Skylight Foundation Launches 7th Annual Holiday Toy Drive
Updated: Nov 2, 2021
The holiday season is upon us, meaning the Skylight Foundation’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive is here! The Skylight Foundation is honored to continue its tradition of hosting a toy drive across Ohio. This special time of year brings organizations and community leaders throughout the state together to help those less fortunate have the proper holiday celebration they deserve. Last year, 4,000 toys and $39,000 were donated statewide to various organizations and families that needed it most. We hope to have breaking new records this year, but we won't be able to do it without YOUR help!
All offices are accepting monetary donations through our website at skylightfoundation.com/donate (note either Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, or Toledo toy drive), or by sending a check to your local SFG office (addresses below). Checks made payable to the Skylight Foundation. All proceeds collected here will go towards purchasing toys.
Read below to learn about what each office is specifically doing to spread joy and holiday cheer in their communities, and to find out how you can get involved!
Holiday Toy Drive—Local Skylight Office Info
Stuff the Truck Event | Market Square Park (corner of West 25th and Lorain)
Join the Cleveland office, the Cleveland Police Foundation, and A Special Wish Foundation Cleveland in spreading holiday cheer on Saturday, December 4th, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Stuff the Truck event. The event will be located in Market Square Park at the corner of West 25th Street. and Lorain. We ask for donations of unwrapped gifts of $20+ value suitable for children ages newborn to 18-years-old or a monetary donation with checks payable to the Skylight Foundation. Please stay in your vehicle, and a member of the Toy Drive team will greet you to collect donations. If you are lucky, you might even catch a special guest, Santa Claus!
We would also like to give a special thanks to WKYC Channel 3, who will join us the day of the event and throughout the drive to highlight our efforts in helping the community!
This holiday season, the Cincinnati office is excited to announce they will be working with the Cincinnati Police Department. From November 1st through December 3rd, the office will collect unwrapped toys suitable for children ages newborn to 18-years-old either delivered or dropped off at 3825 Edwards Road, Suite 210, Cincinnati, OH 45209 between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The toys will be picked up by the Cincinnati Police Department before the holidays to be distributed to local families and Cincinnati schools in need.
For more information, please reach out to Madelyn Kelly at email@example.com.
SFG Toy Drive Mix & Mingle Event | 7150 W. Central Avenue, Suite 100, Toledo, OH 43617
One option is to deliver or drop off unwrapped gifts suitable for children ages newborn to 18 years old to the office at 7150 W. Central Ave., Suite 100, Toledo, OH 43617, from November 1st to December 10th.
In addition, the office will be hosting a Toy Drive Mix & Mingle indoor and outdoor event on December 2nd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the address listed above. The event will include hot chocolate, mulled cider, holiday spirits and coffee bars, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Suggested admission is a minimum donation of $20 (cash or check payable to the Skylight Foundation) or one new, unwrapped toy. A Toledo Police van will be there to collect the toys. All donations will be distributed out to the community by the Sylvania Township Police and Toledo Police. Hope to see you there!
For more information, please contact Mary Gensler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Columbus office will be working in partnership with Get Behind the Badge! Together they will be providing toys to families of first responders and domestic violence victims. Help donate to these families by dropping off or sending unwrapped gifts suitable for children ages newborn to 18-years-old to the office at 5455 Rings Road, Suite 125, Dublin, OH 43017. They will be accepting toys from November 1st to December 3rd.
For more information, please get in touch with Brandy Good at email@example.com.
These are all amazing causes that will make a difference for families and children across Ohio this holiday season! Any and all contributions will help those in need and deserve a very special holiday, so be sure to get involved through your nearest Skylight office!