Toy Drive

Angels for Children 2020 Toy Drive – 22nd Anniversary

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 21 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

You can donate toys or funds to support the program – or volunteer.
View more information on the Montgomery Housing Partnership website.

What kinds of gifts/toys do we need?
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!

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 ~

For questions about donations, drop-off locations and volunteering, contact:
, Toy Drive Coordinator-MHP, at 301-332-8540.

Download Angels for Children 2020 Drop-off Locations Flyer


~ This section still to come (and will be adjusted) ~
Join us as we wrap and sort over 1,000 toys in the Wheaton/Kensington area beginning in December. SSL hours available. Or volunteer to deliver the gifts on Christmas Eve.
    Location for gift-wrapping sessions:
MHP’s Pembridge Square Community Center
at 2315 Blueridge Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902

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