Angels for Children 2022 Toy Drive – 24th Anniversary
Montgomery Housing Partnership and the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad along with the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce ask for your support!
Donations of toys are delivered to local children for Christmas by Santa and his helpers. This Toy Drive has provided toys for the less fortunate children in the Wheaton area for the past 23 years. Without your support, this tremendous project would not be possible.
In 1998, a pre-Christmas fire left a Wheaton family devastated. To assist the family, the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad requested donations of toys, food and cash to help them get resettled. The community outpouring was so generous, there were extra toys which were given to low-income children throughout the community. And a tradition was born!
Download Angels for Children Flyer
Visit the Holiday Toy Drive site of organizer Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP)
If you have questions, please contact Ilana Guttin, Communications and Volunteer Manager-MHP, at 301-812-4138.
MHP welcomes individuals and groups to volunteer and help wrap gifts during the “super wrap” days, the week before gift distribution. There are limited time slots available.
Sign up to volunteer and learn more.
For the 2022 holiday season, you could donate toys or funds to support the program – or volunteer.
2022 Toy Donation Drop-off box locations
- ACORN Self Storage, 11015 West Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
- Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, 1151 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902
- Elbe’s Beer & Wine, 2522 University Blvd West, Wheaton, MD 20902
- IHOP Wheaton, 2526 University Blvd West, Wheaton, MD 20902
- Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, 10620 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
- MHP’s Office, 12200 Tech Road #250, Silver Spring, MD 20904
- Northwood Presbyterian Child Care Center, 1200 University Blvd. West, Silver Spring, MD 20902
- Ooh La La Bakery, 2600 University Blvd West, Wheaton, MD 20902
- Strosnider’s (ACE) Hardware, 10504 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
- Wheaton Studio of Dance, 11216 Triangle Lane, Wheaton, MD 20902
- Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad, 2400 Arcola Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
2022 Angels for Children Drop-off Locations Flyer
For monetary donations, make checks payable to
Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce
and reference Angels for Children
Mail to: Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce
2401 Blueridge Ave, Suite 101
Wheaton, MD 20902
~ Or donate online below ~
If you can place a donation box in your business, or help with pickups, contact Kaylie Nguyen, Toy Drive Coordinator-MHP, at 301-332-8540.
2022 Volunteers are needed for:
- DONATE – Buy gifts and drop them off at local locations.
- Gift cards* are also welcome – from FiveBelow, iTunes, Target, GameStop, Best Buy, Bath & Bodyworks, and Walmart in $10 increments.
- *Please do NOT drop gift cards into collection boxes.
Send cards by mail to Eva Dillon, MHP, 12200 Tech Road, #250, Silver Spring, MD 20904.
- Gift Collection – Pick up toy donations from boxes at businesses and other public places and deliver them to the “workshop”.
- Wrapping Days – Wrap and sort over 1,000 toys beginning in early December. Slots are limited; masks are mandatory and compliance with hygiene and social distancing practices is required.
- Distribution Days – Slots to help serve as elves to distribute gifts (in a distanced way) for several days prior to December 25.
- Sign up to volunteer
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What kinds of gifts/toys do we need in 2022?
~ See the Angels for Children Amazon Wish List ~
We are looking at doing $10 gift cards only for children over the age of 10 (we would give each child 2 cards, but wanted maximum flexibility).
- Infants: educational toys, Baby items, onesies, sleepers, musical crib mobiles, interactive crib toys, rattles.
- 2-4 year olds: any educational toys, any musical learning toy, Legos®/Duplo blocks or Mega blocks, trains, building blocks, Playmobile®, musical toys, dolls of color, Dora the Explorer, Batman, anything Disney, Power Rangers, VTech Race & Play Adventure Park, larger size cars.
- 5-7 year olds: Legos® sets, Legos® Friends, Playmobile®, CPSYUB RC Flying Ball Toys, basketball, soccer ball, baseball/bat, cars, trucks, cars, action figures, dolls, train sets, arts & crafts kits, ink stamp kits, coloring books with markers, Disney movies, parking garage play sets.
- 7-9 year olds: Robots, Transformers, Sporting baseball caps, Legos® sets, MP3 players, arts & crafts kits, watches, hair accessories, nail polish, boys showering gel, girls and boys bath/lotion sets, craft/bead kits, purses, diaries, model kits (cars, planes, boats), science kits, movies rated G-PG/PG13, baseball/bat.
- 10 and older: ($10 increment is suggested) gift-cards to Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Bath and Body Works, Kohl’s, etc.
- (No toy guns or weapons can be accepted.)
- And for all ages: books, games, puzzles!